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Originally posted by Thomas Crowne
Great post, Lobo, you're a true spokesman for academia.
Religion seems to not be the question as there seems to be no trouble with religion in school as long as it is not the Judeo-Christian flavor. I believe Lobo's post speaks on behalf of the NEA and every other group or individual attempting to strip America of its heritage.
As far as Great Britain, I certainly can't speak for her, nor should I say what she as a nation should do.
Originally posted by LOBO
In my opinion, they should be kept seperate, especially in Southern, redneck areas of America. I live in Oklahoma, where Southern Baptists hold the majority of the territory of religious beliefs. I can't stand 'em. It's thanks to them that the idea that I was Satanist (when I experimented with Wicca) got out; it was also thanks to them that I nearly got arrested for "planning to kill" various people, simply because I'm a redneck and talk about guns and "shoot-em-up" video games, and such. Not to mention the fact that there's a huge discrimination towards anyone who isn't Christian. In my school, the Christians can preach the Bible to anyone, and the school board looks past it, and even favors their side when you punch them dead in the face for getting annoyed. However, if anybody else so much as mentions an alternate religion and what comes with it, you are likely to be suspended. It's amazing. From what I've heard from others around the country, it's similar everywhere else. I'm sick of it.
Originally posted by Illmatic67
No, religion should strictly be forbidden in public schools. If parents want their children to learn about religion they should waste $3,500 and send them to a private school.
Even if religion were taught in the public school system it will totally be biased towards Christianity and some Judaism. Jesus this, Jesus that. That's all the children will be hearing. They won't know what Islam is and who Muhammad is until they graduate from the prison of the mind called public school and do some learning of their own.
And I'll say it once and for all. America was not founded on Christian morals. Thomas Jefferson hated Christianity. He hated everything about Christianity, you can't blame him though.