Should Religious Education be taught by one teacher?

October 4, 2006 8:33am CST
The lessons I attended through-out school were taught by a Christian, whilst she held no bias towards her own religion (none that I picked up on) would better understanding and insight be delivered to the young minds if Religious Education could be taught by people aligned to each religion taught, or would a completely impartial outlook be more beneficial? I also don’t mean Atheist by being impartial as they also hold their own agenda.
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@vipul20044 (5798)
• India
14 Oct 06
I am an atheist too. But then yes one teacher is sufficient enough for teaching religious education they are the guides who give us the path The rest lies to our decision to Choose or Not to choose! Young minds are more practical then theorotical
15 Oct 06
Though surely it'd only be benificial for each religion to have someone who practices it to teach it. Naturally teachers are going to know their own religion better than somebody elses.
@MySpot (2602)
• United States
31 Jan 07
No. There are too many different religions to be taught by one teacher. I have attended many different churches of different faiths and I have taken something good from each of them. Now, I'm 'choosing my religion'... I don't consider myself religious at all but spiritual instead. In all of the teachings, I could never understand the Dogma in religion; how we were supposed to believe that God is love, yet we were to fear Him/Her. Fear and love are opposites! I don't believe that one religion has it all right and the others have it all wrong and every religion will say that their way is the right way but how can that be? If they are ALL right then they must also all be wrong??? Right? I believe in a Cardinal Rule of 'treating others the way you would want to be treated'. I believe in a loving God and not one who judges and punishes us to eternal damnation. I believe that IF God had a religion, it would be LOVE ; )
@MrNiceGuy (4147)
• United States
22 Dec 06
What if you made the curriculum for the religion classes impartial and objective? Then the same teacher could teach all the curriculum instead of having to hire so many teachers. In public schools teachers have to teach the school boards curriculum anyways.
• South Africa
9 Nov 06
I personally think that someone who teaches should believe in that also.If a student is going to ask questions and expect answers in return I dont think the teacher will be able to answer these questions in detail. A muslim teacher will be able to teach better I slam than a Christian teacher.Where as a Christian teacher wont.Imagine a Christian teacher teaching Hinduism? There is a saying - practise what you teach. And it is so true.
@rmuxagirl (7561)
• United States
8 Nov 06
There is a world religions at the college I went to and at one point it was taught by someone from that faith. That gave students to hear about the faith from someone who knew it best.