• Yes

  • No

33% 25 votes
67% 51 votes
  • The founding fathers saw that the schools should teach religion, Morality and knowledge. Now days, Schools only teach knowledge. Morality is important for voting, Correctly; To be an atheist is irrational, Stating that a nothing creating something, Such as a snowman being evolved from snowflakes. Evolution will never be anything more than a theory, And teaching it as truth is false. Then Again, Evolution was theorized by a man named Charles Darwin. This was accepted by people who didn't want to be responsible for their actions; hence this should have never even been accepted.

    Posted by: yoku
  • Romans Greeks Nordic all taught religion as a way of learning valuable lessons we could learn a lot from eastern meditation new neuroscience backs up they are strengthening there minds

  • I believe it could lead to an increase in understanding and respect for others.

  • We need people to learn about PewDiePie! He is our God and we need him to destroy the fake gods of Jesus, Zues, And T series. These want to be lords are giving us bad influences. We need teachers to help us understand why Pew is so good and why everyone else is bad.

  • I know that people have a negative view religion, But I don't think they understand the question. People are so quick to judge religion nonfactual therefore it should not be taught in schools, But what they fail to realize is that we do to teach religions. Religions evolved and shaped various ancient civilizations. It helped produce trade within those civilizations and centralized people under governments to create empires. We do not to teach children which religion is true, But we do need to teach them religion's role in society. Therefore we can teach religion to stop ignorance and stereotypes and still have a separation of church and state.

  • Only and I emphasize this, ONLY as part of the Mythology, Like Greek or Norse Mythology. Only in the context with older deities, And gods and beliefs, Like Egyptian gods so kids would see and learn all the plagiarised parts of Abrahamic religions and learn that today's religions are nothing more but a deranged myth, Rehashed and recycled from older beliefs and gods. Religion should in no shape or form be taught to be factual. To do so means lying to children and brainwashing them. It would be nothing less but a child abuse. This is coming from a passionate Atheist that speaks out against religions and religious apologists and the way people chose to believe and promote their beliefs and religions, Which is in the best of cases just preaching on the streets and in worst cases, With fire and sword, Murder and terror, Be that Islamic terror or Fundamentalist Christian terror.

  • I think schools should teach religion, Not as fact, But as a way to inform people of all the different views. Many children are indoctrinated and not given the opportunity to think on their own when it comes to religion, Informing students on the different beliefs teaches, Not only critical thought, But acceptance. I am against teaching religion as a fact though, I don't believe anyone has a right to state one theory of the creation of the universe as fact. thinking about this, Maybe children, As a way to encourage discussion and critical thought at a young age, Are assigned or choose a religion, And have a nice discussion, Trying to prove their own correct (atheism would be part of this)

  • because religion is an important part of our history if we don't teach future generations about religion then the concept will forever be lost, Religion isn't meant to create a gap between people it's meant to bring a community together.

  • We need to teach children religion so that way they can choose if they want to believe it or not. And I don't think we should just teach about God, But also about Hindu, Buddhism, And others. They need to know the facts about each religion so they can choose if they want to believe one or not.

  • it is v important to teach about religion at school were else am i going to learn about our lort and savoir lil peep. It is tru he died but i still love him even if people say he is bad music. :( and people who doesnt follow lil peepism will bee in hell with all the monsters from goose bumps book and i tell you the monsters from goosebumps book are very scARY. PRAY TO LILK PEEP HE IS ONE TRUE GOD! :))))))

  • No. Religion, Even though some may believe, Is completely false. They should teach Evolution in Science class, Not Adam and Eve in religion class.

  • No. UNLESS they wanted to teach their classmates about the religion and what they believe, Rather than teaching it as actual historical fact.

  • They would have to teach all major religions. It's unnecessary, Impractical, And, In the public school system illegal in the USA.

  • Would you talk about religion on a date?

  • Religion should only be taught in a historical context. Otherwise, Man is just continuing the worn out method to try to explain something not currently known for fear of the unknown, That is religon.

  • Surprised any religious people would want it. After all, According to law, No religion can be favored or prejudiced against. This means schools would need to teach all religions equally and without bias. I can imagine a child coming home to their Christian parents and telling them how cool Wiccan sounds, That they get to do all kinds of spells, And that they are thinking of converting. Wonder how long it would take for the parents to get to the school to put an end to it.

    Posted by: MitchV
  • Teachers shouldn't teach religion in school because everybody practices a slightly different religion. Plus a person that doesn't believe in God would say that their's no proof that anything taught in religion actually exists.

  • NO!

  • I do not think teachers should teach religion in schools. That is pushing it in people's faces way too far. I do believe, However, When you are in America, The Pledge of Allegiance should be recited every morning. I grew up saying every morning before school started. It's just a very patriotic thing to do. I think people who refuse to say it or disrespect the National Anthem are very ungrateful and shouldn't be allowed to live in America. I don't care how free America is. If you're going be disrespectful to men and women who have put their lives on the line for YOU, Then you should not be able to take part in the freedoms that our military fight for.

  • Religion should never be taught at school as a way of promoting it. On the other hand, Teaching religionS from a secular approach would be beneficial for students to understand historical events, Arts, Philosophy and current issues.

    Posted by: Varsov
  • No, Because school should only teach the truth. Religion is not true. Therefore, Religion should not be taught. Debate over. Drop the mic. Now, If religion is taught, Then all religions should be taught and thought of not being correct. So, You can teach Christianity, But you must state that there is no proof that god does exist over any other gods. Furthermore, There are multiple bibles and nobody knows which bible is correct. Finally, The bible is written by multiple people and not by god. We do not teach any literature as true, So the bible does not get acceptations.

  • no due to the fact that people have many religions and only teaching on would be wrong to the people who don't practice that religion.

  • people say that atheism is irrational because "something was created from nothing". I ask you this: where did God come from? Who or what created him? If what you say is true, Then God had to have come from something

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terri87 says2018-11-13T00:53:41.0031027Z
Without a foundation of knowledge and what I consider truth we fall and literally slip into a society of uneducated mass hysteria with no discipline suing people for the dumbest things, Teens committing horrific crimes being spoiled and stupid. We should rebuild religion around everything in schools.
MitchV says2018-11-13T01:10:00.6987027Z
@terri87, Great idea. We could incorporate spells and potions into science class. Reading the Qur'an (in Arabic) for foreign languages, And do rain dances in phy. Ed. What, You thought that only your religion would be taught? Oh sorry, All religions must be treated equally when it comes to tax payer funded schools. Hey, If you want your religion taught to your children, Here a a few ideas. Enroll them in private school, Teach them about the religion your self, Or take them to church/Sunday school.
Thoht says2018-11-14T17:34:09.0270896Z
Terri believes that what he considers truth is the objective foundation of knowledge. The vast majority of everyone disagrees with Terri. The logical conclusion then is that the vast majority of society should then be uneducated hysterical people with no discipline suing each other for the dumbest things while committing horrific crimes and being spoiled and stupid. Naturally.
Tarentz says2018-11-16T13:22:25.1332137Z
It is so sad how so many people said no without even considering the fact that religions literally shaped ancient civilizations, Inspired great arts, And started revolutions that moved civilizations forward. :(
Thoht says2018-11-19T20:14:37.2096395Z
Tarentz, When people talk about this debate its usually more along the lines of "Should they teach X religion to be true" or "Should they present X religion as an opposing viewpoint to Evolution. " There is no way to teach history without some lessons in what kind of religion they had. This, Your point, Is not controversial in a history lesson. Having "Christianity" class, Where someone literally preaches to the children, Is how I interpret this question. Clarification would certainly be nice. Were there a 'Religion 101' class where children were taught about religions, Not preached a religion, That would be more interesting. It would still be a fine line to walk between an instructional class and the instructor's religion. Would you mandate this class be taught by atheists? Would you trust Catholics to not present their religion more favorably to those students? I submit not. Our history lessons in HS/MS/ES already attempt to cover up much of the atrocities of religion.
Thoht says2018-11-19T20:16:55.3476395Z
On another note Tarentz, Religions haven't necessarily "inspired great arts. " They were at times the only one paying for art because of their tyranny over the people. If you weren't accepted by society's religion you were shunned by society. Artists then had to pay token appreciation to religion whether or not they actually believed. They had to pretend they believed. We will never know, Likely, How many of our old heroes had to lie about what they 'believed' to exist. There weren't the same freedoms back then that there are now. There was no half-anonymous posting on the net.
robin_senpai says2018-11-19T20:18:14.2056395Z
@Conley04, Yes i would
MitchV says2018-11-20T05:58:43.9739333Z
@Tarentz, Ya, Without religion, Nobody would have ever heard about Salem Mass. Many ancient civilizations were form because of religions, Especially when they battled each other. Yes, It inspired lots of great art and was also used as justification to destroy it as well. Odd thing is, Much of Christian religious art is in the form of statues including crucifixes and pray to them. Odd thing is, Pretty sure the bible forbids it in the 10 commandments. After all, A statue is a graven image. Let's also not forget how religion held science back for hundreds of years as the theory that the earth revolved around the sun was considered blasphemy (punishable by death). If religion had their way, We would still be treating illnesses with leaches and prayer.
purplepandas says2019-01-16T00:38:13.1285742Z
Because if they only teach one religion what about the other one. Some poeple might have to move because their parents don't want them earning about a different religion.

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