Should Religion Be Taught in School?
Religion is an important part of our culture and also forms the fabric of our existence, hence, it should be an important part of our education as well. It is impossible to separate our personality and our spirituality. Our spirituality is what makes us who we are and governs our choices as well. Our faith as a nation shapes our laws and is the seed of so much controversy: abortion, gay marriages, stem-cell research, etc.
History is rife with examples of the wrongs committed in the name of God. Yet religion it is that has provided us with succor as a nation and we probably need to study the history of religion and learn in detail of the lives of its leaders to progress as a civilization.
Learning about different religions will encourage harmony and give us a better understanding of each other. Schools should educate us about all religions without bias and the facts of religious history should be presented in an objective and factual way so as to promote unbiased thinking. This will definitely result in a generation of tolerant, open-minded, critical thinking people who will be slow to anger and slow to vicious outbursts in the name of religion.