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Posted by U15717319 (U15717319) on Tuesday, 7th May 2013
I was doing RS on bitesize and I noticed that while all the other religions were there, with good amounts of information on each topic/belief, Buddhism was missing. As a Buddhist, I think this is kinda unfair, but I figured if I get your thoughts on Buddhism and its teachings here, then others will be able to see it and use it as reference, or at least that's the plan.
Posted by Sasha (U15739216) on Saturday, 1st June 2013
I am a Buddhist and the reason why they don't add it is because we don't believe in a God which makes it more complex to understand and find pros and cons in a discussion ,I am currently doing GCSE RE and we aren't learning it but my teacher says we will learn it in A levels ,the reason being it is mixed in with philosophy.
Posted by Krazmaz (U2369239) on Monday, 3rd June 2013
I wouldn't have thought lack of a belief in a God - in the monotheistic sense, at least - would have been a barrier to the teaching of Buddhism. It is still a fully funcitoning religion and is therefore surely of interest when it comes to religious education. I am not sure how curriculums are put together, but excising Buddhism entirely seems a trifle unfair.
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