Give up Sonja. I certainly have.
I am not being rude at all. I still don't know why you asked in the first place if you weren't interested in the reply.
I don't really care what goes on at catholic schools. I went to one and have no intention of sending my kids to a catholic school for many reasons. But if parents want their kids to learn RE at a catholic school why would it bother you?
Yes I did ask and you explained and I aknowledged it by saying thank you straight after you wrote it, you have a Thanks by me underneath it?
My answer after that was also in response to the teacher who quoted me, so I wasn't just talking to you but in general about what I think. Which ofcourse doesn't change just because people are explaining what they learnt in primary school, I wanted to explain I also learnt as a child, but how I feel about religion and children now is this..... ^^
Just because I don't agree with you doesn't mean I don't understand or aknowledge what you are saying. I'm not asking anyone to agree with me, I obviously view religion quite differently, this doesn't mean I'm wrong. Which is specifically why I said I didn't want to debate it, I did want to discuss it. You guys obviously don't by saying 'don't waste your time' which I find incredibaly rude, I'm not stupid.
I still don't really understand why it bothers people if kids do RE at a religious school. I dislike intensely many aspects of RE but the bible exists and I appreciated that for a few years of my life I learned about it. My mother is agnostic and challenged much if what I was told in school. Maybe I was lucky as I didn't take it all as "gospel" truth.
In reference to indoctrination, my children are only 2 and 5 at the moment and neither of them have a concept of deities or religion. As I stated before, when they start to ask questions I will explain difference beliefs as objectively as I can. I'm not going to tell them what we believe. If DD or DS asks me if there is a god I will turn the question around and ask them "well what do you think?". This is very different to raising a child in religion ABC and but saying that they are free to chose a religion or not of their own. Whilst they might be free they have been bought up to believe all the tenets and belief systems of religion ABC to explain the world around them. This is a very difficult thing to abandon.
For the record if my children decide when they are an adult to follow a religion then I would support them because I know they have made the choice as an adult and it has not been 'bred' into them.
There is an old Jesuit saying "give me a boy until he is 7 and I will give you the man".
*I'm only referring to the public school system*
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