I grew up English in Montreal. We had to school boards. The Roman Catholic and The Protestant (which included every religion other than Roman Catholic).
It's over now. It's English and French. All immigrant children must go to French school. They learn Frrench first then they get English from the media and religion by their communities.
No, relgion should not be taught in public schools.
Nothing wrong with exposing mythology to students as pure fiction. Myths reflect on the societies culture
Just like there is science class, a class on ALL the world religions maybe in with a Civics class or critical thinking class.
Only in an elective class on comparative religion or in one for which a study in comparative religion is a prerequisite.
As long as the teacher is not allowed to preach. We can all recognise preaching.
I think theology can be offered as a separate class that students may choose. I also believe that religion and its effects on human/societal development should be taught in history, sociology and psychology classes.
NO!! "Religion" should be taught in churches, temples and mosques.
But creationism tethered with Darwinism should be. This gives the student an opportunity to think independently and be given the current options to make up their own minds. And isn't that what school should be about?
I was educated in a christian school and never heard about any other religion. Nowadays in the NL schools, the public schools as well as the religious schools have the obligation to teach the children the essences of all major religions and non-religious convictions and ideologies, just as they are taught about sex, how it works and the several differences and preferences. The NL is quite secular and the problem of teenage pregnancies is quite small, and also the abortion-rate is very low.
As literature and myth.
I don't think any one(cough cough christanity) should ever be tought it should be all of them amd the athiest/agnostic point of view as well- were not a religion but we are a lack of them and that needs to be stated to
I don't have a problem with it if they are taught as a high school level elective as a theology comparative class but not forced as some religious thing. I was annoyed that my school back in the early 80s used a bible as a Lit class text. The teacher was married to a pastor and how they pushed it through as part of the curriculum had to be sneaky as hell. It wasn't mandatory but was allowed as part of the English credit.
Absolutely not !! This is a serious use of brainwashing the young to acclimatise them to believing there is a real god out there when any normally intelligent person has no option but to disbelieve it.
Get the young at an early age and you can teach them anything. This is insidious and deplorable.
very simply knowledge is power....which made me just think Faith is tested by knowledge....hmmm...I love this site.
I absolutely 100% agree. I took theology in school, and I was raised by an atheist father and a non-religious mother who encouraged me to take that class, it was neither pro-religion nor anti-religion. All it did was talk about the religions of the world, it's a class I would recommend all kids take.