Religion should not be taught in school

January 20, 2016, 3:47 pm

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The debate "Religion should not be taught in school" was started by reece on January 20, 2016, 3:47 pm. By the way, reece is disagreeing with this statement. 50 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 31 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

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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

3 years, 8 months ago

it should be told the basic beliefs and the basic of all. not knocking out creationism.

3 years, 8 months ago

yes religion should not be taught in schools as it will only make one more religious than educated

3 years, 8 months ago

PoliticsAsUsual, did you mean intelligent design? I think that would be an interesting thread if you still want to start it.

3 years, 8 months ago

do you mean all religions? or the basic concepts of spirituality, (which themselves can be very varied)

3 years, 8 months ago

people should be taught about religions, but not a specific religion

3 years, 8 months ago

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.

3 years, 8 months ago

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.

3 years, 8 months ago

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.

3 years, 8 months ago

There should be a curriculum that prevents schools from teaching things that have been proven not to be true.

3 years, 8 months ago

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

3 years, 8 months ago

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

3 years, 8 months ago

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

3 years, 9 months ago
ReadyToBegin
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that's a really valid point.

3 years, 9 months ago
ReadyToBegin
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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.

3 years, 9 months ago

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.

3 years, 9 months ago
reece
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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

3 years, 9 months ago

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.

3 years, 9 months ago
reece
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That's as if saying history has outlived its purpose and needs to go away... now doesn't that sound ... lol


:)

3 years, 9 months ago

Yeah, that's pretty much what I was meaning to say :)

3 years, 9 months ago

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.

3 years, 9 months ago

I believe he's saying that religion has long outlived its purpose and needs to go away.

3 years, 9 months ago
reece
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you sound remedial..what point are you making????

3 years, 9 months ago

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.

3 years, 9 months ago

agreed! religion causes too much friction!

3 years, 9 months ago

religion has no place in schools. if a parent wants to teach it then they can. the state has no business teaching religion.

3 years, 9 months ago
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