Should kids learn about other religions in their studies?

Posted by: TheHoddiePanda

  • Yes they should

  • No they shouldn't

90% 27 votes
10% 3 votes
  • absolutely. We learned about what the major religions believed in all theough school. its important to historical understanind and cultural awarness and tolirence. Everything was taught from an objective view we didnt teach better/worse and right/wrong. just the religious beliefs and customs of different cultures. And you are downright robbing children and older students if you dont allow them to have this knowledge amd learning experience.

    Posted by: Stefy
  • Depending on how you teach it.

  • Religion has been (and remains) a huge part of human history and psychology and all religions should be taught to make people better understand how religion helped form humanity and the world as we know it.

  • for history, or cutural studies. It shouldn't replace science.

  • In a theology class, sure. In a history class, maybe. In any other class that would be a no-no.

  • well if we are going to let other people in the country we should have a backround on them. for an example . thank you to History Channell and History Channell 2 I learned about ancient Zorraster followers Zorastorianism. If you die their is a kind of wall you walk upon. if you put a feather on a two weight scale and your deeds on the other it has to balance out. if it dosnt you fall off the wall and go downstairs. if not your life is spared and you go upstairs! nurses esp need to know stuff like this. otherwise they might frighten or offend someone!

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  • I think this should be a requirement as Social Studies or a class of it's own perhaps. If it's not necessary, it should at least be offered. This should be taught, because it is an important way of understanding History. If you cannot understand what each generation believes religiously, you cannot understand motive for actions in their time.

  • The Bible says that we must accept by faith the fact that God exists: “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him” (Hebrews 11:6).

  • All major religions should be taught to children. As far as we know no absolutely conclusive evidence has been given for any religion or non religion. However, to avoid child indoctrination, we must teach children with absolutely no bias towards a belief system. We want logical people in our world.

    Posted by: yus33
  • One of the major causes of racism and stereotyping is ignorance. It is imperative to teach facts before people are taught false misconceptions.

  • To prevent ignorance. Sure, if you want ignorance take it out but if you want what's good leave it in.

  • Yes. They should learn about them objectively in a secular manner.

  • It will make them less ignorant. It can help them understand other religions and not go into an argument blindsided knowing nothing about the religion. This does not mean to say that they should be REQUIRED to follow that religion but it would be very beneficial for them to be taught about them. I took religious studies for GCSE's and although it was mainly Christianity, it helped me learn more about my faith.

    Posted by: SegBeg
  • No, unless it is to high school students.

    Posted by: Najs
  • They should, but this would require ALL religions and I wouldn't want people learning about all kinds of ludicris religions out there.

  • No religions should be taught about in school. Religion and school should remain separate.

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CannedBread says2015-05-28T19:44:20.3660773-05:00
This question confuses me.
TheHoddiePanda says2015-05-28T20:09:39.5312874-05:00
CannedBread, it means that kids will learn about Jesus, God, Buddha, and other people.
Westwinds1 says2015-05-28T20:17:57.3556518-05:00
I disagree, students should not be forced to learn of other religions but instead offered as a side class like foreign language. Of course with a parent or guardians permission. I believe students should be able to learn and respect other religions and ways of life and open their minds to different ways of life to give them a head start on choosing different ways of life.
ashkan says2015-05-28T20:45:42.9785343-05:00
In middle school we learned about several major religions in history.
reece says2015-05-28T21:02:34.6650990-05:00
@Najs Yes, because we need to get to them while their young. Good thinking ;)
Stefy says2015-05-28T21:16:28.2412722-05:00
You guys are confused. When schools teach about other religions they arent saying for example "Time to learn Islam heres why ita right and heres what Allah did and he's totally real and this is all correct" Theyre saying"Time to learn about Islam. Here is a basic outline of its traditions and beliefs and the role they play in history and the cultural makeup of the world"
AlwaysRight12345 says2015-05-31T14:41:50.2547762-05:00
In their studies of what? I'm guessing they don't teach them the ways of the Buddha in Christian schools.
Stefy says2015-06-02T12:12:48.5990592-05:00
Midnight1131: They dont mean teaching them the religion as fact they mean teachung them about the religion and how it and its beliefs have affected society and culture
Stefy says2015-06-02T12:13:18.6764376-05:00
Question guys. The question says other relgions. "Other" than what?

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