Saturday, December 12, 2009

Religion bad for children?

I was helping my 8 year old niece with her Religion homework: they were reading the book of Joshua.

I listened to another niece, 10 years old, recount the story she read in her Religion class: the story of Judah and Tamar.

In both cases I asked aloud: "Is this information really appropriate?"

If these stories were taught in any other class, in Reading or History or Literature, the information would be deemed entirely inappropriate. These stories would not be brought up for discussion.

Why do we change our view when the information is taught as Religion?

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