[FoRK] Re: Milestones toward the end of religion
Tue Dec 27 08:02:41 PST 2005
Yeah, I'm not saying that organized religion does a
good job at teaching morals and ethics, only that no
other institution in our society does it. Parents have
a large role here I suppose. With dual income
families, parents aren't spending enough time with
their children to fulfill this role.
I took some philosophy in university and I agree that
it would be good to teach some in high school. But,
none of the philosophy courses, that I took, addressed
morals and ethics.
--- Corinna <corinna.schultz at gmail.com> wrote:
> I would hypothesize that a study of philosophy in
> general would do much more
> good than religion in this area. But that would
> require a certain mental
> discipline, independence, etc, that you couldn't
> expect from the population
> at large.
> I think high school need two major changes to their
> curriculum: make
> computer science (and discrete math) a math course
> (satisfying the math
> requirements to graduate), and make philosophy
> (epistemology, at the very
> least) a social studies course.
> "Albert Scherbinsky" <albert at softwarepress.com>
> wrote in message
> > but has the moral and ethical role
> >of religion been replaced
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