Re: Your Child's Religion Is My Business TooJun 21st, 2010
Religions not only have their own churches and their own sunday school classes, they also have their own private educational institutions.... I think public school systems should focus a bit more in improving sexual education classes and the content they discuss before they decided to toss in a class based on religion.Quote has been trimmed, See full post:
Regardless if it's supposed to be bias as a general rule, it simply won't happen, because all that will happen is that while it starts off balanced and "Fair" towards how it discusses each religion and their beliefs..... there will be those taking the course (as well as their parents who will hear after class what was talked about) who will find one thing or another offensive or is an unfair claim against their religion and then the drama ensues where it inflicts the religious differences and divides that are usually outside of school grounds.... tossed right into the school, creating more problems then this idea would ever solve.
And if it's not someone getting offended on what was said about their religion, then it'll be someone offended that their religion isn't being talked about enough.
If one wants to talk about religion, discuss it in an objective view in history class where they relate to the history being talked about..... keep it out of schools. They have plenty of places to teach their backwards thinking as it is.
This past Saturday while my wife and I were trying to watch a movie, for the first time in like 5-6 years living where I live, we were rudely interrupted by a bunch of Baptists who decided to drag out their guitars, microphones and amps just across the river from where I live by a ball field, and start blaring out music and singing about God this, Jesus saves that.... and it went on for three hours or so.
Even with all the windows closed on a nice sunny day in which we wanted some fresh air in the apartment for once, and even when we cranked the volume of the movie, we could hear that crap blaring bass through our walls.
They have their churches, they have their sunday schools, they have their private schools, they have their little get togethers in ball fields for all to hear and see their religion.... heck they even go door to door pimping out their damn religion to those who never asked for it to be pimped..... they don't need a class in public schools to do it even more.
If kids want to learn about religions in general, there's university courses already available.... teaching children this stuff in elementary or high school is not important nor required learning for heading out into the real world.
Besides, how big of a problem is it really? Are there piles of people out there who's never heard of religion before and have this dumbfounded look on their face when someone says the word "God"?
What is this God you speak of?
I don't think it's public schools and their students who need a class on Religion.... I think it's the Religions who need a class on Reality and the World Around Them.