Schools should teach the predominant religion in schools?
On average, everyone strongly disagrees with nonconsensus between 388 voters.
Please read the comments from other voters below, then scroll down make your decision. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement?
Schools should teach the predominant religion in schools
Reasons To Disagree
20 April 2006
we have specialist schools for this form of education
24 April 2006
No. I'm a christian but I don't believe in forcing other people to belief in something they don't want to. Leave it up to schools (such as Catholic...) and individuals.
5 May 2007
The government/public schools have no right to force the opinion of the majority, especially onto children.
23 September 2007
If you want your kids to be taught religion at school you are foolish - but you have a right to pay fees for the religious school of your choice.
30 September 2007
it is the parents responsibility to teach their children relidgion
30 August 2008
No way. They should only teach comparitive religion as a part of philosophical studies.
10 October 2010
Dont teach any religion.
11 August 2011
religion is brainwashing teaching it is evil
27 August 2012
This is a rediculous notion.
2 December 2012
There are so many more useful things our children can be doing with their time.
28 February 2013
Reasons To Agree
(As long as it is Protestant). Religion is important for understanding history. It is a tradition and has had lasting impacts on many areas that make up our way of life as a country. It also offers an alternative way of living and seeing the world. Parents can always opt their child out of a class by writing a letter, and once opted out, they should be looked after by the school e.g. sit in another class, etc.
23 June 2006
Soly to teach values from predominant religions at an early age. Qualified theologians are not necessary as some preachers believe for they are just not there. They might be prejudiced too?
5 October 2008
if students do not know about other religions what would happen if another student comes along with a very obvious different beliefs?
17 August 2011
as long as those who dont want can opt out and get taught something else during the time - prehaps manners etc.,
14 October 2013
Reasons for Remain Neutral
If the religon of the nation is known then that should be sufficient because the government aligns with that and the people are in agreement
Private and intergrated schools were set up for that purpose, if you want your kids to be taught religion at school, you either send your kids to a school that teaches it or have them learn it via correspondence. State schools shouldn't teach religious education with any particular bias to one religion, as there wold be pupils from quite a few different religions there.
School is for schooling, church is for Jesus and the mosque is for Mohammed
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