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LETZ TEECH RELIJINN IN SKOOLZ by Geth-VI LETZ TEECH RELIJINN IN SKOOLZ by Geth-VI
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Why? Because...:
-We already have schools for that
-The schools would get in trouble with their parents for forcing a religion on their kids
-Children wouldn't have a choice in what to believe in
-And again, it takes away rights

Instead, let's teach science and/or evolution instead of religion, besides, they're more valuable to learn and are worth learning anyway.

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MajesticBandicoot Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
people got to remember religious freedom exists in America, and it doesn't just apply to Christians.
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KittyPawArt Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
I would be like "as if school wasn't already bad, NOW I GOTTA GO TO "SCHOOL" i think it's church."
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Who-Said-U-Could-Die Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm a Christian, but I wouldn't mind going to a school of a different religion. Sure, I wouldn't believe, but it would be interesting to study some other mindsets for once.
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Yebba3 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My mother forced me to go into the Christian class. Me and some other kid just laughed at all the naked people. Entertaining. Not educational.
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kirbyfan2377 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm gonna be forced into Ignite; my family's bible camp, for the rest of the summer. What a waste!
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KittyPawArt Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
XD
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Seiya-Meteorite Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
I agree with ya on this entirely, religion should only be taught in church, not for schools.
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SeekeratSpark Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:tardclap: Everyone should have the choice to believe in what they want to.
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ADragonsSong Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Did... you not... read... the description?
It's like six lines come on
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ADragonsSong Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, they do teach parts of the bible in history already, there are parts of it that are historically accurate, just like parts of the quaran are, though it's definitely not the entire thing. The thing is that it isn't taught out of the holy books, it's taught from other sources. No teacher in a public school can pull out a holy book and teach from it without repercussions from the law, as religious freedom is a thing that exists.
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LuziferMorgenstern1 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Sadly they have forced us to learn everything about the bible or religion in general when I still have been in school.
It was awful, because I had no interest in it. And I think you can imagine how bad I have been treated once my teacher
found out that I don't believe in a god, because I am an atheist (don't get confused by my name, I may have interest in Lucifer and angels in general, but I don't believe in them). Bad times, bad times. I am glad that I have finished school 10 years ago. But sadly the time hasn't change anything. They still force kids to learn everything about religion over here...
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paleosir Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, agreed.
I saw a clip of a ''teacher'' (more like preacher) in a scool (In the Netherlands, one very atheistic country for crying out loud!) who said this, and I quote (translated into english of course):
''When people start rejecting the bible, people like H I T L E R come to power''

I puked and facepalmed pretty hard.

That kind of stuff should be forbidden.
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Origami-Dreams Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is why I don't have faith in humanity anymore.

Hitler WAS a CHRISTIAN.

He supported Christianity so much, he decided to eradicate those of different religious views and descents in order to spread his beliefs.
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tealungs Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Student Writer
He did grant Christianity a large amount of pride, but deemed Nazism to be the official state religion, replacing all the Bibles with versions of Mein Kampf. I'm neither Christian nor religious, but I just wanted to clear it up that he likely wasn't a Christian, at least not truly with faith.
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paleosir Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ehh, yeah.
Some people...*sigh....
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paleosir Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No I haven't
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paleosir Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ok what's it about?
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paleosir Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Roll Eyes 
Kinda obvious (one of my best friends is one, to make clear I do not hate religious people).

I was just stating how wrong it is for a teacher to teach children to hate others based on religion/absence of one.
I'm sorry if I did not make myself clear enough.

I do not have any problem with religion, as long as it does not intervene with human rights, such as equal treatment and freedom of religion/absence of religion.
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RedEzelt Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016  Student General Artist
Exactly
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AVOlD Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think religion should be taught when it's important in history, because religion is important in some cultures (ex. How some country's celebrate different holidays for religious reasons/ why the pilgrims came to America/ etc.) but I don't think readings from the Bible need to be taught in Public school.
In Catholic School I see no problem with it.
That being said, they shouldn't be reading the parts that are against gay marriage/ women's rights/ etc. because times have changed.
And evolution was a thing, you can't ignore it, and it needs to be taught in all schools. Ignoring evolution is like ignoring the history of your own country.
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paleosir Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
at primary school, religion class showed us maaaany religions, not forcing us anything.
of course, the bible was a small part of it.
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A-M-A-L-G-A-M-A-T-E Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The children HAVE a choice:
-Either to stay in the religion class
-Either to leave the religion class

Ty <3
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AutumnMeep Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016
I know this is probably an old stamp [2012-2016 o_o] but YES YES YES
One of the subjects at school is CHRISTIAN STUDIES. Just Christian Studies. Not any other religion. We get graded and homework on it. -_- 
And as well as that we also have science as a subject (obviously) and we're constantly being taught things in each subject that contradict each other.. 
plus the christian studies teacher is very very scary
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theautumnmistress Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016
It depends. If history class brings up the bible and mentions a few things that Christians do, okay. But in Christian school ways, no that is completely unnecessary.
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MahoHaku Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I like learning about different religions a lot. Even as an Atheist. I think people should learn about them as they are a HUGE part of human history and what shaped our culture's, morals, and governments. Not teaching around those things is denying a huge part of history. I DON'T think they should be teaching Religion in a "This is what you should believe about it" sort of way, but in a "This is what this religion has contributed, and hurt in these specific events in history" sort of way. Talk about the wars caused by religious fights, countries dividing and gathered by those religions, the amazing elaborate architecture that still stands and the great art Renaissance funded by the church etc. Lots of interesting stuff, I learned a lot about Christianity when studying art history and Ancient wars. As well as studying Native American history and how Christianity brought Native Americans their written language, and taught them how to speak English. 

I'd say history is more valuable to learn than strictly science as well (Evolution is part of history so I won't knock it). Learning from science is fine, but if you don't learn from history you are doomed to repeat it as the saying goes. Would it serve us more to understand the makings of the stars, or how to keep our government from going to war and killing tons of innocent lives? Is it more important to know how many chemical compositions there are, or how to prevent slavery from occurring again? I LOVE science a lot as well, and it is a really interesting thing to study but rarely does it go towards solving some of the major problems we have today in society which could easily be prevented with more thorough and unbiased teaching of history.
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RoseGoldAdopts Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
exactly.
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pixl-potato Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
by the standards of religious schools

i'm off to fucking hell

bc i'm part of the lgbt community
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MahoHaku Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
By the standards of Christians, everyone deserves to go to hell for one reason or another. Most Christians don't care if someone is LGBT, they just don't like it being shoved in their face 24/7 or people claiming they are hateful because of the loud few who are truly hateful towards LGBT. Also, you can love the person and hate the sin, it's a thing in christianity you know.
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pixl-potato Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
the more you knpw
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Anarchy--crystal Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2016  Student Digital Artist
In italian schools you are forced to study the bible...
When my teachers and my classmates discovered that I'm atheist, they started to harass me. Ew.
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Origami-Dreams Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know the experience of being overseas, but I've grown up in Alabama and South Carolina of the 'Glorious U S of A', and let me tell you, my family did not have a good time being surrounded by idiots who bullied us for not going to church.

Best wishes continuing your march forward!
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Anarchy--crystal Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Student Digital Artist
aaa thanks
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TheNobleOne15 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry that happened to you.

As a former Christian, I can't imagine how assy it was to have to learn that in school.
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sailorshadey Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016  Student
Some old men were handing out pocket bibles outside my school in like February or something and they forced me to take one.
They also held signs that said things like "God is our savior!", "God loves you!", and "We're all God's children!"

Me: Um...you know you're not supposed to do that, right? Besides, I'm not religious, so I don't need this...
Them: You're not religious? Well, then you're going to hell!!1!!11! Satanist!!11!!!
Me: ...

If they did this at the other school, where my Satanist lesbian friend goes, I'd like to see her reaction.
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DistinguishedPhysics Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Happened with me too.
I just said "So it's mine now"
"Yeah." they responded.
"I can do anything with it."
"Yep."
So I threw it in the trash and walked off.
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sailorshadey Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016  Student
XD
I still have mine somewhere (incase some religious relatives come over).
It's probably stuffed in a box in my closet.
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XxJCArtSpacexX Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Well, you should learn about different religions in a public school, but the school shouldn't attempt to force one religion onto their students.

Private schools are different. Many private schools are religious schools, so obviously they'd teach religion and if someone doesn't like that they don't have to go to that school.
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Galaxy-Splash Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016
I agree. I like learning about different religions, but I'm glad public schools don't ask to teach the bible or anything. And if you really do want your kid to grow up with religion, then yeah, private school or even homeschool them.
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XxJCArtSpacexX Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Yes, since public schools are in control of the government, then you have this separation of the church and state so the school is not even allowed legally to force any religion on you.

I remember learning about religion once in Geography, which was the most interesting topic I have ever learned in that class. It was nice considering the teacher didn't try to make one religion sound better than all of the rest or make us read out of a specific holy book without reading the others or anything.
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frankier-o Featured By Owner May 30, 2016  Student Digital Artist
my school does have an optional bible club, which is okay. but forcing it in a class? not okay.
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VVLovesBFDIAndII Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016
YASS I AGREE
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LightningSpeed19 Featured By Owner May 29, 2016
Disagreed.

Our school, teach us the word of God. They doesn't fore us. You see, there was a girl in my school that dindt like that and leave the school. then she was sick, mentally sick. God punished her.
They only want to teach how incredible is the Bible and God.
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petewentztheemogod Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSDTPP… *don't *force *didn't *left

people should have the right to chose whether or not they want to attend bible or god classes or whatever the fuck you want to call them. even if it's in a private school. 

"They only want to teach how incredible is the Bible and God." while we want to teach how incredible science is. ever heard of Elephant Toothpaste? yeah, it's a chemical reaction between potassium iodide / some other form of catalyst and hydrogen peroxide to create a big 'foam volcano' that's sometimes extremely powerful. chemistry, ladies and gentlemen. a form of science.

also, god didn't punish her. she made her own choices. 
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paleosir Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She punished herself.
People have authority over their actions.
If she resorted to drugs and those things, that is her making bad decisions, not God punishing her for not believing.
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