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21-04-2017 21:14 #51
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21-04-2017 22:07 #52
I'm agnostic and opted out. So imagine my surprise when my preppy got into the car one day talking about the man who died and came back alive. It was just before Easter so I thought oh maybe they covered it, but wasn't happy. Then I found colouring in leaflets in her bag of Jesus being crucified! I'm like if this is opting out of RE I would hate to see opting it. I raised it with the school and it turns out my daughter accidentally went to RE. So relieved I thought they were trying to sneak her religion!
As others have said I would like an overall class that covered all religions and beliefs.
21-04-2017 22:26 #53
21-04-2017 22:41 #54
Has anyone looked at the national curriculum? I'm not sure if I'm reading this correctly but it looks as though evolution is not studied in school until year 11-12. And by then a lot of students might have dropped science all together (I was one such student back in my high school days). So if I'm understanding the curriculum framework correctly, there is a very good chance that a huge portion of students in Australia have actually never been taught and never will be taught the theory of evolution. This is quite disturbing, considering the only explanation for our existence that many students will be exposed to in school is "creationism", if they either go to a religious school or have not opted out of scripture. I guess it's up to parents to educate their kids..
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21-04-2017 22:57 #55
I recently watched a lecture he gave to a group of Canadian university students about the beginning of the universe and it was mind blowing to say the least.. I know this is now going off topic a bit, but I learned more about the universe and the Big Bang in an hour of watching his YouTube video than I had learned from all the years of studying science in school (granted, it wasn't long, since I hated science and dropped it as soon as I was able to).
I'm inspired and motivated to learn more about physics, biology, cosmology.. it's freakin fascinating!
21-04-2017 23:18 #56
What makes me angry is not they are extremely fundamentalist in essence. Each to their own. It's that these kids are, in 2017 not only being taught this rot (the Creationism part, not religion in general) but they continue to be funded!
21-04-2017 23:26 #57
22-04-2017 00:42 #58
As I said though my experience at a catholic school was nowhere near so full on, they were very open to discussion.
22-04-2017 06:47 #59
Really easy listening as you potter about the house if anyone is interested.
No visual needed, I just like to see the faces when talking if there's the option.
Or on podcast.
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22-04-2017 07:09 #60
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