Christians: why would you trust your child's religious education to a public school teacher who has not gone to seminary school and for all you know, has never set foot in a church?
Wait...public school offers religious education now? Since when?
ARAN - they do not. There is a call though for teachers who teach evolution to also teach creation. To me that's like asking science teacher to teach history. I wouldn't trust my kid's rel ed to him/her. Make sense?
Money is so tight. Can't afford private, and my wife would probably murder him if she had to home school
My kids went to public school but were never taught religion there.
Sorry Kay for the confusion. I was asking about the push to have creation taught next to evolution.
I can't afford to home school, Shaz! :0D
Teachers in my experience have to use a book written by a knowledgeable person to be able to teach. Usually the book is not written by a grade school teacher. If teachers knew the material they were assigned to teach they would be called professors.
KS - teachers go through 4+ years of college with a concentration in a particular area. Both they and professors use a "book," but you wouldn't expect a history professor to be able to teach physics right? Why would you expect a JR or HS science
Teacher to be able to teach christian history?
He doesn't have to know anything to follow the guide lines in the teachers manual. Just go thru present the lesson. Teachers get assigned classes, electives that they wouldn't choose. 4 years of college trains them to present the required info on
On any subject. There's an outline that tells exactly what students should be able to do. Even if it car repair by an Lit, pro.
KS - for me at least religious education is a lot more than just reading out of a textbook. It's about helping a child on their journey to developing a relationship w God. If you're ok with a non-believer taking part in that....your prerogative.
Getting a child more involved in a close personal relationship with the lord is not the goal of teaching the alternate science creation theory in public school.where public can be spawns of the beast.accepting salvation is not a requirement.
I would leave saving anyone's soul to a public school let alone my child. I'd freak if they tried. No just the theory in public to all regardless of belief. Keep spiritual well being off the playgrounds.
KS - can you explain how one could teach creation, man made in the image of God, Adam walking with God, Eve made from his rib, the two trees, manipulation by Satan, the original sin, and the introduction of Death without a discussion on God?
Not to mention the 6 days of creation. Creating night,daylight, time, plants, water, air, rain, animals,insects, why Dino's aren't still around but apes are. Evidence on the timeline of bunnies, man & Dino's co-existing, 5 mass extinctions. Fossils
Carbon dating. All the different layers in between fossil finds. The names of all the major players to know about.Their history & resources, backgrounds & education. & there's that one creation guy who's in prison for 'mishandling' funds. Wait, you
Asked something about God didn't you. Uh yes I guess they can mention that people worship him.
Two points. I would have a great deal of issue having my child taught dinos and people were running around together. That's complete crap. Two. No matter how you slice it, it is a teacher not trained and not required to be of faith teaching your kids
About God. As I said before, not something I could in any way shape or form be comfortable about. The development of a relationship w God is something that any Christian parent IMHO should both nurture and protect. Trusting a school teacher and
Whoever writes the textbook to get it right......yeah, I'll pass. You're completely entitled to your opinion, but from my side it seems more politically motivated than what is in the best interest of your kid's relationship w God. My opinion only.
This has always been a head scratcher for me as a Christian in the "Creation in school" debate.
I agree fully and I'm a Christian. Also, I think prayer in the home is way more important than prayer in the school.
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