Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Couldn't Let This Go
Evidently it is a-okay to teach Buddhist religious practices to elementary and middle school children in the public schools, but it's really dangerous and bad to allow high school children to have student led prayers, wear crucifixes or mention Jesus in their graduation speeches.
Reason 4,738,915,206 to either homeschool or put your kids in a private school of your choosing.
Labels: Culture and Politics
I just can't fathom how school folks can think stuff like this is appropriate! Can you imagine the furor if the school was teaching everyone the Lord's Prayer and having them choose saints names or something?
As for teaching Islam in the elementary school, that does seem a little over the top. But after living in the Muslim world for two years I realized that the major cause of problems between the Muslim and Western world is lack of knowledge. Neither side truly understands the other. I don't think education about other religions is harmful and that educating ourselves and our children about other religions and cultures is a good start to the elusive world peace everyone is seeking.