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← Religious Ed. rebellion

AmericanGodless's Avatar Jump to comment 7 by AmericanGodless

* forcing children to learn the content of other religions
* to better know and understand others.
* teaches values that run counter to their religion.
* a right.. to educate one's child in conformity with one's religious or philosophical convictions
* not in the 'relativistic' way...

It appears that the problem is not overemphasizing one religion over another, so much as it is teaching about a wide selection of beliefs without endorsing one as valid and the others as false. It is OK for the kids to know that some other people have strange beliefs; but to let them learn what these heathens actually believe, without the fear of hellfire, risks suggesting to the students that they might be able to question the absolute truth of their own family's religious beliefs. Can't have that. Better to go right to expulsion.

Sat, 20 Dec 2008 16:24:00 UTC | #289894