Thursday 8 December 2016

Teaching religion is not a classroom issue

Published 06/04/2011 | 05:00

Religion is 'taught' in schools, but philosophy isn't, lest we develop free thinking.

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Doctrine as a study of human behaviour and mores is a valid academic subject, but due to our political history, Irish schools have traditionally been mostly denominational.

Catholic schools have been used as a method of indoctrination whereas other faiths impart religious teaching on their Sabbath.

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