The Controversy of Mandatory Religious Classes

I disagree that world religion classes should be mandatory before graduating, by it being mandatory many may take it as it being forced upon them or others who do not find other religions to be true. Many religions, such as Christianity and Islam, have a strict point of view on many fields of life such as belief in gods and rights. By making students who believe heavily on their religion take these classes may find this extremely offensive to their beliefs and may be in attack to their freedom of religion. Many of these students live a strict lifestyle and may not want to be exposed to other religions as they have been raised in an environment that teaches them to follow certain morals. For example, many Christians say it their job to turn or enlighten others to follow Christianity by all means, this in turn can be offensive to a born and raised atheist who choses to not follow in those footsteps. This upraises unnecessary conflict in between students in an educational atmosphere. This in turn causes tolerance to lower and hatred to spread. In conclusion, making classes of this nature manndatory may in turn cause more stress upon both students and teachers alike because it may offend many groups of people.

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right.

You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click the “New Post” button, and tell us why you’re here.

Why do this?

  • Because it gives new readers context. What are you about? Why should they read your blog?
  • Because it will help you focus you own ideas about your blog and what you’d like to do with it.

The post can be short or long, a personal intro to your life or a bloggy mission statement, a manifesto for the future or a simple outline of your the types of things you hope to publish.

To help you get started, here are a few questions:

  • Why are you blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal?
  • What topics do you think you’ll write about?
  • Who would you love to connect with via your blog?
  • If you blog successfully throughout the next year, what would you hope to have accomplished?

You’re not locked into any of this; one of the wonderful things about blogs is how they constantly evolve as we learn, grow, and interact with one another — but it’s good to know where and why you started, and articulating your goals may just give you a few other post ideas.

Can’t think how to get started? Just write the first thing that pops into your head. Anne Lamott, author of a book on writing we love, says that you need to give yourself permission to write a “crappy first draft”. Anne makes a great point — just start writing, and worry about editing it later.

When you’re ready to publish, give your post three to five tags that describe your blog’s focus — writing, photography, fiction, parenting, food, cars, movies, sports, whatever. These tags will help others who care about your topics find you in the Reader. Make sure one of the tags is “zerotohero,” so other new bloggers can find you, too.

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