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RE lessons

On 20 Jul 2017 at 11:17am Atheist wrote:
Has anyone withdrawn their child from RE lessons at Priory?
On 20 Jul 2017 at 11:24am Deja Vu wrote:
RE covers a lot more than religion, "Religious education provokes challenging questions about the ultimate meaning and purpose of life, beliefs about God, the self and the nature of reality, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human.".
I wouldn't withdraw my children from a lesson due to my own personal beliefs, I believe it teaches children a bad lesson, the fact is you do have to do things you might not want to do if you want to get on in life, the sooner children accept this the easier life becomes.
On 20 Jul 2017 at 11:36am Feline wrote:
Be led by your child. Do they want to be withdrawn? My parents were both atheists but didn't force anything on me, just told me their view. I even went to Sunday School. When I was in the second year of grammar school I decided that Christianity was a load of twaddle and asked to be withdrawn from RE and from morning assembly which was a Christian service. I had no problems and it was a long time ago!
On 20 Jul 2017 at 12:13pm Plebian wrote:
Is it still called RE? I would like to see a history of religion and philosophy course that would explore how the ideas and beliefs different societies espouse came to be. I imagine many would find the subject fascinating as it relates to history and psychology.
On 20 Jul 2017 at 1:14pm leveller wrote:
Teaching kids to talk to an imaginary friend. Whatever next.
On 20 Jul 2017 at 2:36pm Only Me wrote:
My son is still in primary school, but this year in RE he learnt about the story of Buddha, the Old Testament, marriage ceremonies of various religions, personal morals & where we learn them.
I'm very happy to see such a broad curriculum that teaches children about a range of religions & moral issues.
On 20 Jul 2017 at 8:44pm Parent wrote:
I don't understand why anybody would want to withdraw their child from RE in a state school. They teach the kids what people from certain religions believe - they don't try to convince them that it's all true.
I find religious teaching in primary schools much more concerning and religious interference in state schools needs to end. They teach it as fact rather than belief to young, impressionable kids. Six primary schools in the town and four of them are tied to the church.
On 20 Jul 2017 at 10:19pm Atheist 2 wrote:
I'm currently dating a very religious person and have been a long to a few of their 'lessons'. What always shocks me is the narrow mindedness and lack of knowledge of others beliefs from the people in the church. All you'll do by removing them from this is enable their narrow-mindedness which will lead to bigotism
On 21 Jul 2017 at 7:51am leveller wrote:
Schools should be secular, religion should be taught at home.
On 21 Jul 2017 at 9:11am E wrote:
I left Priory 8 years ago and there was definitely a strong pro-Christian, anti-abortion stance in R.E back then, with 2 Christian teachers. It wasn't until I went to college that I even realised there were any pro-choice arguments, which I find really alarming nowadays. Remember being shown a foetus being cut up in the womb when I was 14 years old.
On 23 Jul 2017 at 9:32am pearliegirliestar wrote:
They teach you about several wars, it doesn't mean your child will pick up and go off and become a soldier, they teach about chemistry it doesn't mean you child will become a chemist etc etc etc . It's all about a well rounded education.
On 23 Jul 2017 at 10:40am leveller wrote:
Religion has no place in schools.
On 24 Jul 2017 at 10:41am Atheist 2 wrote:
Religion does have a place in school as it is embedded in our culture.The issue is how it is taught. Religion is taught as fact to impressionable young minds instead of being taught as a belief. Kids need to be taught a balanced argument and be able to decide for themselves rather then parents/teachers shoving their own personal view down their throats.

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