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Practicing religion in school is a cross many would pre...

South Africa


Practicing religion in school is a cross many would prefer not to bear

Street Talk talking heads discuss the implications of teaching religion in school. (Photo: Supplied by Street Talk)

It’s fine if religion is practiced at school, seemingly as long as it’s Christianity. Hymns, holidays, and religious celebrations are celebrated and welcomed in schools — in a Christian space. Is it a matter of catering for the majority or is there a deeper prejudice?

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  • No, it’s not fine if religion is practiced at school. Or in any public sphere for that matter. All religions should be practiced in the private home and nowhere else. Faith-based organisations are well-known to actively indoctrinate young minds before they have had the time to develop critical thinking skills. Secular governments can and should take vigorous steps to eliminate this pernicious and diabolical practice.

    • I wonder how people with your viewpoint feel when they are on the point of dying and realise that their existence on earth has been meaningless in the greater context. I feel sorry for you when you eventually are on your deathbed.

  • Note to subs: in international English ie not American, practise is the verb. Hence people practise religion but religion is a practice.

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