Kids need to be able to learn through decision-making. Kids can't go through their entire lives not being able to choose anything for themselves, it makes for indecisiveness and dependence on others. It's important for children to be free to experiment and make mistakes because that's just a part of growing up. Of course, parents can give advice but at the end of the day it's the children's bodies and they should choose what they wear.
Its too overwhelming sometimes. Especially in high school when many teens have to balance school with part-time jobs and volunteer work. There are 24 hours in a day, you're supposed to get 8 for sleeping and 6 are spent at school. With a 6 hour work shift and 1 hour of community service, there are 3 hours remaining. After things like transportation and eating, there is even less (Let's say 2). I have spent more than 4 hours on homework alone. Are we supposed to have no free-time at all? I can't even count how many hours of sleep I missed because of piles of homework. In the end, it really took a toll on my motivation and stress levels.
Bad owners are to blame, not an entire breed. While I have never owned a pit bull personally, I have known a few well-behaved and sweet ones. The thought of simply disposing an animal based on its breed is sickening to me. Its blatant discrimination and should not be stood for. Dogs, like people, are products of their environment. A dog raised by an incompetent, neglectful or cruel owner is undoubtedly changed by its experience. Does that mean the dog is at fault? Not in my opinion. Bad owners are to blame for their dogs bad actions, so why are the dogs put down while the owners get off relatively easily? Humans are too arrogant, why do we get to decide if an entire breed should be banned? All dogs can attack, just like all people can attack, that doesn't mean they should just be put down. An entire breed shouldn't be exterminated for the actions of a few.
Science should be taught in science classes. As a Catholic woman, I personally believe that there is a time and place for everything and creationism does not belong in public schools. There is no scientific evidence to support it, while there are countless scientists who support evolution. Even in the Catholic school I attended, we learned evolution in our science classes. Creationism belongs, if anywhere, in religion courses.
At some points, yes. It depends on how it is interpreted and which verse. I do not believe the Bible is meant to be taken seriously at face-value. Much of it is allegory and meant to be thought over to find the true meaning. Choosing to take everything literally is absolute lunacy, especially in modern times. In my opinion to truly understand the Bible's meaning, one must understand that the time in which it was written is over. I do agree with some things in the Bible, like the ten commandments and the beatitudes. The golden rule, "Do unto others as you would have others do unto you", is a good rule to live by.
Of course they are. Religion is taught, not inbred in our DNA. Why on Earth would a baby believe in any God right from birth? It just doesn't make sense and I myself am religious. I wouldn't really call a baby an atheist however. They have not yet been able to explore what they believe and lack the ability to truly grasp concepts like spirituality.
People shouldn't be forced to do anything. While I don't agree with discriminating against someone based on something unchangeable such as sexual orientation, I do believe it's wrong to force someone to do something they are against. The bakers will simply lose business and profit from that particular costumer base, they shouldn't have to pay a fine or do jail time for it. It isn't tolerant to force people to believe in things. Gay rights and religious rights are equally important and I feel as though we have not yet been able to find the right balance between them.