School is for learning proven facts. Core studies, maths, language, geography, health & fitness, logic & understanding…. and doubly so during the early years at infant school.
So it makes me angry that religion… a faith based subject, is taught to kids who do not understand the principal of faith.
Kids who play games of pretend, who think the Easter Bunny is real and get upset when a cartoon character gets an ouchie, are being taught that the figures in religion are real….
Real?!?! Well, that’s a matter of OPINION, and not FACT. Don’t get the two mixed up.
Maths is fact, science is fact, geography is fact…. God is a matter of opinion…. FACT.
My lad (not yet 6) is being taught religion, not ABOUT religion. Two very different things. I want him to know about religion, but I don’t want him (at this age) being indoctrinated INTO a religion. The same Christians that shout out about anti-abortion because a foetus has a right, then go on to take the right away from a young child by forcing views (not facts) on them!!!
I’m all for the teaching of morals and knowing right from wrong…. but religion is a choice, not a thing to be forced on a fertile, imaginative and highly absorbent mind.
You may as well teach them sex education, and instil in them that GAY IS BAD AND WRONG…. oh… some backward schools do…. but that’s for another blog site to deal with.
It’s a misuse of trust and enough to push an atheist to anti-theism…