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Bulgarian PM Calls for Mandatory Religious Education
« on: June 27, 2011, 06:24:09 PM »
http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=129622
"Bulgaria's Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, declared Saturday he supports making religious education in schools mandatory..."

Interesting comment near the end about atheism being the biggest threat to Bulgaria.
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Re: Bulgarian PM Calls for Mandatory Religious Education
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2011, 06:52:59 PM »
Glory to Jesus Christ!

I hope Bulgaria is successful in establishing Orthodox religious education in their schools and re-building the glory of Bulgarian Orthodoxy!
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Re: Bulgarian PM Calls for Mandatory Religious Education
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2011, 06:53:43 PM »
Mandatory religious education is the suicide move for the Church.
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Re: Bulgarian PM Calls for Mandatory Religious Education
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2011, 05:14:55 AM »
Well we saw what the results were from the lack of such, so in the Bulgarian case I'm sure that the religious education at least won't cause any damage to the Church. Besides from what I understand those children whose parents don't want them to have religion classes, will be free to not attend them.



I hope Bulgaria is successful in establishing Orthodox religious education in their schools and re-building the glory of Bulgarian Orthodoxy!

Amen :)
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Re: Bulgarian PM Calls for Mandatory Religious Education
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2011, 10:32:48 AM »
"Mandatory religious education is the suicide move for the Church."

Agreed Michał. I went to a university owned by a religious organization and was continually surprised by the number of people who didn't want to be there. Their families sent them thinking a religious education would somehow change them, when in reality it often hardened them even more to any sort of faith. I can't imagine the effects of what I'm guessing is a largely secular school system teaching religion will be...
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Re: Bulgarian PM Calls for Mandatory Religious Education
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2011, 02:46:39 PM »
I can't imagine the effects of what I'm guessing is a largely secular school system teaching religion will be...

I see them.
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Re: Bulgarian PM Calls for Mandatory Religious Education
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2011, 04:04:01 PM »
In Poland?
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Re: Bulgarian PM Calls for Mandatory Religious Education
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2011, 04:20:53 PM »
I can't imagine the effects of what I'm guessing is a largely secular school system teaching religion will be...

I see them.

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Re: Bulgarian PM Calls for Mandatory Religious Education
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2011, 05:17:40 PM »
First of all it's taught at school and pupils generally are hostile to anything taught at school. Secondly pupils who attend religious classes have to lessons in a week more than those who don't. They also have to learn (not much but anyway) to get marks. Most of the teachers are very poor at teaching and they don't have the ability to work with the youth. Lessons are also often hold at strange time like early in the morning or in the evenings.

Religion become just another one boring and unimportant class that needs to be taken.
« Last Edit: July 01, 2011, 05:19:24 PM by Michał Kalina »
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Re: Bulgarian PM Calls for Mandatory Religious Education
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2011, 06:13:58 PM »
This is stupid. If religion classes were not compulsory, or if alternatives were offered, it would be good.
P.S. Bulgaria needs someone like Georgia's Patriarch Ilia.