Should religion be taken out of schools?Watch
Faith schools should be abolished, especially in N.Ireland.
However - I think all religions should be taught equally. I went to an all girls' Catholic and 95% of our RE lessons consisted of Catholic education. I really wish we could have learned about other religions.
I would also make it so RE was not a core subject. RE should not be ranked along the same lines of English and Maths as being essential.
Like others, I'd definitely be for the abolishing of all faith schools!
Bring me a shadow of your peas
and it goes without saying that schools ought to *never*, *ever* be faith schools, e.g. the government actively teaching children that god exists, or that a religion of some variety is true. that is disgraceful. that is the kind of thing that segregates communities and that is the kind of institutional strategy that turns society into a bunch of ann widdecombes and anjem choudaries.
we don't even teach about *politics*, for crying out loud, yet somehow we need *religion*? **** that
we need a class that combines aspects of politics and philosophy to replace religion - *that* would be useful.
I got a younger brother, who does learn religious studies. He has started asking the people all around whether they are christian, jews, hindus and christians. It is extremely rude and he is just 7 years old.
But i know that everyone needs to be aware of their roots. So.....