“Children should be taught about religions from a young age.
Once the child has matured and is ready to make informed decisions, then and only then is the person in a place to decide if they wish to be part of one of the religions.
Anything else is brainwashing.”
The big e on Apr 22, 2014 at 13:33:15
“Children should be taught about the different beliefs. When they are old enough then they can make their own minds up.
Some of the very divisive words used in the replies (brainwashing, indoctrination) are just shameful. Saying that we shouldn't talk about it. Then later they will say that it's failing because no one is interested as no one is talking about it.
Faith should be part of education as well as a parents responsibility. Just as those with no "faith", brainwash and indoctrinate those children around them.”
Ben Wilson on Apr 22, 2014 at 13:06:13
“Not enough hours in the school day...Not to mention their obvious lack of interest, ask most RE teachers.”
shawwzy on Apr 22, 2014 at 12:18:37
“I fundamentally disagree Derek. Children should be allowed to develop without indoctrination by minds and institutions fixed to the past. A child is a child and is not born a budist or a muslim or a protestant or a scientologist these are all false hoods imposed by people with agendas.”
mobey1973 on Apr 22, 2014 at 12:07:20
“Why teach children about religion at all. I suppose it could be part of their history lessons.
A little brainwashing does no harm. I'm sure that's how I was taught to brush my teeth and to do my time tables. :)”
“If you had spent your entire life and others before you continually being discriminated against by these people either directly or indirectly you would be singing a different tune.
Think 2000 years that they have belittled, murdered and sidelined gay people.
Perhaps if they would just "butt out" and keep there faith to themselves and stop forcing it onto others they would have no need to cry victim.
Again, the bully claims victim hood.
It does not wash.
".......let tolerance be shown to all. "
So this lady telling her colleague that HER faith says that she is a sinner is tolerant?
I don't think so...”
Louise Rosenstock on Apr 21, 2014 at 03:38:18
“Derek, I do not believe being gay is right and and not want it forced on to my children in school anymore than you want religion forced on you. In my faith I totally believe that man and women are the natural born intention. I do not hate or speak down to anyone that is gay or tell them to think in another way. Using 2,000 of hate to punish today's Christians and all other faiths who do not accept being gay is not an acceptable excuse. I and others feel that the gay community is acting out revenge on Christians which is as horrid as what you accuse Christians of doing.”
gusni on Apr 20, 2014 at 15:04:26
“Unfortunately, 86% of the world's population believe in one of the 4027 recognised superstitions which they call religion. Most of these are the officially sanctioned by the government of the country in which they are practiced. Better get used to it Derek, because people of "faith" hold the reins of power.”
Simon Pieman on Apr 20, 2014 at 13:30:09
“Yes, it is tolerant and respectful to tell someone you think they are wrong. People do that all the time and they don't get sacked for it. Is that the kind of world you want to live in, where nobody is allowed to have an opinion? The fellow worker played agent provocateur - a recurring event today - by asking the Christian to explain her faith then attacking her for it. I am grateful to you for explaining that such malicious behaviour is a historic act of petty revenge.”
karen1963yorks on Apr 20, 2014 at 12:31:43
“Very good points. I wouldnt have sacked this nurse but just given her a warning and said NEVER discuss religion at work.”
minimemo on Apr 20, 2014 at 12:04:27
“No mention of bullying....just the same aggressive non-argument that because you have been persecuted, you see it as a right to do it back. Man up!”
gusni on Apr 20, 2014 at 11:41:46
“How to twist a situation to fit one's own viewpoint, in one easy lesson!”
“""....I never intended to cause anyone harassment, alarm or distress."
So telling people going about there lawful business that they are "sinners" is NOT harassment?”
Carl383 on Apr 1, 2014 at 03:35:12
“So you know the exact words which were used?”
Daveed M on Apr 1, 2014 at 01:11:49
“we are all sinners”
robbins1940 on Mar 31, 2014 at 22:54:44
“We are all sinners in need of a saviour. All have come short of the glory of God.
If God doesn't come soon he will have to apologise for destroying the cities of the plain some 4000 years ago.”
minimemo on Mar 31, 2014 at 16:54:48
“Read the story...they approached him and harassed him!”
TrousersForDinosaurs on Mar 31, 2014 at 15:54:42
“It's deeply unpleasant, but in their view, we are indeed 'sinners', as are they. Obviously it's horrid to say these things to people in the street, but I'd rather have my day adversely affected by someone shouting at me than for them to not be able to shout at me.
So long as it's not actual hate speech, I say let them make their own rope. They look ridiculous to us, and to the vast majority of UK Christians.
I think if they follow you down the street shouting at you every day, that's harassment, but they tend to have their 'spot' for incoherent ramblings, and I avoid them in the same way I avoid the sewage works.”
Mad Mick on Mar 31, 2014 at 11:28:29
“Free speech allows us to tell others some things they may not like to hear.”
DarkstarGK on Mar 31, 2014 at 10:44:42
“No its not, they asked him and he gave them is opinion.”
P J Sheppard on Mar 31, 2014 at 10:20:06
“If the Preachers account is true then he was asked his view, he was then harassed for expressing it. I don't like what he said but the reality is he shouldn't have been asked in the first place.”
Jan 3, 2014 at 11:50:36
The shootings and the drugs and the alcoholism is all just fine, but one little kiss. OMG.
Get a life.”
BigOldBilly on Jan 3, 2014 at 14:22:43
“I have got a life, but it keeps getting interrupted by this type of behaviour being pushed in your face. I do love replying to these posts and then sit back laughing my head off at all the hissy fits. So its you need to get a life, there is a big world out there without wallowing in this behaviour”