I have seen similar style textbooks in Jakarta at SD Al Azhar. All the examples in the e.g. English textbook used sentences centred on Muslim moral rules, rather than just normal daily life.
I thought the point of school was to educate and open children’s minds, not close them.
I think the best thing is to abolish the teaching of religion in public school. If you want your kids to be taught religion then enrol them to religious school. Indonesian need to separate what is public and private issues. Religion is clearly private issue so they should not be taken into public facilities, so in this case also cease the Departemen Agama. They are so corrupt anyway, it is embarassing to link the two up (corruption – religion).
Stop teaching religion in public school, close the department of religion, stop asking for religion in all legal and public forms. Absolutely must do things that have not been done yet.
therighteousdude: Err, but I thought Al Azhar is an Islamic-based school. Of course they taught religion and Islamic moral values.
Just enrol your children in some International school if you don’t want them to be taught religion.
“I thought the point of school was to educate and open children’s minds, not close them.”
It’s unfair to say that religion (any religion) closes the minds of children, why would God want to do that in establishing His religion(s)?
“It’s unfair to say that religion (any religion) closes the minds of children, why would God want to do that in establishing His religion”
Not it’s not they all do! And why would God do that, maybe she is just being mean or perhaps just a figment of our imagination. Opiate of the Masses.
oigal: Well that depends on how skeptical you are towards God.
“Figment of our imagination”? Oh let me guess, the big bang is a fluke? All those particles and masses just randomly coordinates with each other to create nebulas, stars and planets? And another fluke that cells seemed to be able to coordinate themselves to create your head, your heart, and your blood?
Hi Patung and other friends !
The makanan Padang restaurants in Bali are held by beautiful young girls wearing jilbab, tight jeans and SENYUM. They’re the best texts God and the Prophets have shown me until now.
Reality, words, ideas — just a matter of bakso…