Comments on: Religion versus ethics in Berlin http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/04/23/religion-versus-ethics-in-berlin/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Daniel Rosaupan http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/04/23/religion-versus-ethics-in-berlin/comment-page-1/#comment-11717 Mon, 27 Apr 2009 02:08:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=5302#comment-11717 Christian education is the only medicine to the moral breakdown and greediness in our society. Instead of teaching or should I say, indoctrinating the Children to accept same sex marriage, abortion, condoms and the like,it would be for the best interest of Germany to teach the young generation about the teachings of Christ. There is an increase of religious intolerance since people in the world doesn’t know the commandments of God particularly in loving thy enemies. People especially in the west are now becoming perverts and trying to impose their views by considering as a civil right same sex marriage, abortion and other host of wicked things and those who disagree with them are therefore bigots! They seem to forget that since time immemorial, it has been a universal dogma of all creeds in the world (except satanism of course) that same sex marriage is a perversion and abortion is a crime. Anti Christians are the ones who are spreading unfounded hostile and deceptive remarks against Christianity, one example of which are the four false accusation against Pope Benedict XVI on his Regensburgh remarks, La Sapienza Remarks, the lifting of the excoomunication of SSPX and condom remarks in Africa where if the critics were only knowledgeable on the Christian teachings, these could have been avoided. Worse, they are trying to reinvent the society by legislating policies which are contrary to public morals and is highly offensive to the majority of the people in the guise of civil rights. What they failed to consider is that civil rights must not be a pretext to do evil and wickedness.

Now, I just wanna ask those who oppose Christian education in public schools, what social teachings of Christ which is unacceptable to all people of different creeds? Do you know of Christ’s teachings which is detrimental to the society and therefore not good to be incorporated in the curriculum of public schools? Just asking.

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By: Denise http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/04/23/religion-versus-ethics-in-berlin/comment-page-1/#comment-11702 Sat, 25 Apr 2009 01:48:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=5302#comment-11702 Ethics and religious education should be solely the responsibility of parents and religous authorities, unless the parents want to enroll their children in church schools. Public schools have enough on their plate. I’d much rather see schools adding more arts, music, and physical education to their curriculum. Is there any evidence that ethics courses have created a more ethical or moral culture than not? I live in a highly Catholic part of Louisiana (one of the only places in the U.S. where they are actually building church schools), and I can’t see any evidence that all of the church going and moral education has done anything to increase religious tolerance or honesty (mostly it has bred ignorance about other religions, superstition, and stereotyping).

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By: Denise http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/04/23/religion-versus-ethics-in-berlin/comment-page-1/#comment-11701 Sat, 25 Apr 2009 01:30:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=5302#comment-11701 I don’t think public schools should teach either an ethics class or a religion class (unless it be a world religions class). Like JD says above, most ethical systems are tied tightly to religious tenets, and it is very difficult to parse out moral teachings from religious teachings. As a Christian, my morality stems from my religious beliefs, which were taught to me by my parents and by religion classes from my church. What I am wondering is what has happened that parents and religious authorities have abdicated their responsibilities to their children with regard to moral and ethical instruction? Far too much is put on teachers and schools today–they are struggling with teaching students writing and math. If anything, what I would like to see is arts, music, and physical education returning to the curriculum. Here in the U.S. these aspects of schooling have been deeply cut. There are few parents who can afford arts and music education outside of the classroom, where the responsibility for religious education can and should be paid for by religious organizations.

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By: daniel rosaupan http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/04/23/religion-versus-ethics-in-berlin/comment-page-1/#comment-11690 Fri, 24 Apr 2009 04:59:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=5302#comment-11690 In Christian countries, there is tolorance to non Christians. But non Christian countries have no tolerance to Christians. It’s now time for Christian countries like Germany to assert its rights and preach the Gospel of Christ to all its people Christians and non Christians alike. The gospel of Christ which is love must be learned by everyone. That is a universal teaching which must be proclaimed.

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By: jd http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/04/23/religion-versus-ethics-in-berlin/comment-page-1/#comment-11683 Thu, 23 Apr 2009 15:19:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=5302#comment-11683 berlin begs the question “from whence do these ‘ethics’ derive?” – obviously, from some religious souurce, which may be objected to by muslims, jews, and serious christians (vs those who attend state churches). the issue is not tolerance of other religions, but tolerance of people who hold different religions to yours; failure to distinguish this is to doom any tolerance project to failure

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