Extra Credit #2 - and requirements of the religions Keeping...

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Tayla Neale REL 200 Professor Mckee 5 December 2013 Extra Credit #2 Philosopher Dan Dennett believes that religion, all religion, ought to be taught in schools so we can understand its nature as a natural phenomenon. Religion needs to be taught, “with the same intensity that we study all the other important natural phenomena, like global warming”, says Dennett (Dennett, Let’s teach religion – all religion—in schools, Ted.com). He backs religion being taught, at all levels of education, just as all other core subjects. However, he doesn’t support any values being taught. The delivery of the information needs to be strictly factual covering the history, creed, texts, music, symbolisms, prohibitions,
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Unformatted text preview: and requirements of the religions. Keeping religion out of schools is making students ignorant not innocent and, in my opinion, is a way of promoting discrimination. Religion is just as important as any other material covered, at all levels of education. It’s a shame that so many people are against the exposure of religion because, from personal experience, it’s been so enjoyable and beneficial. I hope that one day all students are as fortunate as I was to receive the type of education Dan Dennett intended because, if not, the way the world changing, students are going to suffer from this form of sheltering....
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