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Religion in school

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cloggie Jan 3, 2010. 37 Replies

My sons second grade teacher asked the classroom to raise their hand if they believe in god. My son told me he felt like he had to raise his hand because everyone else did. But since it is the…Continue

 

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Jan 5, 2010
Cloggie replied to Jhamm's discussion Religion in school
"Hm, what kind of school does your son attend? It is a faith school, this one is going to be a tough one to battle. If it is a secular school, have a chat with the teacher and ask why the activities around the holidays seem to have such a faith…"
Jan 3, 2010
skepticmom replied to Jhamm's discussion Religion in school
"Which bible and which god(s) is it that you propose that we teach to our children? How do we choose? What would be the criteria? If you are worried that those of us to tell our kids we don't believe in god(s) won't be exposed to the…"
Jan 1, 2010
skepticmom replied to Jhamm's discussion Religion in school
"My concern is that if the teacher felt comfortable doing this, the problem in your school system may be pervasive. How many other teachers, administrator, etc. are doing the same or worse? I know you don't want to cause problems for your child,…"
Dec 30, 2009
skepticmom replied to Jhamm's discussion Religion in school
"I think people have the right to teach their own children whatever they want (even if it is ridiculous), however, a public school does not have the right to do this. Now, of course, I think it is okay to teach facts about all mythology and to teach…"
Dec 30, 2009
Doug Bates replied to Jhamm's discussion Religion in school
"Not to flame you here, but I do disagree that it is okay to teach any kind of religion in class. I believe that is up to each individual family. There are many different religious beliefs about this time of year. Also, I do not believe it is just as…"
Dec 27, 2009
Doug Bates replied to Jhamm's discussion Religion in school
"I agree with many of the others here. That teacher was way out of line. Even back when my wife and I were still deluded about religion, we were irritated whenever a teacher would do that. We thought it was quite thoughtless as there could be other…"
Dec 27, 2009
Howard S. Dunn replied to Jhamm's discussion Religion in school
"My daughter is in choir (9th grade) - she loves to sing. During this season, many of the songs are religious - specifically Christian. She is well informed and comfortable with her atheism - really, she sees it as no different as being anything else…"
Dec 14, 2009
David Miller replied to Jhamm's discussion Religion in school
"About 2.5 hours away, which is close compared to Texas."
Dec 14, 2009
Meddlesome replied to Jhamm's discussion Religion in school
"is that anywhere near Sioux Center, North west iowa ? my parents live there and its scary-christian..."
Dec 14, 2009
AgeOfAtheists14 replied to Jhamm's discussion Religion in school
"Lame, teacher that is. Public school? Tax payer dough!? Drop a copy of Religulous DVD on the teacher, no harm there. It's a 'public' school right? Tell your child there are kids that have fun without god (and when they get older…"
Dec 14, 2009
David Miller replied to Jhamm's discussion Religion in school
"That's wierd because I was just thinking about that. I wonder if it's not a part of the psyche of teaching. You're expected to guide the people you teach and it would be hard to remain objective if you really believed that you were…"
Dec 13, 2009
David Miller replied to Jhamm's discussion Religion in school
"Yeah it probably didn't hurt anyone's feelings around here. Ha!"
Dec 13, 2009
David Miller replied to Jhamm's discussion Religion in school
"I feel you Jhamm. In Iowa, the town I'm from "boasts" eleven christian churches (there are only 8 bars). The public school is hard to define as secular: there are prayers and scripture framed and hanging in classrooms, an 18"…"
Dec 13, 2009
David Miller replied to Jhamm's discussion Religion in school
"LOL, I just noticed that I put "filth" instead of "faith!" I really meant faith, but I suppose it was a Fruedian slip?"
Dec 13, 2009

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