The first step to making all world religion available and taught in schools happen would be to teach teachers to teach religions. Once headed in the right direction, though a far cry from prefect, the children of America will be much better rounded. They would learn what they believe and what others around them believe.
Second of all, students will have boosted general knowledge about major historical events that had occurred owing to religious causes because different religions introduce and reflect different, but at the same time significant events from the history. In a similar way, religion lessons that consist of every religion give students an opportunity to gather informations about countries and these countries’ cultures and these informations contribute to general knowledge in terms of countries’ cultures. In a nutshell, r... ... middle of paper ... .... In brief, if students have knowledge about all religions, they become broad-minded individuals who manage to understand and be tolerant against cultures by opposing discrimination; thus, all religions should be taught. Overall, students should be taught about all religions because this system improves general knowledge, success level and also prevents discrimination.
Granted the extremists have caused the violence, but how did they (the extremists) get the mindset that their religion is superior to others? We need to start teaching about religion early in school to discourage religious intolerance and to inform the youth about the other religions all over the world. First of all, we should look at the positives of informing young students about all religions. Teaching them (the students) about religion at a young age will give them a greater thought about how big the world is while also teaching them that it is okay if another person does not agree with their own personal beliefs. Ultimately that is the goal, however it isn’t that easy.
They say that the main origin of this unending issue is actually an “intellectual war” between Science and Religion. These two broad concepts cannot be really combined together. What we can do now is to settle this issue to the most possible and easier way. Best of which is giving both parties representation in the curricula of the schools. Creationism should be taught in school since it is one of the most possible reasons why we exist, providing more options to believe in for different kinds of people.
“Far more than the mere teaching of facts, true education concerns itself with establishing beliefs and values” (Salter 176). Many supporting citizens of organized prayer believe religion can help better a student by their educational potentials, level of education achieved, and attendance. Students who are raised under religious families will have a stronger attitude towards school. Parents who raise their children with a religious foundation want public schools to reinforce and model moral values taught at home (Haynes and Berkowitz 144). Having organized prayer allows religion to set morals and instruct discipline giving students a stronger ou... ... middle of paper ... ...es Should Not Be Offered in Public Schools.” Opposing Viewpoints: Religion in America.
How many people would be offended? Would we be better off without it so that it doesn’t cause controversy? The problem is can we truly answer any of these arguments without the opposite side disagreeing? Many of these questions are rooted from the same controversy that is happening in schools today. Aside from the separation of church and states comes one of the vastly debatable topics of education allowing religion which is prayer in school.
When reality is defined by God the Bible bec... ... middle of paper ... ...worldview in their students to help them reach a Christocentric spiritual maturity. Schultz also stressed the importance of a biblical worldview in the teacher. As the leader in each classroom the students will adapt their teacher’s beliefs, values and finally actions. If they are taught by a teacher who holds a dualistic view of dividing the sacred and the secular, or a postmodern or modern worldview, it will adversely affect the ability of that child to develop Christ centered wisdom based upon the Word of God. Schultz, in referring to the education of children, stated “anything that hinders their moral and spiritual development is the epitome of child abuse.” (2006, p. 163).
Print. This book is against having religion in school, but it doesn’t disregard the idea of having class taught to educate students on religion. Harper believes that even though religion should be taught, there should be a separation of church and state, the helps keep everything fair, and doesn’t disregard the minorities. This book is surprisingly helpful because it helps provide an understanding of the counterclaims that I can use to make a stronger argument. Moore, Diane L. Overcoming Religious Illiteracy: A Cultural Studies Approach to the Study of Religion in Secondary Education.
These are questions for many students of the Bible. How do I represent God and still reach the lost souls of our generation and at the same time feed the Believers of Christ so they won’t starve to death? Either way we must trust what we have learned to impact everyone who God has given to us to reach. Students of the Word must believe that God has given them a sermon to impact the lives of many. The main factor is we must learn to understand the basic principles of Expository, Topical and Textual preaching.
School prayer would allow a young religious person the opportunity to debate their religious beliefs during school; Such a change will highlight religious differences and similarities between students (“Pros and” 1). In 1962 the supreme court of the united states ruled that public schools and other agencies of the government were forbidden to interfere with the viewpoint of a student and their religion (“Prayer and” 2). the court valued school cooperation with religious authorities because it respects the religious nature of our people and accommodates the public to their spiritual needs (“Pros and” 1). althoug... ... middle of paper ... ...hootings (1).religious conservatives believe religious influence in schools is necessary to teaching young adults moral values (“Pro school” 1). school advocates argue that it is undemocratic to remove the majority the right to pray because of a minority (1).