Loz (lozenger8) wrote,
Loz
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Asking, asking, asking - always multitasking...

I read someone recently who said something to the effect of 'we need to teach our kids morals'.

I thought something to the effect of 'how is this possible?' and 'whose morals do we teach?'

I wondered if I had in the place in the school system, since we're supposed to be instructing kids in value education.

How can you teach morality? Perhaps my not coming from a religious background precludes my understanding of this. Maybe it's very easy to teach morality? I've always thought morality and religion could be easily divested of each other, but there's a chance I was wrong. If they're not taught, though, just where do morals come from?

I generally think the best I can do is to teach that there is such a thing as morality, and that it is an individual's choice on what to follow and who to believe, but usually, it's a Good Thing to be polite, and society works a lot better if we're not all killing each other, causing pain, and basically acting like pissants.

But perhaps that isn't quite enough?
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