Do you believe Religious education should be a compulsory subject at all schools. (By Sweetooth MaleGold MedalGold TrophySuper StarDiamondBronze Crown 6 years ago)

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    7 months ago
    ico
    guest from Michigan, United States
    Schools shouldn't force religion upon students.
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    1 year ago
    ico +2
    MustaKrakish Gold MedalGold TrophySuper Star from Pennsylvania, United States
    Religion should be banned
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    4 months ago
    ico
    guest from Rajasthan, India
    #athiesm
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    4 days ago
    ico
    guest from Sofia-Capital, Bulgaria
    Excuse me...WHAT?!
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    1 year ago
    ico +3
    guest from Illinois, United States
    We have church for that
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    2 years ago
    ico +1
    guest from Western Australia, Australia
    optional
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    2 years ago
    ico +2
    guest from Wisconsin, United States
    World religion and to learn the diversity in the world, yes. But ONE religion? Sorry, but no.
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    2 years ago
    ico
    Sanara Gold MedalGold TrophySuper Star from Buskerud, Norway
    But it should be neutral, instead of promoting one religion. Understanding religion can be a useful part of understanding society
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    2 years ago
    ico
    guest from Ontario, Canada
    Proud to be an atheist and not give a f*** what weirdness other people think is going on.
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    3 years ago
    ico +2
    guest from Illinois, United States
    Let the pupils chose their religion
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    3 years ago
    ico
    even though i am religios, i dont think it should be into all the schools
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    4 years ago
    ico +3
    guest from South Holland, Netherlands
    Only if it is about ALL religions. The more religions are known to the children, the better their understanding of these religions becomes. This will (probably) reduce conflict caused by religion in the future
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    2 years ago
    ico
    guest from Illinois, United States
    never thought about it like that
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    4 years ago
    ico +2
    guest from the United States
    I think everyone should be exposed to every religion.
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    5 years ago
    ico
    guest from the United States
    only because its a whole other history lesson on how people value everything
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    5 years ago
    ico
    faggot MaleGold MedalGold TrophySuper Star from Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Daniel Dennett's Religious Education plan, yes.
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    6 years ago
    ico +4
    Kuromeru Gold MedalSilver TrophySuper Star from Missouri, United States
    Objective education about religious subjects, yes. Education biased with religion, no.
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    6 years ago
    ico +1
    Just the basics
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    6 years ago
    ico
    The-_-Cure MaleGold MedalSilver TrophySuper Star from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
    RE is just another form of history... A lot of schools still do it. Not in the sense of just teaching one dominant religion, but bits of everything.
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    6 years ago
    ico +1
    guest from Kent, United Kingdom
    We ought to be taught their beliefs and practices, but not preached to.
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    6 years ago
    ico
    guest from Surrey, United Kingdom
    i don't really care tbh
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    6 years ago
    ico +2
    guest from Grad Zagreb, Croatia
    There are too many subjects already
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    6 years ago
    ico +18
    guest from Texas, United States
    we should spend equal time learning about ALL religions
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    6 years ago
    ico +12
    guest from Maryland, United States
    You must be the smartest man in Texas.
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    6 years ago
    ico +7
    Damianne FemaleSilver MedalSuper Star from Virginia, United States
    I think kids would be better off without ever having heard of religion until they're adults.
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    6 years ago
    ico +1
    guest from United Kingdom
    Compulsory up to a point, e.g. just in elementary/middle school. Then people could choose whether they still want to study it. It gives awareness of other religions, and helps kids understand.
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    6 years ago
    ico +4
    Yes, brainwash them while their young lol
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    6 years ago
    ico
    guest from United Kingdom
    Maybe this is just a difference between USA and UK education, but at school we were taught about various religions academically, and were given an overview of what the followers of the religion do and believe. No brainwashing or presenting-as-fact involved. From what I've seen, many Americans on this site seem to have a negative view on religion...
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    6 years ago
    ico
    guest from United Kingdom
    And surely to have "freedom of religion," it may be helpful to know about various religions? I'm a Christian and have been so all my life, but if someone doesn't know what to believe as an adult or teenager, having a vague idea about religions may help. Just my opinion is "Do what you want, as long as it doesn't harm anyone else, and I'll just stick to my own opinions." But I see no reason why this would be unconstitutional/unethical, unless it is segregating pupils of different religion by presenting one religious view as fact, if the school itself is not stated as religious, e.g. a Catholic school.
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    6 years ago
    ico
    But, don't you think it's better that people learn about religion when they are older. It causes less confusion and they will have a better understanding of it. Also, the problem in the USA, it that most people want only their religion taught in school. (sorry, if I offended you with my first comment)
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    6 years ago
    ico +1
    guest from United Kingdom
    I don't believe that people should be made to be atheist throughout their childhood (so not introduced to any religion), and personally I value religion a lot. But it depends wholly on their upbringing. Thanks for the clarification on the USA. If the children experience religion in the home and local community (e.g. in a place of worship) and learn about religions objectively at school, it doesn't seem as though there'd be a problem. But I do understand your points, and I'll stop now, since I've already written half an essay on it here. xD (And there was no offense, don't worry; sorry if it sounded like there was.)