I was reading through the answers on the Religion in Schools question... And I noticed that a few of them said things like "If I want them to learn about religion I'll send them to Christian school."
Which made me wonder, why is it that when we start talking about teaching ABOUT religion or religion in general people generally assume Christian? Maybe it's because of the way I was brought up, but for me religion has always been a rather inclusive term that covered a vast number of belief systems, traditions and even cultural practices...
So, when you hear the word "Religion" do you automatically think Christian? Or something a little broader?
Answer by Scuba at 2:00 PM on Sep. 16, 2010
most people are Christan in this country.... but not too many other religion schools either.... most people i know who are Jewish or Muslim or what ever go to a school on the weekends or at night.
Answer by pinkdena at 2:00 PM on Sep. 16, 2010
Answer by bandgeek521 at 2:01 PM on Sep. 16, 2010
I think because there are more types of Christianity than other forms of religion that people just assume it is what you mean.
Answer by martat at 2:02 PM on Sep. 16, 2010
Answer by pixie_trix at 2:02 PM on Sep. 16, 2010
I think of religion in general, not just Christianity.
Answer by Sparrow4 at 2:07 PM on Sep. 16, 2010
Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 2:13 PM on Sep. 16, 2010
Answer by MamaK88 at 2:40 PM on Sep. 16, 2010
Answer by Shaneagle777 at 2:48 PM on Sep. 16, 2010
Answer by gmasboy at 2:52 PM on Sep. 16, 2010
Check out some of the top posts today in Groups: