posted on Jul, 4 2004 @ 11:34 AM
Let me understand you more clearly though now that we have an issue that could very well fit into this one.
Are you saying that schools that teach religion won't hold classes of objectivism, epistimology, methodology ect because they want to keep the
children in the dark?
If that is so that is really pathetic ... objectivism et all can fit into a variety of social, domestic, and foreign issues.
The biggest problem I have with this is that many issues are relative, when you get into relativism everything doesn't seem so one sided anymore, the
danger in this perspective is that a religious school that holds classes like this may end up having children going home and bitch to their parents
that god may not exist and the class is bs ect, the list can go on.
But on the other hand religious studies are not only interesting they are the core of many traditions and beliefs. So I believe it is vital to keep
religion in school.
In elementary school we only learned catholic because it was a catholic school. Once high school began it was still catholic but we touched base on
many different religions and had homework to do on them to understand the world and learn we don't live behind rose colored glasses.
And still after all that, years go by and you don't wake up until your an adult which isnt good imo. If you want smart children I believe all those
philosophical topics are in order, it makes you think, it really opens your minds and your hearts to other people and ideologies that aren't like
You get a better understanding of different perspectives and you learn to QUESTION issues, which people these days aren't asking enough of.
They'll eat anything up it seems.
Children are already asking why, where, who , what ect, why are we putting limits on them when it comes to questions we don't want to answer or may
not even know.
It's stunting the intellectual growth of our future generation.
Just think if we open their minds at an early age, think of all the wonderful possibilites that can open up in the future.
[edit on 4-7-2004 by TrueLies]