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10 Commandment’s on the walls and taught in school will eliminate shootings per my grandparents “who didn’t see any of that type thing before misunderstanding of church via state was accepted and Roe v Wade…things were quite and peaceful until 1965. Even then, no one destroyed cities town and properties. In fact, MLK used the Bible to express and visually convey the segregation issues of that time. Everyone stayed within the 10 Commandment guidelines…unlike the 60s to present…”3
Nah i think it should he taught at home with options to take it as a class (like they already offer in college) but it can be offered in elementary/HS as well. Either way, they made Sunday school and private school for a reason so ig its not really necessary To have it at public school20
I think so…
I think it’s a good general knowledge to know about how different religions work, to help people better understand each other…
I learned about all major religions in school but we were never told “this is right” or “this is wrong”. It’s just knowledge.0
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in my opinion, yes. A brief overview of religions, their history main beliefs blah blah but not in a conversion way! I think if people understood all religions on at least some level and saw there were a lot of similarities they wouldn't be so judgmental
Studying religion increases cultural awareness and fosters tolerance20
I think it should be taught at a high level as religions in high school so kids understand the beliefs, influences on societies.
I had no knowledge of any by high school, was clueless. religion impacts a lot in our society, thus it is education they should be aware of.
it's a sticky wicket though.
People not knowing religions leads to acceptance of all, when that's not really sound.0
Certainly religious history as much of history makes no sense without it. Much of western philosophy is based on the bible and religious thought which is one of the reasons why I read it. Also separating out the dogma from the facts is probably doing our children a big service maybe as an elective.0
Yes, I think we should teach the dangers of indoctrination and explain the flaws of "believing" in general. How not to grab the very first answer to a question you have, but instead consider it critically. That just because a belief is tenacious, doesn't mean it's right.10
No, the whole education system needs to be replaced not expanded with more politics.10
My friend was a Korean Christian and went to a Jewish high school and no idea what he learned there but he was the coolest person ever, insanely smart and super nice too.10
I wish I was allowed to choose as a kid. I would go to religion class and others would not. The other class seemed to be more fun :(0
Not in normal schools. People have their own religions and it isn't anyone's right to teach them about other religions.0
I'd definitely think religion shouldn't be shoved down someone's throat. But it would be nice to have religion as an option in school for those who want learn about religion.0
I think either all Religions (comparing them, what the different beliefs are) should be taught, or none at all.0
In normal classes definitely not. As elective courses had outside of the normal schedule sure. It should never ever be mandatory. Period.0
Nope. School should encourage rationality. It's family's job to cloud your judgement.0
As a practice or as in it teaches them about many different religions and there History?10
I think it should be an optional class. I had a teacher in college who got his degree in theology and wasn't allowed to offer it as a class.0
i do not. if it is a religion sponsored school of course, they will. a public school no, unless it is an elective and the 5 major religions are included0
The existence of them yes for awareness and knowledge0
I think it depends.
In my country we have "Religion" classes; but they aren't about teaching a particular religion - rather, they are much like a History and Geography class, that covers the world's different people and beliefs.
Said class is often optional, but I think it should be teached because it's not aimed to indoctrinate children into a particular belief; rather giving them the basis to form their own opinions. A good teacher who's not biased in favor or against a particular belief can do wonders in educating children to develop critical thinking and learn about the various religions, myths and beliefs.