Posted: May 22, 2015 5:09 pm
by Bud's Brain
HughMcB wrote:
Bud's Brain wrote:I've been put off till after the half term holidays to meet with the school.

The telecon I had today with the RE teacher was worrying. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Association UK actually approached the school and asked to be allowed to speak to the kids. They allow one lecture per grade per year, and Grade 8s are studying Islam. The only other one they have organised so far is for Year 9s - Buddhism.

I'm still not sure what the problem is. If this is taught with a bit of context, then there should be no issue.

The onus is on the school to provide that context.

I'm not an educator, but I do monitor closely what my daughter is taught.

Integral calculus in Year 8 has me confused. Lectures about Islam that misrepresent the majority belief system of this religion worries me. I don't want my child to walk away from the lecture thinking that Islam is bunny hugging, blue birds of happiness and rainbows. We all know that this is not the case. I don't give a damn what this particular warm and fluffy sect believes. I don't want anyone to think / know anything other than they're an aberration and that the reality is scary and dangerous and living next door.

Edit: Jesus H Christ - I sound like a redneck. I need a weapon or two.