Runboard.com
You're welcome.
The Pagan Porch - a forum for Pagan Homesteaders and their friends

This board is now closed and read only. No new membership can be gained. Thank you for your interest.

runboard.com       Sign up (learn about it) | Sign in (lost password?)


Page:  1  2 

 
TexasMadness Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Administrator
Global user

Registered: 03-2007
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 3972
Reply | Quote
News: Cornwall to teach Paganism in schools


A recent news story said that schools in Cornwall (home of famous Stonehenge) will include Paganism in their religious studies!

]Daily Mail article on teaching Paganism in Cornwall Schools

I find the idea very interesting. Opponents are complaining that religious studies are already too spread thin just trying to cover Christianity and other major religions. I actually found myself agreeing, if this truly is the case, that including Paganism might just be too much. On the other hand, teaching the history of the area and why it is important to current Pagan followers seems like it would have to be important even if just briefly mentioned.

Also in the article, it said that 2/3 of the religious study is about Christianity. If so many of the students are already Christian, why waste the time on that religion? Perhaps it really should be about broadening their horizons and looking at even the minor religions like Paganism. Let the religious education for people who want to learn about Christianity happen in churches with probably more qualified teachers!

I went to a Christian high school. We had a Religion class our senior year. Even there, only half the class was about Christianity and the other half was Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, etc. I don't recall anything about Paganism in the class.

It's an interesting topic, both good and bad sides! It will be interesting to see how it plays out.

Last edited by TexasMadness, 4/27/2012, 8:34 pm
4/27/2012, 8:23 pm Link to this post Send Email to TexasMadness   Send PM to TexasMadness
 
TexasMadness Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Administrator
Global user

Registered: 03-2007
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 3972
Reply | Quote
Re: News: Cornwall to teach Paganism in schools


HAHAHA! I dug around a bit more and found this AWESOME blog post about the article I linked to:

]Patheos Blog post about Daily Mail article

Do read it after you read the first link I provided. Funny how these things go!

([sign in to see URL] more practice on my BBcode links...)

Last edited by TexasMadness, 4/27/2012, 8:35 pm
4/27/2012, 8:32 pm Link to this post Send Email to TexasMadness   Send PM to TexasMadness
 
Queenyforever Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Registered user
Global user

Registered: 01-2007
Location: Walking a new path in Nature.
Posts: 3596
Reply | Quote
Re: News: Cornwall to teach Paganism in schools


Did you read some of those comments from that second link/blog??
WOW...."Richardthornthill957" was rather scathing! emoticon

To be [sign in to see URL] schools choose to teach Druidic or Paganism or Wiccan or [sign in to see URL] long as it get people talking, and better YET [sign in to see URL] that opens the door just a crack for us. Ya know? emoticon

---

✴ Birthplace: Earth ✴ Race: Human ✴ Politics: Freedom ✴ Religion: Love♥

4/27/2012, 8:54 pm Link to this post Send Email to Queenyforever   Send PM to Queenyforever Blog
 
Saijen SilverWolf1 Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Head Administrator
Global user

Registered: 03-2010
Posts: 3632
Reply | Quote
Re: News: Cornwall to teach Paganism in schools


How interesting. 2 blogs, 2 views, and people will argue with a fence post if it will nod it's head once in a while.


It would be nice if in any RE class would take into consideration any and ALL forms of [sign in to see URL]. I think if kids are more aware of what's what, when they are old enough to decide for themselves how they want to worship, if at all, at least they can make informed decisions. Unlike most people in our generations.



---
"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you"
~~@Saijen@~~
4/28/2012, 11:18 pm Link to this post Send Email to Saijen SilverWolf1   Send PM to Saijen SilverWolf1 Yahoo
 
Queenyforever Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Registered user
Global user

Registered: 01-2007
Location: Walking a new path in Nature.
Posts: 3596
Reply | Quote
Re: News: Cornwall to teach Paganism in schools



How interesting. 2 blogs, 2 views, and people will argue with a fence post if it will nod it's head once in a while.


[sign in to see URL] blew water every where! emoticon

Yea, I agree.... emoticon

---

✴ Birthplace: Earth ✴ Race: Human ✴ Politics: Freedom ✴ Religion: Love♥

4/30/2012, 9:46 pm Link to this post Send Email to Queenyforever   Send PM to Queenyforever Blog
 
Saijen SilverWolf1 Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Head Administrator
Global user

Registered: 03-2010
Posts: 3632
Reply | Quote
Re: News: Cornwall to teach Paganism in schools



Queenyforever wrote:
[sign in to see URL] blew water every where! emoticon

 



 emoticon sorry!!!!


It's interesting to see that one blog posts this as it is being 'forced' onto the curriculum. The other blost posts that it was merely suggested.

I wonder, of the 2, which one, if either, is totally accurate.



---
"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you"
~~@Saijen@~~
5/1/2012, 10:05 pm Link to this post Send Email to Saijen SilverWolf1   Send PM to Saijen SilverWolf1 Yahoo
 
Firlefanz Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Administrator
Global user (premium)

Registered: 05-2003
Location: Germany
Posts: 5712
Reply | Quote
Re: News: Cornwall to teach Paganism in schools


Actually, ]Stonehenge is not in Cornwall. emoticon It's in Wiltshire, just for the record. I've been there, but it's very hard to get even close to the stones, and it costs a fortune to get closer than a mere 100 meters.

I still think it's a good idea to include Pagan basics in school teaching. emoticon

---
- Firlefanz

Mystical Adventures
Hannah - Bilingual
5/2/2012, 1:04 pm Link to this post Send Email to Firlefanz   Send PM to Firlefanz Blog
 
TexasMadness Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Administrator
Global user

Registered: 03-2007
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 3972
Reply | Quote
Re: News: Cornwall to teach Paganism in schools


Oh dear, not only is Stonehenge not in Cornwall, they aren't even that close for English standards! Not sure how I screwed that up! emoticon
5/2/2012, 2:35 pm Link to this post Send Email to TexasMadness   Send PM to TexasMadness
 
WanderingMomma Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Registered user
Global user

Registered: 05-2012
Posts: 8
Reply | Quote
Re: News: Cornwall to teach Paganism in schools


The Christian university I attended had a comparative religions class that covered occult/witchcraft in one lecture. To its conservative credit, they stuck paganism in quickly (just a quick reference link really) when we covered primitive nature-spirit and tribal practices. Maybe because we were paying for the class at a christian school, Christianity was given a tiny go and we spent equal parts on eastern and western religions (the teacher was the philosophy prof as well.)

Totally counting my blessings on this one cuz this class lead me to take the same course at a community college, taught by an agnostic friend of the first professor, which in turn empowered me to try something different. So glad I did! Couldn't be happier than now; trying my hand at life in an earth-honoring, country-dweller style!
5/31/2012, 9:52 pm Link to this post Send Email to WanderingMomma   Send PM to WanderingMomma Blog
 
Saijen SilverWolf1 Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Head Administrator
Global user

Registered: 03-2010
Posts: 3632
Reply | Quote
Re: News: Cornwall to teach Paganism in schools


Wandering, I grew up Southern Baptist, and have also been part of Pentacostal Holiness as well as Assembly of God, and I can honestly say that I am so much happier with my life as it is now than I ever was while in a totally structured organized religion.

In high school, we had our choice of some English classes, and one was English Lit and Mythology. I LOVED that class, and we did touch on Paganism, but it was under the guise of mythology and all the pantheons from Greece, Ireland, England, just to name a few. It's amazing how they managed to sneak that stuff in back [sign in to see URL].
It's also interesting how it's taught, depending on the religious affiliations of the person teaching.

---
"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you"
~~@Saijen@~~
5/31/2012, 10:36 pm Link to this post Send Email to Saijen SilverWolf1   Send PM to Saijen SilverWolf1 Yahoo
 


Add a reply

Page:  1  2 





You are not logged in (login)