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skinner March 16th, 2015 12:12am

Should public schools be permitted to assign students books, poems, and other works of literature that promote or disparage specific religions?

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Dandilionz Caveat lector
03/15/15 5:20 pm

I said yes. I like when my kids come home and have an honest open discussion.

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Maelthus
03/16/15 10:41 am

If it's in a literature course, and they look at it as a literary text, and not a science book.

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dickwolk
03/17/15 5:34 pm

Yes, it teaches students to be critical thinkers and if you are threatened by that, then maybe it's time to think a little...

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Torfin Never Behind
03/16/15 11:40 am

Depends upon what you really mean. As long as the mentions are factual and within context then even if it is not particularly flattering it should be ok to go up for approval by the local school board.

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Diogenes FreeMeBe
03/15/15 6:02 pm

Can we agree with educate? Cheers or boos for religion is a no-no in any public indoctrination centers.

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jvc1133 61535
03/15/15 5:15 pm

If it fits in with the class, Yes

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drself Gated Community
03/17/15 7:14 am

This goes on in every school (ie, evolution is proven fact and creation is fantasy)

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TheIndian Virgo Supercluster
03/16/15 8:25 pm

Where I go AP Langue could be easily renamed AP Christianity

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skinner Jersey City
03/17/15 12:23 pm

Well I don't think it's unreasonable to recognize the Christian symbolism present in a myriad of novels.

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tenletters New York
03/15/15 6:16 pm

Yes. Reading works regarding religion that take a stance on it isn't the same as trying to indoctrinate students. Sometimes it's for style purposes, sometimes it's for historical reference.

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TheIndian Virgo Supercluster
03/17/15 9:15 pm

Oh man that class goes way beyond that, yuck

AbandonedAccnt Not here.
03/16/15 3:32 pm

No. Not at a public, government funded institution of indoctrination. Only the gov can be the god presented there.

SoHFloridian NYC
03/16/15 3:45 pm

This is more connected to your earlier question than some may think. Very few political satires lack any form of religious representation, whether it makes fun of it, or just stands for it.

Captainbstring Biden is a Clown
03/18/15 9:55 pm

No. There is way too many other works to choose from. It's just not necessary.