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My requirements to talk religion Since being home for the holidays, I’ve had three people from my high school class message me on facebook and ask if I’d like to go grab coffee/beer and talk about my beliefs. This is nothing new. The problem is that I’ve found that more often than not, “Let’s meet because I’m curious about your views” is synonymous for, “Let’s meet in private so I can waste your time without penalty” or, “Let’s meet in private so I can throw a myriad of muddy arguments at the wall and hope one of them sticks.” To avoid this, I’ve developed a list of requirements for meeting anybody to talk about god, and I thought I’d share them. Conversations are a two way street in which both participants need to be willing to alter their position if it makes sense to do so. Conversations are what I want to be involved in. My requirements to talk religion
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I anmälan skriver föräldern att skolan inte tagit hänsyn till protesterna och familjen vill kunna delta i barnets avslutningar utan att känna sig diskriminerade. Den svenska skolan är icke-konfessionell vilket innebär att det inte får förekomma religiösa inslag i utbildningen eller religiös påverkan i skolan. Det går dock, enligt Skolverket, bra att ha skolavslutning i kyrkan om den utformas så att tonvikten ligger på traditioner, högtidlighet och den gemensamma samvaron. Det får dock inte förekomma några religiösa inslag som bön, välsignelse eller trosbekännelse. Så här jobbar DN med kvalitetsjournalistik: uppgifter som publiceras ska vara sanna och relevanta. Förälder anmäler skolavslutning till DO
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