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Should Religious Education that Promotes a Certain Faith or Religion be Abolished in Schools?
Faith based education is an important part of proselytising efforts of religious institutions, something these institutions have a right to do.
Freedom to proselytize is a necessary component of religious practice as many religions count teaching the faith amongst the principal duties of believers.
The right to religious freedom, which is included in several international treaties, includes the freedom to proselytize.
From the understanding of many religions, a failure to instill the right faith in the children of their community could lead to the damnation of their eternal souls. Proselytising in this manner therefore must be something they are free to do.
Proselytization should be, and in many countries is, restricted if it is aimed at vulnerable populations. Proselytization therefore should not be directed at schoolchildren who are unable to opt out of it.
Using children to gain long term power should not be a right.
If religion were only taught in private, we wouldn't have any control over extreme religious practices.
The purpose of education is to teach known facts based on observed and verified evidence. Faith directly contradicts this purpose, given it's very definition (in a religious context) is belief in dogma based spiritual apprehension rather then evidence.
Parents can still educate their child in the faith of their choosing outside the auspices of the school system, so it is unclear which right is being violated here.
Proselytizing for certain religions could be harmful to humankind if the religion supports ideals that are not beneficial to humankind.