cicerone imposter wrote:
they have been exposed to their religion since they were infants when their minds are more or less brainwashed to think as their parents about god. c.i.
So educating a child of the possibilities is less important at the time of high school because their minds are already made up?
It isnt important that they have knowledge of other areas, ideas, and movements as far as religion goes?
When a youth is a Junior/Senior in high school they heir parents have established the course in which they would like them to be raised with respect to their religous views and also have had their personal religous courses completed <in many cases> ...however, I dont believe that information alone is going to hurt that. My opinion is that education of the world at this point in schooling would be nothing but helpful.
These students are selecting what they want to do with their adult lives, in many cases they are figuring out what schools they want to recieve their education from, etc. To think that they could not handle nor gain anything from learning a broad study of religious themes, including creationism, as an elective, not a requisite course, I think is not taking them seriously nor giving them knowledge which could very shortly prove to be helpful as they go out into the world and discover the abundant differences there are.
My point really is that although there are many that argue the fact of Evolution being taught in schools is essential due to Science and fact, etc. arent saying that Religion is a theme we all have running through our lives, our children should be able to be educated on it, like art and music. If it is something of interest to them, why not? The courses could very much be taught like Sociology, in fact, probably could be something akin toan Honors Sociology elective that was available for them...when I sit here thinking about it more in depth really. Not just Creationism but, a broad view of all religious themes which would happen to involve Creationism, yes.
To say that a child shouldnt be able to learn those thing until they are in college just astounds me. Im not saying teach the little ones, no. Im not saying make sure there is Catholisism taught in public schools. Im saying give children the option of an education, of knowledge, thats what they are there for.
I do see the problems that could arise with that, yes. However, I believe that a wide range of study that was educational and informative rather than preaching or mandatory could successfully happen. Its a possibility, thats all.