jordanramos
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Mon May 1,2017 03:01 PM

we were having an interesting discussion today in TOK class whether religion really fits into a school curriculum and i wanted to get your opinions on it
rema.a
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Tue May 2,2017 09:28 AM

Honestly? No. Religion, unless as part of a religious course, shouldn't have a place in curriculums. That's the only way to maintain neutrality. Now, an argument to this may be; why's athiesm the default? And that's simply because athiesm is less varied than religion. You cannot possibly factor in every religious explanation, and if you didn't, then you're exclusionary (Honestly, it's also that athiestic explanations better reflect academic teaching.)

That's not to mention the whole imposing-your-faith thing. You got to be respectful towards students' freedom of belief. And that still applies in schools with less varied student bodies, where some sort of religion is majoritative. You never know who's in the closet.
marmattii
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Fri Sep 22,2017 05:55 PM

it depends on the school. i’m at a catholic school so we are forced to learn religion. whoever isn’t catholic still does it because they chose to come to a catholic school.
but if you were at a public school, they shouldn’t be teaching it UNLESS it’s part of the curriculum
Med Alobaidi
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Mon Apr 2,2018 07:53 PM

@Lmfao.. the only problem with what I'm reading is that faith is one way of knowing... and somehow our whstsocalled knowledge is so dependant on belief...
Here is an example.... if you and a friend of yours..were randomly put into a room without knowing how you actually entered.. let's say you were unconscious and you woke up tied to a chair and do was your friend. The only difference is the spots of both chairs... so do you can clearly see the window .. but there is no way you can see a door. A wall blocking it or something.... hetr is where it all takes place together... what's true for you is that there is no door... whereas on the other hand your friend's truth that the door exists... so belief is one way of knowing and could be considered a major one.... now save that example and apply it to belief.. but belief as in religion now

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