Learning about other religions at school is a waste of time
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I think that multiple religions should be taught at school because if they are not then a student's religion is decided by their parents and peoples opinions. If different religions were taught at school then a student would choose the religion that matched their beliefs. A student may have been taught by their parents to believe in a certain religion and that students parents may have been taught the same thing by their parents. Teaching religion at schools means that the student chooses for them self what to believe in. it is only right because it is giving them the chance to choose what they believe, not what their parents and everybody around them believes. I do think that going into too much detail would be a waste of time though.
I don't see anything wrong about giving a student a chance to follow what they actually believe in. If somebody has no idea of the belief's of another religion, how can they possibly be part of it. I am not saying schools should have RE lessons anymore than they do, but if they taught a variety of religions rather than going into unnecessary detail about one religion that only half the class believes in, it would be more educational and useful. You mentioned that teaching multiple religions would cause conflict. I struggle to see how teaching only one religion would be less discriminating, let alone cause less conflict. I believe that teaching multiple religions would provide a chance for young people to follow their beliefs, cause less conflict and give a chance for students of other religions to learn more about their traditions, beliefs and expectations.
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