Most kids in schools have a good idea about Christianity and Judaism. Ideally, they should be scheduled to visit all places of worship, including Pagan and earth based religions.
Within a decade, there will not be a work place, restaurant, movie theater, football game, or public transportation or the airplane where you will find people of different races, religions and ethnicities – and with that conflicts are bound to arise, this is a good thing the school is doing the field trips.
We owe it to our kids not to be dumbfounded when they run into a Sikh, Hindu or a Muslim.
A few kids accepted the Quran from the Mosque on their field trip, and a few did not, a few joined the meditation at the Hindu Temple and a few did not. They had a choice, what’s the problem with Fox News with that? Would you rather them grow up as bigots?
If we care about America, we have to build a cohesive society where no American has to live in fear of the other, and fear mitigates when we know each other.
Mike Ghouse is a public speaker committed to building cohesive societies and offers pluralistic solutions on issues of the day. All about him at www.MikeGhouse.net