The debate "Religion should not be taught in school" was started by
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religion must not be taught in public schools but if a private school wants to teach religion then it is free to do it
it should be told the basic beliefs and the basic of all. not knocking out creationism.
yes religion should not be taught in schools as it will only make one more religious than educated
PoliticsAsUsual, did you mean intelligent design? I think that would be an interesting thread if you still want to start it.
do you mean all religions? or the basic concepts of spirituality, (which themselves can be very varied)
people should be taught about religions, but not a specific religion
you do realize there are a lot more religions than Islam and Christianity. are you really willing to use precious classroom time on what will likely barely scratch the surface of any of the religions.
and just to be clear to spare me from making a thread, intellectual design is not science and does not belong in science class. agreed? let's not go into a tangent here, if someone disagrees with that I will make a separate thread.
I absolutely agree. Religion shapes our world and the beliefs of those in it, so neglecting it in education would be a disservice to our children. We have a responsibility to distinguish scientific and historical fact from religious belief, but unless religion ever stops influencing global and social agendas to not teach about it would be irresponsible.
I went to a catholic school, religion wasn't taught in science class, only in religion class.
at a public school religion should be taught, but all religions, because it is good to know about religion, knowledge is good. knowing about islam and Christianity is important.
There should be a curriculum that prevents schools from teaching things that have been proven not to be true.
religion should not be taught in public schools, but even private schools should be banned from teaching it in science class. it should be it's own subject completely separate from science
it is still needed to incorporate religion as one of the subjects in school since formal education is one of the facilitator equipping pupils understand what they did not know before including their religion.. By so doing, their attitude toward their religion will be sharpened for school is believed contribute to students' changes
Nothing should be taught to be the right belief. We should always love learning the beliefs of others as long as it is unbiased and schools don't just teach one religion
that's a really valid point.
Religion still helps people and if it is a religious based school (not gov. affiliated) it is fine. I see nothing wrong with places like Liberty University.
Religion should not be endorsed by schools, but to remove it altogether from history and social studies would render them useless since it would rob them of necessary context.
lol when i said history i meant the significant events that are always going to be recognized by society lololol.. and i agree that religion shouldn't be taught in schools bur to say that religion has outlived its purpose is....idek what to say about that statement lol
history is the past. it is not something that exists in the present. it has gone away. religion is still very much around. it still decided is and kills alot of people.
schools should be devoted to learning facts. if a school wanted to teach about all religions I could agree to that. knowing about the world is useful. but any school that teaches a particular religion or any school that teaches religion as a fact should be stopped.
That's as if saying history has outlived its purpose and needs to go away... now doesn't that sound ... lol
Yeah, that's pretty much what I was meaning to say :)
Depends. In public schools? No. In private schools centered on religion, I feel that that is there chose. I don't see anything wrong with religion and find that it gives people strong morals.
I believe he's saying that religion has long outlived its purpose and needs to go away.
you sound remedial..what point are you making????
It should under no circumstance be taught. Religion is the bane of humanities existence. What ever your reasons for being religious, it has hindered us for thousands of years, and will continue to for a great deal of time yet. 'tis a shame.
agreed! religion causes too much friction!
religion has no place in schools. if a parent wants to teach it then they can. the state has no business teaching religion.