Time and time again, there has been protests about religion being taught in schools. Parents get outraged over what their kids are learning in school. Or teachers just simply don’t like the idea of religious classes taking place inside the school.
If a student can learn about the scientific point of view of how the earth was made, then religious classes should be able to take place. Students should be able to learn about all of the religions from around the world. If they don’t, then they are not getting enough education. Growing up, I didn’t have a class where I got to learn about different religions. Instead, I went to the school library and sat in a corner with hundreds of books all around me. I learned about every religion known to man. I learned about the ancient teachings and also learned about the new religions. I learned so much about other cultures. It was invigorating. I couldn’t stop learning. I just kept reading and reading.
And I want every child, no, scratch that, every body from teens to adults to learn about different religions. Otherwise, you are so closed in that you will start to become paranoid about every little detail that you hear.
I understand that when it comes to schools teaching about other religions, you might get a little confused and slightly paranoid. Because you don’t know exactly what the teacher will be saying about that religion. But that’s why there is a curriculum of what the teacher is able to talk about. They can talk about the achievements of each religion, and they can also talk about the bad side to it as well. But if you keep up with the shenanigans of pulling your child out of school just because you don’t understand something, then that’s your fault. Not the schools fault.
I think it’s about time that there is a class where it just goes over world religions. Introduce the kids to what is really out there. Show them that there is over a hundred religions and each of them have a rich background.
Science is a class that’s constantly being taught, so why can’t religion?