Saturday, July 11, 2015

Religion in schools

I was thinking about it: I am not opposed to religion being taught in schools.  I just object it being one religion taught.

If schools wanted to teach about Buddha's path to enlightenment, and stories of Ganesh and the Ramyana,

I think it would be quite worthwhile for students to learn the 5 pillars of Islam, and a little bit from the Talmud.

Lessons on Zeus and Palas Athena.

A bit of Odin and Norse mythology.

Perhaps even a bit on the Old Gods as well as the the new (and of course the Drowned God and the Lord of Light--because the Night is dark and full of terrors).

It is only when teaching religion becomes about teaching one religion do I object.  Because it is silly to think there is only one path.


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