The fact that it is the parents deciding, and not the children is irrelevant. Children aren't in a position to be responsible for their choices, they are too young to know what is good for them. If they had the choice, a good proportion wouldn't go to school at all, I know I wouldn't have done. Thankfully I had parents that did make me go to school.(Original post by Smtn)
Kids don't have a choice where they go to school, especially those with religious parents
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- 06-02-2010 23:13
- 07-02-2010 00:01
No! They shouldn't receive government funding either. They're very damaging to the cohesiveness of our society.
(Original post by Xenopus)
- 07-02-2010 00:05
Children aren't in a position to be responsible for their choices, they are too young to know what is good for them.
(Original post by Aphotic Cosmos)
- 07-02-2010 00:25
Education should be secular, and parents should let their children make up their own damn mind as to what religion they want to pursue, if any.
We say we're a society that allows self-determination, yet before we're even born choices are already being made for us that will have a profound effect on our existence.
(Original post by DJkG.1)
- 07-02-2010 00:34
I think the religious dimension, even for those who are not Christian or even those who are faithless, was beneficial for us and helped us grow up appreciating some of the deeper and finer things about social culture and even history which a secular school would have had difficulty with.
- 08-02-2010 20:15
No, we do not need them. The ones which I went to didn't teach about any other religions at all, but that's the Catholics for ya.