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should religious education be taught in schools?

Discussion in 'School & Education' started by mickfordcfc, Jan 29, 2018.

  1. mickfordcfc

    mickfordcfc Active Talker

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    i don't think it should be. if you think it should do you mean your religion should be taught or all of them? it would surprise you what most people reply to that one. I don't think children should be given a religion they should make their own mind what supernatural sky wizard they believe in when they are mature enough to do so.
     
  2. SeanQuinn87

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    I was just talking about this the other day when Jak said his school doesnt teach it, but wee Paul and Andrew's school does. :p Personally i dont think it should be taught in school. :p
     
  3. mickfordcfc

    mickfordcfc Active Talker

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    i would rather my child use that time to know maths
     
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  4. SeanQuinn87

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    and science :D
     
  5. Callum Clark

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    I think kids should be allowed to study what they let them be the makers of there destiny and choose the subjects they want so the can be concious of the fact its up to them to be who they want to be.
     
  6. SeanQuinn87

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    lol that argument is flaud when the kids are to young to make a well informed decision about their own future themself.. so while they are young it is our jobs as parents to guide them and choose that direction for them until they are old enough to do it themself. :p They are going to believe anything they are told at that age, so i would prefer if those things that are told / taught to my kid isn't "way out there", "wrong", completely unproven and science contradicting non-sense.

    If you asked jak what he wants to be when he is old he would say something along the lines of a football player, astronaut or rally driver. Because these are the things that look cool and he sees on TV. He is not of the age to choose what he wants to be in the distant future, so i dont want his head full of the stuff they teach in religious education.
     
  7. Callum Clark

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    Ok on 1 hand when you put it like that its understandable but what about religious families who choose to be religious and send their kids to religious schools on the basis that thier children will get the religious eductation then ? You cant exclude something because of how you feel about it based on what you just said there.
     
  8. SeanQuinn87

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    Well in Dalmarnock Primary School all religious stuff is option, when they go to Church, etc.. any and all kids / parents can choose to miss it out. ... but in Sacret Heart Primary School all kids, everyone of them need to go and need to learn all the religious stuff. Where we are it is ok because there are so many schools around that parents can just choose which out of the 2 types of schools they want, but what about in places were there are much less schools and a parent that only has access to a school that is fully religious doesn't want there kid to learn religion? All schools should be the optional way at the very least in my opinion as then parents Always have the choice then
     
  9. Callum Clark

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    My point being if you choose to exclude religion then you open the can of worms to exclude Maths English Science Lanuges P.E. Also if you look at the statistics in Scotland Catholic schools have higher rates of children leaving school wih better GCSE’s and all round education in general bearing in mind all participate in R.E. Throughout year 1&2 and for those who go to a catholic primary will do it mostly in the 1 to 5 i think its 6 and 7 its not as much taught.
     
  10. Golddisk

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    In the United States (and this can vary a bit depending on where you are in the U.S.), students are taught overviews of the major religions in history class. They learn about Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, etc. It is actually important that they learn about these religions as they connect with a lot of historical events.

    The important thing though is that they learn about many different religions, and not just 1 or 2.
     
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