My sons second grade teacher asked the classroom to raise their hand if they believe in god. My son told me he felt like he had to raise his hand because everyone else did. But since it is the…Continue
"Hm, what kind of school does your son attend? It is a faith school, this one is going to be a tough one to battle. If it is a secular school, have a chat with the teacher and ask why the activities around the holidays seem to have such a faith…"
"Which bible and which god(s) is it that you propose that we teach to our children? How do we choose? What would be the criteria?
If you are worried that those of us to tell our kids we don't believe in god(s) won't be exposed to the…"
"My concern is that if the teacher felt comfortable doing this, the problem in your school system may be pervasive. How many other teachers, administrator, etc. are doing the same or worse? I know you don't want to cause problems for your child,…"
"I think people have the right to teach their own children whatever they want (even if it is ridiculous), however, a public school does not have the right to do this.
Now, of course, I think it is okay to teach facts about all mythology and to teach…"
"Not to flame you here, but I do disagree that it is okay to teach any kind of religion in class. I believe that is up to each individual family. There are many different religious beliefs about this time of year. Also, I do not believe it is just as…"
"I agree with many of the others here. That teacher was way out of line. Even back when my wife and I were still deluded about religion, we were irritated whenever a teacher would do that. We thought it was quite thoughtless as there could be other…"
"My daughter is in choir (9th grade) - she loves to sing. During this season, many of the songs are religious - specifically Christian. She is well informed and comfortable with her atheism - really, she sees it as no different as being anything else…"
"Lame, teacher that is.
Public school? Tax payer dough!?
Drop a copy of Religulous DVD on the teacher, no harm there.
It's a 'public' school right?
Tell your child there are kids that have fun without god (and when they get older…"
"That's wierd because I was just thinking about that. I wonder if it's not a part of the psyche of teaching. You're expected to guide the people you teach and it would be hard to remain objective if you really believed that you were…"
"I feel you Jhamm. In Iowa, the town I'm from "boasts" eleven christian churches (there are only 8 bars). The public school is hard to define as secular: there are prayers and scripture framed and hanging in classrooms, an 18"…"
"under what circumstances would you ask a classroom of second graders whether they believed in god?
The one instance that I could see asking children this question would be an exercise designed to show them that it's okay to believe what they…"