Originally posted by John Matrix
reply to post by moocowman
Your child is not being forced to worship. They are learning about different religions. Christianity is a major world religion so why shouldn't they
learn a bit about it. Would you rather your child grow up ignorant and make foolish assumptions about Christianity, like I have seen many people do
There's a significant difference between learning about
it and partaking
in it. That's the crux of the issue here. There are elements
of Moocowman's daughter's education outside
of religious eduction classes - classes which are set aside to learn about religion in a secular
setting - that have an element of worship in it. This places Moocowman in awkward situation where he could remove his child from all those aspects of
school but then potentially ostracises his child in the process. The point is, he shouldn't be placed in this situation because it really shouldn't
be happening in a secular school.
Now if Moocowman had knowingly enrolled his daughter in a (Christian) faith-based school and his daughter was being told Jesus and Christianity was
the right way and elements of Christian teaching started popping up outside of religious education classes, then he wouldn't have a point at all and
all the Christians arguing with him would be right. However that isn't the scenario at all.