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Religious instruction abolished in Luxembourg schools

Discussion in 'OBOB General Politics Forum' started by Michie, Feb 4, 2015.

  1. Michie

    Michie Human rights begin in the womb. Supporter

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    Catholic World News - February 04, 2015

    Religious instruction abolished in Luxembourg schools : News Headlines - Catholic Culture


    Luxemburgs Erzbischof: «Wir haben einen Kulturkampf vermieden» (kath.ch)

    Luxembourg moves towards further separation of religion and the state <(Law & Religion UK)
     
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  2. LionL

    LionL Believer in God, doubter of religion

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    Hooray!

    No child should be brought up to believe one particular religion in my opinion. Rather, they should be taught about all religions and humanism too, and then be free to make up their own minds.
     
  3. Inkfingers

    Inkfingers Somebody's heretic Supporter

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    Why is it that secularists oppose the idea of children brought up in any ideology....except secularism...

    Convenient, that, isn't it. :idea::doh:

    Raising a child in the values and beliefs of the parents is part of parenting. When you discard it, you break a normal link between parent and child; which is just another swipe against the family by the secular State that fears the family's autonomy.
     
  4. LionL

    LionL Believer in God, doubter of religion

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    So that children can think for themselves. Is that so wrong?
     
  5. Inkfingers

    Inkfingers Somebody's heretic Supporter

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    So that's what you call indoctrinating them with secularism is it?

    Children need a secure environment with understandable rules and values, raised in community with their family. They don't need existentialist doubt that leaves them atomised and anomic.
     
  6. LionL

    LionL Believer in God, doubter of religion

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    If the parents so wish they can tell their children that one particular faith (whatever it may be) is the only true faith, but that is not the job of the school. The school should educate them about all religions without bias.
     
  7. Inkfingers

    Inkfingers Somebody's heretic Supporter

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    I agree.

    But what you originally said was....

    And that is not simply a limit on the nature of schools but on the nature of families.
     
  8. LionL

    LionL Believer in God, doubter of religion

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    Then I apologise. What I meant to say was, no school should tell its students to believe one particular religion. The 'no child' part is for my own children only.

    Thank you for highlighting my error. :)
     
  9. LoAmmi

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    I think it good that compulsory schools remain neutral in religious teaching. At least teaching that one is correct.
    Families should not be upset or broken apart due to a school teaching a child a religion different than their parents is correct and the parents are wrong. I hold the same for my own faith so I am not playing favorites.
     
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  10. Inkfingers

    Inkfingers Somebody's heretic Supporter

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    No problem. We all do it from time to time :)
     
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