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I'm currently writing a speech for my English assignment and my cause is how religious education should not be taught in schools. Does everyone agree with this? I'm basing it on my experience with R.E. I had a teacher who was extremely biased towards her religion and I feel that the majority of R.E teachers are. I felt guilty in R.E classes because I didn't believe some of the things she said but I felt I had to because I was 'wrong'. And I strongly agree that no one should be forced to believe in something they don't think is right/true.
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I'm currently writing a speech for my English assignment and my cause is how religious education should not be taught in schools. Does everyone agree with this? I'm basing it on my experience with R.E. I had a teacher who was extremely biased towards her religion and I feel that the majority of R.E teachers are. I felt guilty in R.E classes because I didn't believe some of the things she said but I felt I had to because I was 'wrong'. And I strongly agree that no one should be forced to believe in something they don't think is right/true.
I'm atheist and my RE teacher was Christian and we had some pretty interesting debates to the point where classmates would look at me when the teacher said something I might disagree with.

Perhaps you could make the argument that RE should only be taught subjectively and failing that, not at all. After all it is still important to learn about and understand cultures around the world. I think it'll be easier to challenge RE as it is taught now (bias+heavy emphasis on Christianity) than to challenge the idea of learning about religion which remains, I'm afraid, a large part of many peoples' lives.
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