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NeoNotes — Religion in public schools

When I was starting out, most of the groups I knew of deliberately would not instruct anyone under the age of consent.

I agree that people should learn what they can of other faiths and paths. I don't think religion belongs in the public schools. Public schools are compulsory, students can't walk away if they do not agree. I bet that most readers here would not approve if it were Christianity we were reading about.

I don't think there should be public schools, but that is a completely different topic.

Faith is a personal choice, it shouldn't be encouraged by a school district or any public arm of the state.



First, let me say again that I think public schools are a mistake.

With that said, your idea has possibilities. There would be issues, such as the school staff deciding what is and is not a real religion. And someone should make sure that there were at least three Christian choices. There's an old saying about two churches would fight but thirty would coexist.

Finally, there is a question of a religion forcing it's morality or other codes on others. To me, this is the most important question. Just as one example, I don't think women should be forced to cover their bodies and faces.

I'm a big believer that "your beliefs shouldn't govern my behavior."

Your idea might work if everyone walked a very fine line. And yes, the parental consent is absolutely necessary.

NeoNotes are the selected comments that I made on other boards, in email, or in response to articles where I could not respond directly.
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