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Kids and religion

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by Green Gaia, Nov 11, 2004.

  1. Green Gaia

    Green Gaia Veteran Member

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    Another thread reminded me of a book for children about religion I bought for my kids. Explains the various major world religions and what they believe and do. I think it's important to teach children other religions and let them choose what they believe.

    What do you believe children should be taught about religions?
     
  2. skills101

    skills101 Vicar of Christ

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    It's absolutely important to teach kids about religion. Or else, how can they make an unbiased decision on religion? Plus, religion is so complex. I consider it a way for children to start thinking philisophically at a young age.

    On the subject of what kids should be taught, I think you described it best - something that teaches them about the religions, not which one is right or wrong.
     
  3. SoulTYPE

    SoulTYPE Well-Known Member

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    I entirely agree with both of you. I think one problem is that the parents force the religion upon the child. Happened to me. My mom tried to raise me as a christian,
    but obviously didn't follow through. Oh well.

    Wow, this forum isn't just pretty. You learn stuff too.
     
  4. croak

    croak Trickster

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    Well, my parents didn't force it on me. Wish they did, in a way. Well, even though I believe Islam is the only true religion now, I still think you should give them a choice, let them learn about all religions. Then, they can make their own decisions.

    Even though Islam is the religion to be accepted now by Allah, I am tolerant of othe religions. :)
     
  5. linwood

    linwood Well-Known Member

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    Everything and anything they inquire about and they will inquire about it.

     
  6. lousyskater

    lousyskater Member

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    i agree that children should be taught what the different religions of the world are and that parents shouldn't force religion on them.
     
  7. Linus

    Linus Well-Known Member

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    Ephesians 6:4 makes it pretty clear to me

    "Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord."

    I will raise my children to christians, but if they want to go a different route, ultimately there is nothing I can do to stop them, try as I might.
     
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