Posted: May 20, 2015 4:19 pm
by Sendraks
Shrunk wrote:Admittedly, most of what I know about the UK's RE program is from this forum but, based on that, it does sound like a mess. It just seems like a chance for various religions to proselytize on the public's dime. Having different points of view presenting their best case does not achieve objectivity or neutrality. But I doubt those are the goals of this course, any way.

I concur with it being a mess, at least it was "back in my day." Quality and content varied hugely from teacher to teacher and school to school, depending on how seriously the school took the subject. I don't recall being taught anything about religion in a way that encouraged students to analyse it or question it. One teacher in particular took umbrage with any sort of criticism of bible stories.