quote:How can we teach both evolution and religion in school when they seemingly conflict so much with one another? I found the video below on Derren Browns website today, and it pretty much shows the incorrect way to go about it, ie showing only only side of the spectrum. Should there be an age limit for the listener to logically and intelligently be given the 'facts' on both sides, before they choose in what to believe? You can argue that 'getting them early' is one of the biggest ways all religions are able to gain followers.. but the video below is a very sad thing indeed! Surely this should not be even legal.
This looks like a Christian seminar. Something that parents have purposely sent their kids to see.
IMO, religion should not be taught in public schools as part of the required curriculum. I don't have a problem with an elective religious studies class for high school age kids.
There is no reason to teach religion in the school system. Religions already have their own "schools". They teach every sabbath and sometimes in between. There and in the home is where they learn their religion.
If a child hasn't been introduced to a religion via his parents, there isn't really a need for them to be introduced to one in the school system without parent approval.