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    This what you get when you allow superstitious texts in schools. One superstition is as valid as any other. Except anything that has no superstition at all, of course.:rolleyes:

    I look forward to the day when Mesoamerican teachings are brought in, and the kids can learn how to make human sacrifices.
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    (Original post by l'insegnante)
    As a trainee RE teacher I can KIND of see the logic in this, however it is really really weird
    Kind of? Are you saying that some religions are less acceptable than others? Or that some should not be taught about?
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    next week the kiddies can watch The Wicker Man and do a project on it. in PE they can practice jumping over a bonfire.
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    (Original post by Simes)
    ftfy
    Not sure about editing people's quotes like that Makes it look like they said something they didn't
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    Kind of? Are you saying that some religions are less acceptable than others? Or that some should not be taught about?
    No, I am saying Religious Education and what should be taught in it is a controversial subject and large debate
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    Teaching kids to 'love' the devil? It's just beyond wrong. Poor kids.
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    (Original post by l'insegnante)
    No, I am saying Religious Education and what should be taught in it is a controversial subject and large debate
    OK. I want to know why normal everyday superstitions like the consequences of walking under ladders and seeing black cats aren't taught about in schools. If you are going to teach about any superstition you should include them all. I don't see why Christianity and Islam should be privileged over Satanism and Buddhism.
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    (Original post by Veggiechic6)
    Teaching kids to 'love' the devil? It's just beyond wrong. Poor kids.
    Why? Surely one mythical figure is the same as any other?
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    (Original post by Simes)
    <sigh>

    ftfy = Fixed That For You which is a device used for comic effect by unfixing what someone wrote to make a point.
    I know what ftfy means - it just wasn't clear from the way you quoted that you'd edited my quote.
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    Why? Surely one mythical figure is the same as any other?
    You can believe whatever you want to believe about religions, but if I was a Christian parent, I would not tolerate my child being taught about the devil in a positive way. In Christianity, the devil is everything that's wrong with the world. Greed, lies, selfishness, hate, murder, rage etc. are all the devil's work, using people as his slaves.
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    (Original post by Veggiechic6)
    You can believe whatever you want to believe about religions, but if I was a Christian parent, I would not tolerate my child being taught about the devil in a positive way. In Christianity, the devil is everything that's wrong with the world. Greed, lies, selfishness, hate, murder, rage etc. are all the devil's work, using people as his slaves.
    Spare a thought for the Satanist parent, then, surrounded by Christian images and education. Or aren't you concerned about that?
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    Why? Surely one mythical figure is the same as any other?
    I'm not going to sit and argue with you about religions or what religions are taught, I do not make the curriculum, I only study and teach it.

    However, you should remember RE teaches far more than religions and is not a form of indoctrination
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    Spare a thought for the Satanist parent, then, surrounded by Christian images and education. Or aren't you concerned about that?
    No, why on earth would I care about that? If the Satanist parent doesn't want their child surrounded by that, they can choose to take whatever action they wish.
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    (Original post by Veggiechic6)
    No, why on earth would I care about that? If the Satanist parent doesn't want their child surrounded by that, they can choose to take whatever action they wish.
    So you aren't concerned about fairness and equality in RE teaching, just indoctrination? And as long as your child is being indoctrinated with your superstitious beliefs you don't mind?
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    (Original post by l'insegnante)
    I'm not going to sit and argue with you about religions or what religions are taught, I do not make the curriculum, I only study and teach it.
    So teachers aren't expected to think for themselves whether what is going on in schools is right and proper?
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    OK. I want to know why normal everyday superstitions like the consequences of walking under ladders and seeing black cats aren't taught about in schools. If you are going to teach about any superstition you should include them all. I don't see why Christianity and Islam should be privileged over Satanism and Buddhism.
    As I said I do not make the curriculum, I study it and teach it.

    I have taught Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Buddhism.

    In theory a school may choose any number of religions to fulfil the 'World Religions' aspect of the curriculum. Many choose Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Buddhism because of the vast amount of teaching resources available.

    You need to inform yourself on the curriculum for Religious Education before attempting to make arguments or points on it.
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    So teachers aren't expected to think for themselves whether what is going on in schools is right and proper?

    I'm a student teacher, not a teacher thus I have no input in what the schools I am placed in teach.
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    (Original post by l'insegnante)
    You need to inform yourself on the curriculum for Religious Education before attempting to make arguments or points on it.
    No I don't. I am entitled to express my view without knowing the details of the curriculum. After all, you are teaching it and I bet you don't know all the details.
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    No I don't. I am entitled to express my view without knowing the details of the curriculum. After all, you are teaching it and I bet you don't know all the details.
    As I have said I AM NOT A FULL TIME TEACHER, I am a STUDENT TEACHER, still in university. So of course I don't know the full curriculum considering I haven't had a chance to study all of it or teach all of it yet
 
 
 
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