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fanatapan
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Logical-Master
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31 Points

Public Schools in Britain Shouldn't be part of a Certain Religion

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Logical-Master
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/13/2009 Category: Religion
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 864 times Debate No: 8250
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fanatapan

Pro

I think that public schools in UK shouldn't follow a religion. I think this for the following reasons:
•It deters parents from sending their children to a public school.
•Children are less likely to want to voice their views about their religion.
•Children won't have an opportunity to form their own opinion about religion etc.

Dear opponent: Please make valid points, not silly, irrelevant ones.
Logical-Master

Con

I nominate Confucianism as being A certain religion which should be embraced.

1) Universal ethical values:

Hsiao: love within the family: love of parents for their children and of children for their parents
Yi: righteousness
Xin: honesty and trustworthiness
Jen: benevolence, humaneness towards other

2) Due to "jen", we can note that tolerance is upheld. Thus, people of different religions could speak their minds at their leisure. This renders all 3 of Pro's problems as non-applicable
Debate Round No. 1
fanatapan

Pro

If Confucianism is to be embraced as a religion in schools, whats to stop parents from being deterred completely because the schooling system wants/encourages children to follow a certain religion? even if a different religion was to be adopted in schools,many parents still wont want to send their children to a religious public school. Parents are likely to either spend money and time on home-tutoring or pay extortionate amounts to send their children to unreligious private schools further away.
Logical-Master

Con

The morality promoted in Confucianism consist of general values which are applicable to mostly everyone (for the few conflicting values which it has, the promotion of tolerance makes up for this). All Britain would have to do is run a public campaign flaunting the ideas of this religion, so that parents would feel comfortable with sending their children to public schools. Once parents are aware of what kind of religion this is, they would be more willing to send their children to public schools.
Debate Round No. 2
fanatapan

Pro

fanatapan forfeited this round.
Logical-Master

Con

Extend all arguments.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by fanatapan 7 years ago
fanatapan
No, don't worry. I'll play nice and let you take the upper hand.(not that you need it!)
Posted by Logical-Master 7 years ago
Logical-Master
You can post it in the comment section. I don't mind.
Posted by fanatapan 7 years ago
fanatapan
Oops my laptop crashed in the middle of posting my round 3 argument! Sorry Logical Master. :(
Posted by Logical-Master 7 years ago
Logical-Master
Whoops.

Source: http://www.religioustolerance.org...

Though I probably wouldn't have had room for that one anyway.
Posted by Logical-Master 7 years ago
Logical-Master
I don't agree with the stance I am having to take up in the topic, but I fully believe I can argue in favor of it nonetheless. Thus, I shall accept this debate on Friday.
Posted by Logical-Master 7 years ago
Logical-Master
Ha! Answer me this: Why did you challenge me to this debate? What makes me so special?

Also, what do you mean by:
"Dear opponent: Please make valid points, not silly, irrelevant ones"

I may take up this debate if you answer my questions.
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