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[Necro] My Paranoid teachers over religion in school

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Posted Jul 5, '13 at 11:46pm

Lanod

Lanod

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In class we were once talking about the Dead Sea and how it's so salty you can float on it, and I was like 12 at the time and I asked can you walk on it? This question had no offensive intent or hinting at religion but she said, I won't dignify that with a response and moved on. After class I received a very long lecture on how you can't mention walking on water in school or any other discussion regarding religion?
So, was she right please give your opinion

 

Posted Jul 5, '13 at 11:56pm

Salvidian

Salvidian

3,950 posts

People are too sensitive about anything anymore. I suppose it's socially acceptable for your teacher to give that response, but it annoys me.

 

Posted Jul 5, '13 at 11:57pm

benman113

benman113

331 posts

Well obviously your teacher over reacted, a lot of the time I discuss religion with my teachers not during actual class time but I guess that doesn't really apply here. I don't think she was right if that answers your question, that's more of a science question anyways, she made the connection to Jesus in her mind you didn't out right ask about Jesus anyways.

 

Posted Jul 5, '13 at 11:59pm

Kasic

Kasic

5,570 posts

In class we were once talking about the Dead Sea and how it's so salty you can float on it, and I was like 12 at the time and I asked can you walk on it?This question had no offensive intent or hinting at religion but she said, I won't dignify that with a response and moved on. After class I received a very long lecture on how you can't mention walking on water in school or any other discussion regarding religion?

1) If you only asked if it could be walked on, especially in that context, I don't know why she would instantly leap to thinking you meant Jesus.

2) She was overreacting.

3) You can discuss religion in school. It's probably not appropriate in most class settings, however, and even more so for a 6th/7th grade class full of bratty kids that go home and tell mommy that the teacher was trying to make them believe something they don't.

 

Posted Jul 6, '13 at 12:10am

Wyrzen

Wyrzen

325 posts

I think she way over reacted. I mean, it's one thing to separate church and state but that was an innocent comment. Since she didn't know that I feel she did okay with the 'needing to address' part, just not the massively long lecture that followed.

 

Posted Jul 6, '13 at 12:55am

MageGrayWolf

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Yes she over reacted. Though she shouldn't have to feel off put that her answer might upset someone's beliefs.

And it could have been answered by saying how you wouldn't be floating out of the water on the surface but in the water like you would in a swimming pool. It would just be much easier to float and much harder to sink because of our natural buoyancy in water.

 

Posted Jul 6, '13 at 6:09am

partydevil

partydevil

5,091 posts

So, was she right please give your opinion

she made the short assumption that you were joking a (probably hers) religion.
since you didn't had this intention and she didn't gave you room to explain it. she was wrong. she could also have said "is that a real question?" or let you explain and let you go instead of giving a long lecture.

 

Posted Jul 6, '13 at 8:08am

thebluerabbit

thebluerabbit

2,914 posts

So, was she right please give your opinion

awww do i have to? i think its obvious.

im pretty sure ive asked that question when i was young. and i didnt even know what christianity was or who jesus is.

 

Posted Nov 9, '13 at 12:34pm

thecode11

thecode11

92 posts

She wasn't right it was a innocent question she could have said something about a scientific way to do it or a tech that could be made to do it. (excuse my lack of knowledge of science this is just my opinion)

 

Posted Nov 9, '13 at 4:32pm

Moegreche

Moegreche

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Let's not necro 4 month old threads that never got off the ground.