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Unlike public schools, Catholic shools in Indonesia makes Christianity cumpolsory for all students.

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Submitted by Muhammad (Indonesia), Feb 2, 2008 at 23:44

As a muslim in Indonesia, I'm fortunate to have experienced both public school and a Catholic one. In the public schools here, every student learn religion with accordance to their faith or belief. However, in the Catholic schools (which are all private) it was (and still is) mandatory for all students, including me, to study Christianity along side with my Catholic, Protestant, Budhist and Hindu friends.

For the record, Indonesia is the largest Muslim populated archipelagic country in the world, a country that also have Bali, a prosperous freely practising Hindu populated island and many practising christian populated islands. We recently also had a woman President.

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This November, the US citizens will choose a new leader. A leader whose judgements and policies will not only affect the American people but also the world's.

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