Paycheck wrote:laconic wrote:Crash wrote: The people who write this article act like knowledge is their enemy when teaching their own children about their own faith...
Religious instruction should be left to parents and churches.
There may be a place for comparative religion courses at the senior secondary level, by then the students have hopefully developed to a level of maturity that will allow them to appreciate the differences and make realistic decisions about their own place in (or outside of) the religious systems.
Precisely. This whole thing is not about education. It is about indoctrinating children and saturating them of their parent's faith. That's the end game here. All religions are equal. No religions are superior to another. We should not think that. Therefore, the religion of your parents is intolerant and you must leave it. All religions are of equal value and worth, etc. etc. etc. Basically, it's Communism's approach to religion all over again. They want to get the kids young before they have been formed.
I think parents who indoctrinate their children are doing them just as much as a disservice as if the state did. It's parent's job to show children the way, and what they believe in and provide them as much knowledge as possible. Most times children will adopt this system of beliefs in at least a significant way anyway. Sheltering people from other world views will just make them more appealing when they're older, and is denying them knowledge.