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    Default Converting religion *purely* to be eligible for private schools...

    What would you think if a family were to convert to a particular religion purely for the sake of being eligible for a private school of that religious denomination?

    Is it normally competitive? A bit excessive? Morally and ethically questionable? Hypocritical?

    Do you think religious leaders are right to hand pick their 'applicants' if they suspect its not a genuine conversion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsTiggyWinkle View Post
    What would you think if a family were to convert to a particular religion purely for the sake of being eligible for a private school of that religious denomination?

    Is it normally competitive? A bit excessive? Morally and ethically questionable? Hypocritical?

    Do you think religious leaders are right to hand pick their 'applicants' if they suspect its not a genuine conversion?
    Okay, so I don't agree with people who do this it's totally wrong hypocritical and I think religious leaders should have a right to hand pick if they think someone is joining or converting just for that reason.

    I went to an all girls catholic high school, in my year for every girl that got in there were 6 who didn't. So the criteria to be selected got WAY past being catholic. It was first selected on that, then how long you had been catholic, if you went to a catholic primary school followed by if your family had a history of attending the school (if your mum and nan were old girls you pretty much get in)

    So there were a fair few of that I know of that converted but didn't get in anyway. So bit of a waste of time for them

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    My brother in laws family did this. And my sister in law applied for a job at the school, and made a big show of being religious - attending everything - for a few months and then once she was settled in, went back to normal. It really annoys me TBH. It's up there with fudging your resume.


 

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