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Adam van Kuik

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Should a child be able to choose his or her own religion?

Young children only believe in their respective religion because they are forced to believe by their parents. Should a child be able to choose his or her own religion? Should schools require all kids to take a world religions course in either elementary, junior high school, or high school? How would this hurt society?

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  • Jul 24 2011: It is a parent's responsibility to teach a child to use higher level/ critical thinking skills and to be independent. Should this task be completed, choice of religion on the child's part would become a non-issue.

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