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edit on 12/16/2013 by defcon5 because: (no reason given)
Same thing about religion, it needs to be exposed as a tool of the elite to propagate mass murder, this kid is on to the right concepts here.
reply to post by Krazysh0t
Well, on legitimate historic events, covered as history and where religion happened to be a major or even primary factor? Heck, I don't say religion as a word and mere concept of history be striken. There are entire periods of history, both good and bad, they'd have to remove. Religion was an underlying basis and factor for whole extended periods. The Crusades come to mind. Spain into and through the 1500's and beyond certainly comes to mind.
The fight against religion..and the effort to suppress any belief or belief which didn't conform has ALSO been the deaths of millions...not just fighting TO have it.
That's the problem. Your viewpoint would teach the aspects where religion has done harm and been the proximate cause of massive bloodletting in the past. I'd also emphasize just how much power Religion holds for positive and true goodness in peoples lives. Some nations in this world run 90% and above as Faithful. Catholics and Islam alike have such %'s in different nations...and MANY of them. Religion, by nature, being evil would insure every one of those nations was a miserable and ugly place to be..when the truth couldn't be further.
So, I think it's how we term Religion in it's own right and ever moving to describe Religion itself as bad, when it's how man has chosen to use it which has produced evil. The same has been done in as great or greater numbers in the name of nationalism, resource distribution and of course, the one item which has probably killed more people outside of old age? Gold.
You're right in saying it's not simple. It's very complex..and 5th graders aren't miniature adults to take it all in and properly apply perspective to understand, as adults will. Let kids be kids...just a little bit..is my thinking.
reply to post by iRoyalty
If a student can concisely formulate a proper inquiry on the topic or write a detailed essay on it that wins awards...guess what?
They're old enough to know.
I believe schools should teach the truth...not punish & chastize it.
I'm not an American and we have a different educational system here.