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Should we teach our children to spell before we teach them about God?

I would like to teach my children about both, however, to spread the word of God I think our children should give the impression they passed the first grade.


Asked by Anonymous at 3:36 PM on Apr. 24, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Well, to the first anon who posted that lovely poem, you proved that not only is spelling important but also grammar. Every word int hat poem was spelled correctly, however the wrong word was used in almost every instance. I do feel that if someone is going to try to spread any message they should have basic grammar and spelling skills. Without those skills it is easy to take something which is written completely out of context and confuse it when trying to repeat it to another.


    Answer by KristiS11384 at 12:46 PM on Apr. 25, 2010

  • have a spelling checker
    I disk covered four my PC.
    It plane lee marks four my revue
    Miss steaks aye can knot see.
    Eye ran this poem threw it.
    Your sure real glad two no.
    Its very polished in its weigh,
    My checker tolled me sew.

    A checker is a blessing.
    It freeze yew lodes of thyme.
    It helps me right awl stiles two reed,
    And aides me when aye rime.

    Each frays comes posed up on my screen
    Eye trussed too bee a joule.
    The checker pours o'er every word
    To cheque sum spelling rule.

    Bee fore wee rote with checkers
    Hour spelling was inn deck line,
    Butt now when wee dew have a laps,
    Wee are not maid too wine.

    And now bee cause my spelling
    Is checked with such grate flare,
    There are know faults in awl this peace,
    Of nun eye am a wear.

    To rite with care is quite a feet
    Of witch won should be proud,
    And wee

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:37 PM on Apr. 24, 2010

  • I agree.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:37 PM on Apr. 24, 2010

  • It should be an everyday thing for both topics.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:39 PM on Apr. 24, 2010

  • Nope I think they should be old enough to fully understand and choose what path to follow for them selfs. Their faith is their own not mine to chose.

    Answer by hot-mama86 at 5:24 PM on Apr. 24, 2010

  • They don't have to be mutually exclusive, you can teach both.


    Answer by RyansMom001 at 5:30 PM on Apr. 24, 2010

  • Spirituality should be something that children discover, not spoon fed. Religion shouldn't be taught to children until they are old enough to actually understand what is going on- in other words- teens.

    Answer by mtnmama111 at 5:32 PM on Apr. 24, 2010

  • I agree with Ryansmom. My youngest child is only 2, she's learning about God right now, not how to spell (although she is learning the alphabet). God came first in my house.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:38 PM on Apr. 24, 2010

  • I think one's spiritually is already within them when they are born. It's not something that can be "taught" or indoctrinated. It has to be something that is led by the heart.
    I believe thats why so many people become bitter and angry within their religion. Because they were indoctrinated and told "THIS is the ONLY way, spiritually. ANy other way is evil." This leads one to deny their heart and their true spiritual path.
    If one is meant to follow a "god", they will discover it in their own time. AND if parents had true faith, IMO, they'd trust that their God would lead their child in his direction.

    Answer by sahmamax2 at 6:09 PM on Apr. 24, 2010

  • Teaching a child about God is BRAINWASHING. Learning to spell is a necessity needed in order to get by in life.


    Answer by IhartU at 6:57 PM on Apr. 24, 2010