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  1. You know how I feel about this. We most definitely SHOULD have religious studies in school…. even if it is just a part of social studies… but, of course, it would have to talk about all religions, not just the dominant one.

    The U.S, would be a lot saner place if we did this.

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        • Every Tuesday we had Sunday school at school called Religious Release time. I hated every fucking minute. I already had Sunday school. I had bible study. I had vacation bible school. I had church camp and the last place I wanted any religion at all was school. And the wrong sort of Protestant was in charge and couldn’t even say the ‘Lord’s Prayer’ correctly since most of us were Presbyterian and she said tresspassers and Presbyterians say debtors. Small children do not want to hear anything different from what the are already being taught unless they discover it for themselves. School is not the place for religion until late in high school

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  2. I think I am thinking more in terms of like a Religion & Society class and more in line with Social Studies. I think it is important for kids to grow up realizing that there are many, many different religions in the world and that they influence culture and economics in some very dramatic ways. But, of course, this has to be age appropriate. No, it definitely should NOT be more Sunday School. But I didn’t realize that most of my classmates were Christian until the 7th grade. I should have known that.

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    • I’m sure all of them knew. I knew who was Jewish and who was Mormon. I just wouldn’t do it after being one of the five Gentiles in school before my parents moved us to Glendale. The Jewish kids made my life hell. So, no. I don’t think religion belongs at the elementary school level at all. Any religion.

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