posted on Nov, 16 2012 @ 09:27 PM
There's a lot of concern over what is being taught in American schools. And, yes, a lot of it is rubbish, but it is taught because it fits well with
an individual's (or committee's) view of what's right and wrong. Here's an example of that philosophy being exposed in India.
AFP - The pros and cons of meat-eating may be the subject of debate for nutritionists, but one Indian school textbook is clear: a fleshy diet will
make you lie, steal and even commit sex crimes.
The unusual moral guidance appeared in a school book for 11-year-olds, purporting to offer education on issues from health and hygiene to sex
education and exercise, the NDTV news channel reported.
On a page about non-vegetarians, the book said that they "easily cheat, tell lies, they forget promises, they are dishonest and tell bad words, steal,
fight and turn to violence and commit sex crimes".
It also claimed that "it is the waste products which largely produce the flavour of meat", and praised the Japanese for their vegetarian diet --
failing to mention their love of seafood.
The book's marriage advice was also questionable, suggesting women should find a husband between the ages of 18 and 25.
"To get married without a bad name is a dream of every young girl," it said.
We can laugh, but don't our schools (at least, some of them) teach children that the world is dying because of global warming? That abortion is a
perfectly routine choice that their parents won't be told about? That they should pledge allegiance to Obama? Not to mention our own dietary beliefs
on which foods are good or bad, and in what amounts.
What about the history of Columbus, the first settlers, and the founders? Is there much talk about how important religion was to both groups?
The purpose of this thread? To give you a little smile, make you think about the tremendous power educators have, maybe encourage you to give an
example from your own experience. And to start a thread which isn't obviously attacking anyone, and isn't filled with hate.
P.s. I think I'm a little old to be committing sex crimes, but I'll eat a burger and find out.
P.p.s. I see I've left out that the text is an Indian school text first used in 2008. The publisher claims they will be pulling it. The examples I
gave of American doctrines being taught was intended solely to show that opinions are being taught without much control. You may like the opinions or
not, but the kids get them in their heads all the same. I certainly didn't mean to start a fight over the validity of any one of them.
edit on 16-11-2012 by charles1952 because: add P.p.s.