I was talking with an elder and my pastor the other day about school curriculum and the things parents often complain about. It seems like the parents that want changes here or there want them specifically taylored to whatever their kid needs and believes and they're unable to understand that a school has to serve EVERYONE and by doing so, there has to be comprimise.
My pastor mentioned that people overly-sheltering their kids and trying to control any and all content that their children are exposed to is perpetuating ignorance and intolerance of others.
I'm going to go hear Bishop Elias Chacour. He also has the philosophy that if children are exposed (exposed to, not necessarily taught as "truth") to other beliefs and cultures early on and make friends, they'll be less likely to hate or fear others as adults.
What do you think?
Answer by NovemberLove at 9:25 AM on Aug. 10, 2009
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Answer by bandgeek521 at 10:27 AM on Aug. 10, 2009
My aunt and uncle tried to shelter my cousins from the outside world and from all the "worldly" stuff. They thought the Bible was all they needed. The problem was that they didn't realize that they needed to still communicate to their kids about certain things. Needless to say the whole thing blew up in their faces later on as the girls go older. Also, my aunt and uncle have sheltered themselves and have really become intolerant. It's sad really.
For several years my kids went to Catholic school. The school they went to not only taught about Catholicism during religion, but also other religions. They would actually bring in people of different religions to talk about what they believe. That was the one thing I actually like about that school...
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