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Mind_your_head Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-09-08 11:31 PM
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9. Teaching a "Comparative Religions" class in a public school
is a recipe for DISASTER!

It's a complicated subject....and it takes a TRULY WIDELY EDUCATED PERSON to teach it well. Meaning, that teacher doesn't DRAW conclusions for you, but allows the individual to THINK FOR THEMSELVES. Something that is not taught much (at all?) in school these days...thinking for yourself. (NCLF = No child thinking for themselves).

Comparative religious debate should be left to the realm of people who concern themselves with history, philosophy, theology, psychology and such. Every wo/man can concern themselves with such thought (and should)! But the 'recipe for disaster' is that such depth of thought would be 'assigned to the careless and unthinking'.

(Anecdotelly, I sure wouldn't want my neighbors daughter, who just got her teacher's cert. (with a DUI and a bunch of 'bad boyfriends' behind her) teaching my kid about 'comparative religions' "Oye" :eyes:)

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