Surely it's common sense that if you enrol your child in a private religious school with "Christian" "Catholic" "Anglican" "Islamic" in the schools name then it's pretty obvious there's going to religious education involve;?
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23-02-2013 01:15 #101-
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23-02-2013 05:29 #102
23-02-2013 07:08 #103
I am so angry... (Religion in schools)
"Confession" is a loaded gun, and is based on the assumption we are constantly doing the wrong thing all the time that we need to confess about it.
23-02-2013 09:33 #104
23-02-2013 09:50 #105-
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I also don't believe children in primary school fully understand scripture, I think they can learn the basic stories and basic meanings (all that can be taught at home) but ultimately no one embarces religion fully until they are old enough to understand it and ask questions, I think this starts when you're a teenager.
Religion for children should be up to the parents while their minds are young and vulnerable, especially a religion that has so many interpretations, I wouldn't trust anyone teaching my children their faith and beliefs. I would want to be the only one with such an influence.
23-02-2013 10:03 #106
23-02-2013 10:11 #107
I'm a Christian so of course I wouldn't mind my kids being taught about the bible. I think there is a lot of value in it for some kids, some may find comfort in God if they are feeling lonely and unheard etc, but that's my personal view.
I do however, have a problem with RE being forced on families who clearly don't want their kids being taught about Christianity. Sassy, I think that's the issue here. You have the right to chose what your child is exposed to and you have made it clear that you don't want her attending RE classes.I would definitely have a chat to the teacher and maybe even put something in writing, something traceable like an email. Good luck.
23-02-2013 11:18 #108
23-02-2013 11:42 #109
I was thinking about this just before - I would be thrilled if at some point my child wanted to explore religion or follow a particular faith because it would mean they have come to that decision on their own and not been lead by us. We do not want our children to be atheist because we are atheist, absolutely, no way!!
ETA: My 5 year old has had a significant speech delay which has affected his understanding of some major concepts. He would be thoroughly confused if I started talking to him about religion at this point. I'll talk to him as objectively as possible when he initiates the conversation.
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23-02-2013 11:49 #110
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