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New Cat's Eye
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Message 9 of 34 (447724)
01-10-2008 4:06 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Reality Man
01-10-2008 1:17 PM

Personally, I think that both parents and schools should only teach kids the very basic things they'd need to lead a successful and rewarding lifestyle,
That depends on what you mean by very basic...
Do you consider a Bachelor's degree to be the very basic things? What about a Master's?
Also, what if the parents think that a faith in Jesus is needed to lead a successful and rewarding lifestyle?
How do we decide what is necessary?
That's what my parents did with me; both of them have different beliefs, and never once did they impose any sort of faith or belief system onto me.
Some religions believe that by converting people to thier faith, they are saving that person's eternal soul.
Assuming they are right, it wouldn't be very nice to leave people in the dark, dontcha think?
Today I am a happy atheist, and it was solely my choice; no one taught me about what religion is better, or that god does or doesn't exist.
Assuming that god exists, wouldn't you want to "know" that she does?
Lets set aside the semantics arguments about actually knowing god exists, people.
But the concept in general, should work.
I don't think that it would not work, but I don't think it is ever going to happen. People are going to raise their kids the way they want to. And I'm not sure they can not help but impose more than just the basics when teaching their children.
Again though, that depends on what we're talking about by the basics. Its seems that you might be defining the basics as just lacking the imposing of any sort of faith or belief system.
With that, if someone just learns the basics, then what about when someone does come along and try to convert them to a faith? If the religion is "above" the basics, couldn't that make the person an easy convert?

Science fails to recognize the single most potent element of human existence.
Letting the reigns go to the unfolding is faith, faith, faith, faith.
Science has failed our world.
Science has failed our Mother Earth.
-System of a Down, "Science"
He who makes a beast out of himself, gets rid of the pain of being a man.
-Avenged Sevenfold, "Bat Country"

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New Cat's Eye
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Message 22 of 34 (448715)
01-14-2008 11:00 PM
Reply to: Message 14 by Reality Man
01-13-2008 8:01 PM

What I meant was teach people the main things we should and are learning, it seems to be working.
What are you looking at the suggests that it seems to be working?
But when it comes to teaching religion, nothing specific should be taught.
A fine opinion, but unsubstantiated.
What about those people who believe that they should be teaching their religion, like evangelicals?
Simply expressing your opinion that they shouldn't be isn't doing much. WHY shouldn't they be evangelising?

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