I don't think so, no.
I assume you mean the Christian God? And that is where the problem lies- why that God?
I don't want to get into a debate about beliefs. But I'm sure there is more than one religion in each school. So why should one (even if it is the majority) take precedence.
No, religion, faith and belief, is a very personal private thing.
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05-02-2015 10:51 #11
05-02-2015 10:55 #12
It doesn't change the fact that the person teaching will do it via their own beliefs (or lack thereof). Whenever we would start studying a different religion, the teacher (ALL of the 7 we went through) would relate it back to Catholicism.
So, essentially is was Religious Studies via Catholicism.
05-02-2015 10:56 #13
No I don't believe so personally. I think learning about all religions on an educational level can be very useful and help children understand the beliefs and practices of others. I also am strongly against scripture lessons.
I think it's completely different if you enroll your child in a religion based school! I'm talking about public school here.
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05-02-2015 11:00 #14Senior Member
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Actually, those teaching scripture don't. The teacher is not supposed to leave the classroom as the scripture teacher has not had a check. I looked in to this when my oldest started school and I wanted her out of the classroom. The principal told me the teacher isn't allowed to leave the classroom which can make it difficult. I came home and had a quick look and discovered that anybody can walk in off the street and say they want to teach scripture at a school and be allocated a class to teach.
As for the op - no I don't think religion belongs in public schools.
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05-02-2015 11:27 #16
If your principal doesn't think it is important - bring it to the DEC's attention.
05-02-2015 11:30 #17
Which god(s) are we talking about? Krishna? Thor? Aphrodite? Apollo? Ganesha? There's rather a lot of them (I think it's in the thousands).
No surprises that my answer is a firm No.
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05-02-2015 11:38 #18Senior Member
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And I volunteer at my kids school all the time and have never been asked about a WWC. But it's okay as I am always with a teacher.
05-02-2015 11:45 #19
I don't want to say that I think God should be in every classroom, but I would really see value in all the teachers and principals taking on a serious attitude towards respect, honesty, and self control. I have seen far too many children with such attitudes, ' I own the world and you can just eat my shorts" like bart simpson. a little bit of love and respect would go a long way with some people, and therefore their children also lack this. im sorry but I cant listen to the audio, but I did read the script. marie.
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05-02-2015 11:49 #20
I do not practise any sort of religion (even though I was raised catholic) and have no intention of raising my children as a certain religion. However, I think religion has its place in school. I think it should be a choice for parents - if they do not wish their child to participate then there should be alternate learning for them. Even though I am not a practising catholic, I went to a public school where we had religion every Friday and it was helpful to me to learn about religion and decide for myself that it is not for me. I don't believe in them preaching their ways, however to learn the background religious stories I think is quite educational and creates understanding about religion.
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