And I live inside a box?
This arguing with you is ridiculous, you have serious hate issues with Christianity and its no longer worth talking to you.
So I won't get the thread closed I'll stop posting, please don't quote me or single my posts out in the future. I won't respond, I'm pretty sure everyone else is sick of this exchange.
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05-03-2012 22:08 #411Guest Guest
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I hope I have not offended you or anyone else as I say from my heart that I do totally understand just how precious a personal faith is.
05-03-2012 22:11 #413
So again I ask.
We are not a Religious Family.
I do not believe in Indoctrination.
Where is our option in a state secular (secular meaning free/seperate from religion) school?
I am not, have not and will not ever ridicule someones 'faith'.
I'm pretty sure we agreed 'faith' and 'religion' are different things.
05-03-2012 22:14 #414
05-03-2012 22:16 #415
05-03-2012 22:21 #416-
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I can see both sides.
No one wants anyone to be forced into religion.
Everyone wants the right to believe what they do.
No one wants to be ridiculed.
No one wants to be controlled by anothers, different belief.
No one wants their children indoctrinated in to anything!
We all want the same thing.
05-03-2012 22:24 #417Senior Member
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I guess at this point in time, til something changes, which will be soon I believe, your option is to a) let them go if thats what they want, and let them decide fore themselves, or b) let them colour in for half an hour a week if thats what they want.
I am not trying to belittle your dilemma, but I am not going to pretend I am not Christian to suit your agenda.
05-03-2012 22:30 #418
Just in regards to religious education in schools - a lot of parents disagree with this in secular state schools, and disagree with sending their children to these classes not because they are opposed to each individual making that decision for themselves, but because sending your child to RE is not letting them make the choice for themselves, it's having them be exposed to only whatever religion they talk about in that class, and being taught in a preachy way, not a "this is what some people believe," way.
Also, I don't believe my 6-year-old daughter is capable of making any sort of choice like that for herself. When I was small, I knew the "fun" bible stories about the Ark, Adam and Eve and Jesus's birth. The cool ones. I heard that if you were good you went to heaven, if you were bad, to hell. That's not all religion is though, so to expect a child to make such a big decision based on so little information (and even if I read through the bible to her, she would not understand wtf was going on... jeez, interpreting that thing can be hard for adults to do!)... in some people's opinion, is absurd.
My daughter will not be deciding this for herself as a child. When she is old enough to explore religions as an adult, she can do it then, and THEN make her choice, if she so wishes.
05-03-2012 22:30 #419
i'm going to the nice peaceful buddhist thread.....lol
05-03-2012 22:33 #420
I was actually trying to demonstrate how religion creeps in everywhere.
And how it is unfair.
Religion really has no place in a secular school - but it is there.
Don't worry - I am taking action...my 'agenda' is to have fairness.
I don't actually 'teach' my kids that god does not exist (but thanks for asking) , we explore (in a child appropriate way) ALL of the religions & cultures of the world.
I don't project anything onto them... that would be a form of indoctrination - which I personally don't believe in.
Can I just say again.
because it's really offensive that you have accused me of asking you to 'pretend you are not christian'.
I just wondered if you were aware that by ticking that box - you become a statistic which influences our laws.
If you want to tick it - tick it!
Last edited by FiveInTheBed; 05-03-2012 at 22:37.
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