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Substantiating teaching of religions in all schools as part of History

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Submitted by Stephen Borkowski (United States), May 20, 2012 at 16:18

The information given gives more credence that Certainty in all religions should be questioned and discussed in all schools so that brainwashing of young minds would be prevented to a large degree.

It is not by birth that there are atheists. Deists, either. Beliefs are not facts even though perceptions of facts give rise to beliefs. And that is the rub. So in order to foster more reasonable beliefs, I am hoping that school boards around the nation follow the lead of the Modesto, Cal. school system and mandate that all students take a course on the 6 major religions. It is time that we do for the teaching of religion in our schools what Galileo did for the teaching of Science in schools. i.e. If you truly want change----

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