Should the age where kids are taught about Religion be raised?

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  1. Altair

    Altair UKChat Familiar

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    The Brain's of young children are extremely susceptible to what they are told. (and it's something that can be carried on into later life..)

    Shouldn't we raise the age to when they are sufficiently Adult enough, to fully understand the implications?

    Personally.. i'd BAN the teaching of ALL religions all together...Apart from the Historic aspect.
     
  2. Altair

    Altair UKChat Familiar

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    Fair Comment...But i was on about Religion taught in Schools... in particular.
     
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    I think it's a great topic for discussion. I can only talk from my own personal experiences learning about religion in religious education classes.
    I didn't really learn a lot about Christianity, and i learnt more about a variety of religion. I was fascinated that Hinduism allowed knives to be carried.
    I remember being fascinated by the different cultures and religions that were out there, which is probably a big reason why i gravitated towards history as a subject. These both go hand in hand as subjects. I think we can all agree that historical importance is a good thing.
    Do i think different religions should be taught at school? Yes, i think a diverse range of religions should be taught in school, but they must be explained to that these are ideologies. The children can then form views and opinions on what to believe in or follow. You may have children who are influenced by these lessons to take up a certain religion, or they may become atheists who don't believe in the ideologies.
     
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    Altair UKChat Familiar

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    Also that they must be Explained that the belief in a Supernatural being is a False belief. Pardon Me.
     
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    Altair UKChat Familiar

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    Ok...If EVERYONE had your take on this...All would be fine...!

    BUT....They're not.

    Including Me.
     
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    Altair UKChat Familiar

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    I was banned from RE class at an early age..(Yes..!)

    I think it's nice that you think there is 'Something bigger' than us...! Nothing wrong with that.

    As an Athiest ...I can't acknowledge it though.

    When which 'GOD' (OR, Religion..) you believe in.... Depends entirely from where you were Born..

    They can't all be right...!
     
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    Altair UKChat Familiar

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    That's really not on Topic fella. I actually agree with a lot of what you have said...But it's not on topic.
     
  8. JoeDark

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    The religious indoctrination of children is tantamount to child abuse and domestic terrorism.
    It's one thing to teach about the factual history and beliefs of various religions but quite another to brainwash and terrify them into believing a particular religion is true whilst all others are false etc.
    Secular humanism will eventually take over as the main ideology and all of these vile sectarian cult schools will be shut down forever.
    Religions will soon be a thing of the past and bloody good riddance to them all.

    All that being said, I will happily repent and convert to a religion just as soon as one of their members walks on water, reanimates the dead, restores lost amputee limbs or moves a mountain through faith alone.
     
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  9. Bad_Influence

    Bad_Influence The Codfather

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    In my humble opinion, religion of all denominations is fraud. Those who sit at the top table of any religion feed on the gullibility of the populace, and feed well. For instance the news today that Scientology is being accused of child abuse and human trafficking is hardly a surprise any more. This has been coming and is not confined to pseudo-religions such as Scientology but it does emphasise the gullibility of humanity.
    For the human race to have any hope of continuing, religion and belief in false gods has to be eradicated.
    I understand that faith brings some people comfort, and in a way I envy that, but I think comfort borne of a false god is cold comfort.
    Science is based on experiment and proof, religion is based on rumour and gossip (albeit that gossip has been fooling people for 1000s of years).
    I'll happily row down the river Styx to Hell (with an upper-case H) should any God prove his/her existence. but in the whole history of humanity there has never been ANY reason to believe that a higher power exists.
    If people NEED something to believe in, and here's a novel concept, try believing in the goodness and righteousness of the human race, even if goodness and righteousness seems to be becoming more rare by the day.
    Disclaimer: This is solely my opinion and I'm open to be proven wrong. However, rumour and gossip is NOT proof.
    :):):):)
     
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    Altair UKChat Familiar

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    Great post..;)

    If anyone needs something to 'Believe in'..They need look no further than the sky.! I believe in the sun..It's there every day, never falters, and it doesn't ask me for my soul or my money.:)
     
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    Bad_Influence The Codfather

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    And I bet you get the same returns on any prayers that you’d get is those same prayers were asked of one god or another.
     
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    Altair UKChat Familiar

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    Correct.
     
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    As someone who is in school now I think they should still teach about all religion in secondary school as if we are not taught about religion young we will not know about most religion as it would be up to our parents to teach us and the could be biased.
     
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    20 and still in school?
     
  15. Altair

    Altair UKChat Familiar

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    Bang on...Fair enough...Just don't teach it as FACT.
     

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