The debate "School should teach all religions to the students" was started by
September 15, 2015, 6:08 am.
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I was originally against any religion on schools. but assuming it could be done a neutral way it would be a good thing. understanding what other people believe is a benefit, even if you don't believe it yourself. but if they tried to weight it toward Christianity, of with a Christian bias (or any other bias for that matter) I would strongly oppose it.
no religion should be taught. Religion is to be studied on your own time. Teaching religion in schools could help bias kids to a certain religion by making one sound better than the other. Additionally religion teachings would take time from learning other, more important subjects, such as math or reading.
it should be taught by outlining the major beliefs of each religion, their major holidays and such. it should be taught "this religion believes ....... this religion believes........ and so on.
the teacher's religion should not give any influence to her her teaching.
Religion ought to be taught in schools. Whole you may not agree with religion, it's silly to think that knowing the content of various religious institutions isn't relevant. Religions shape modern conflicts, they dictate geopolitics, as well as business across the globe. It is important to understand the differences between the various sects and tribal associations if you want to have any sort of understanding of the middle east. So schools should teach on the doctrines of all religions. It is the only way to prepare our kids for the real world.
How do you expect kids to understand the conflict between Pakistan and India without understanding the religious differences and conflicts involved? How can kids possibly understand the refugee situation in Syria without knowing the ideology behind the Islamic state or other theological governments?
Now, religion shouldn't be taught as science is taught, rather it should be taught like philosophy.
School should not teach bullshit. School is to prep students for college.
Religion was created by man. There are zero benefits for being religious. Schools should to teach kids how to read write count and learn.
I believe that religion should be taught in schools because the role it has played and continues to play in the world is undeniable. Religion is something that affects the values of most religious people. That makes understanding religion a big step towards understanding why people do things. Also, a lot of religious controversy at this point in time is associating religions with acts rather than associating the people with the action. To use an easy example, what ISIS is doing now should not be a reason to convict all Muslims as terrorists, nor was 9/11. Islam is a religion that was originally based on peace itself. Perhaps formal education about the mainstream religions would help dispel these misconceptions and open an age of religious tolerance, where you don't get sectioned off due to your religion?
BTW @AstroSpace, I like your reason, but school doesn't need to teach the whole spiritual aspect behind the religions, not a way to place materials in front of them to help them make a decision of what religion to follow. Basic facts, such as the God/Gods, the values, the culture and traditions, history, and stuff like that that, if handled properly by the teacher and students, should not result in any suing of school systems :p
Schools already teach students about religions in history classes today. Although I doubt they will be able to teach all religions it's still important that we learn about some of them so we know how past and present cultures r affected by them.
School shouldn't teach religion, because that's not what school is for. School teaches subjects that have very bright jobs. Learning about religion should be a personal journey, not through school.