The post that was quoted here has been removedIt depends on the country and the mindset of the population. If the state spends money on education the state should decide on the curriculum and whether or not religion is taught. The state is also responsible to act on the wishes of the people so if the people by majority or some other means is against religious education in schools then the state should have it removed if it is offensive.
The post that was quoted here has been removedas in truth as we know it. ... ie that the world is round and has been around billions of years, and that our spiritual belief in the one god. then the child can make up there own mind which of these they take to, to dismiss one is teaching against what we believe
The post that was quoted here has been removedThere is no magic formula. It all boils down to pleasing the majority eg if 80% of the pop is made up of Christians and Muslims then the school can opt to each both. It should be the choice of the individual school based on their population. If there are equal % of Muslims, Christians and Hindus, then the school can opt to teach no religion at all as it might be cumbersome to teach all three.
The post that was quoted here has been removedShould schools teach anything beyond the most basic disciplines? Ought schools teach critical thinking skills? Where does one draw the line? Since some wish to draw a hard-fast line betwixt religion and say, logic, for example, can we then have schools teach religion's replacement?
Originally posted by FabianFnasThey could teach about the various histories of the various main religious movements. That would be a relative truth.
No religious teaching then...?
Originally posted by stokerWho's "we"? I don't believe in any gods. I'd like children in British schools to know that Christianity has been one of the main forces shaping British culture, but that could be taught in history lessons. If we are going to have Religious Studies lessons, they should be comparative, unbiased, and include the Greek, Norse and Egyptian pantheons on an equal footing with the Abrahamic and Dharmic creeds practised today.
as in truth as we know it. ... ie that the world is round and has been around billions of years, and that our spiritual belief in the one god.
The post that was quoted here has been removedDo you disagree with these statements? Why?
The post that was quoted here has been removedI disagree.
The post that was quoted here has been removedHere in the U.S., public schools are primarily funded by local property taxes. In very religious areas, your proposal would have the effect of mandating that religious people pay taxes to fund a secular education. Do you also think that religious parents should be able to opt out of funding public schools, or have the option of having their property tax revenue go towards funding parochial schools?