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Do you think it’s important to have a religion?


14th September 2018

RELIGIOUS education in schools needs a big change, says a new report.

The two-year investigation says the subject should be given a new name – religion and worldviews.

It also says the teaching of religion should include things like atheism (the belief that God does not exist) and agnosticism (not knowing whether God exists).

The Commission on Religious Education report says the subject should draw from a wide range of spiritual and other approaches to life.

The study goes on to say that all school pupils should study the subject up to year 11.

The latest figures show that the number of pupils taking religious studies at A Level has fallen by 22% – nearly a quarter. New data also shows that more than half the people in the UK have no religion.

What do you think?

Do you think it’s important to have a religion?


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elk10 · 2 months ago

It's important to have belief

shadowfox · 2 months ago

I would say no but it is good to have belief.

aeroplane · 2 months ago

I think it is important to believe in God and have a religion because you won't get bullied.

natalija · 2 months ago

I think it is important to have a religion because you will have something to believe in.

kitty2010 · 2 months ago

I have a religion myself but if people don't want to have a religion they should have a choice

dancemunch · 2 months ago

I think it doesn't matter whether you have a religion or not because you can believe anything you want to believe and that should be accepted.

rebecca.xo · 2 months ago

Yes and no. Yes because it is important to learn about religion and no because you can live with out it

dolfincake · 2 months ago

We need beliefs and some people believe in different gods. Also, it is interesting to learn a new religion occasionally.

dolfincake · 2 months ago

We all need a religion because, without them, we will be living in a world where some people do this particular ritual and others do it differently.

unidist · 2 months ago

I think if you want to believe in some sort of religion, nothing is stopping you if you think that is what's important.

swace · 2 months ago

I think it is important to have a religion because other people can express their opinions and have debates about their beliefs. Also I like RPE lessons, and I think its cool to learn about other peoples religions and beliefs, like Muslim, Christianity and Islam.

Leeandari · 2 months ago

I im not really sure cuase im kind of a catholic

pkpower72 · 2 months ago

No, as you should have the choice of whether you want to believe something, no one should be forced into thinking anything and people should be able to not have any religion, whith no pressure from anyone else

jojo4ever · 2 months ago

I don't think it is important to have a religion as people don't have to follow something , they have the freedom to do whatever they want ,so they can.

catonclan · 2 months ago

no we should in humanity focus on values.

rosrio · 2 months ago

If you believe strongly about something, nobody should stop your belief.
However, nobody should feel pressured to have or not to have a faith.

4dantheman · 2 months ago

No, but you should still respect people who do

bubblyball · 2 months ago

I agree with elk10

uglyfrog · 2 months ago

I do not think you would need a religion because Gods are only real in your mind.

hc-524219 · 2 months ago

It’s important to have a religion personally but in schools, I don’t think so because some people might be from different countries who believes in other religions different from a Catholic or Christian school and it might be kind of offensive to those who have different religions.

xx_puppys · 2 months ago

I believe that having a religion is good although if you disagree to having a religion you shouldn't be persuaded. Teaching religion is the right thing to do but without persuading somebody to keep/have a religion

magic246 · 2 months ago

it doesn't matter what people believe in.

jeffdaboss · 2 months ago

it is very important to have a religion

bobcat66 · 2 months ago

Believe in yourself, you family and friends, not some imaginary thing.

doomboomfp · 2 months ago

Some people feel comfort in having a belief however its not important to some people. But you shouldn't be mean to people about what they do or don't believe in.

sophia6 · 2 months ago

It isn't important to have a religion because they get in the way of everyday things and with most/all religions they have a day of rest where you can't do useful things which help like turn on a light or drive a car. Religions can also cause wars when some people believe other things although there is nothing wrong in believing in a god.

joshy10 · 2 months ago

Nobody needs to have a religion, it’s just what people believe and think.

t1mmy116 · 2 months ago

Personally I don’t believe its important to follow a religion myself, but its good to know about other peoples views on religion

redpikachu · 2 months ago

I think people should have right to be religious or not but schools should teach about all religions as well as as their own (if they have one)

starblaze3 · 2 months ago

It gives you a good feeling. If you are feeling down then there will be someone who may help

stefano · 2 months ago

What is the point of religions. There is no god in the sky and no heaven after death

ag0807 · 2 months ago

people should have their choice

bilecks · 2 months ago

I think sometimes it is important to have religion. If you are feeling sad you can ask your God to help you

fox64 · 2 months ago

I think you can have a religion if you want, but you don't have to.

fox64 · 2 months ago

I am mostly atheist, but a bit agnostic.

Atheist=you don't believe. < me
Agnostic=not sure. < me?
Theist=do believe.

oceangirl5 · 2 months ago

Yes, because it is important to believe, even though the nicest person you know may not be religious.

prongsii · 2 months ago

Do people really get bullied just because they dont have a belief?

prongsii · 2 months ago

Being a muslim and following the religion of Islam are the same thing.

prongsii · 2 months ago

Well, i think that having a religion just depends on the person. i have a religion, and religion is something that isnt made up, unless you believe it is. i believe that there is a God and that some people need to respect that religion is so important, that when you tell them rude stuff like religion is pointless, then i have something really big to tell you: YOUR STUPID
just saying that would make you actually sound dumb because like i respect if thats how u feel, but it means that ur not open minded into thinking that if perhaps you followed a religion then maybe you would understand. so to those people who are saying that, please watch your mouth cos its kinda annoying and disrupting and rude and actually seriously makes me think that there is no brain living inside your heads

pawsomecat · 2 months ago

It is a good idea but you don't have to

oceangirl · 2 months ago

I put no but I now think yes!! I think that you need to have some sort of religion of where you go when you die, and of gods if you think there are gods

epice4 · 1 month ago

No. Some people take comfort from their religion but others don't have one. I agree that the name R.E. should be changed to "religion and worldviews" because there are lots of different beliefs across the world that wouldn't be classified as a religion.

flufypanda · 1 month ago

I do not think so because some people ( like one of my teachers) do not think any of the religions fit them . Some people just don’t think they want a religion and it’s their choice!Others just do not believe in any of the things from any religion

uniquepika · 1 month ago

You should be allowed to do what you want and choose who you want to be.

munchie26 · 1 month ago

I think the persons comment above minis totally correct!!!(uniquepika)

melon_cow7 · 1 month ago

If you want a religion you can have one but if you choose not to believe in any religion (like me) thats fine. I voted NO...

darthlover · 1 month ago

It is Important to all be diferantt

flossingg · 1 month ago

No. People should always choose what THEY would like.

flossingg · 1 month ago

Prongsll I understand. You feel strongly about this.

ronhamster · 4 weeks ago

because if you are a Christian like me you got to support your leader god . y a y .

drummercmd · 4 weeks ago

If I'm honest with you i don't think it is

greenpanda · 3 weeks ago

I don't want to offend anyone who follows a religion, but some people don't believe in one and no-one should have to if they don't want to. I think that everyone can believe in what they want to and people shouldn't be judged by their beliefs

brownie12 · 3 weeks ago

I think that you as a person with human rights and free will should have the right to pick. There is no such evidence saying it's true nor is there such evidence saying that it's not . As well as that if you go to a school that believe in god you should be focusing on god the most just like if there were a school with any other religion I would say the same. If I were an adult I wouldn't want to send my children to a school when they are taught about the religion not being true when you are trying to encourage them to believe in it

meadwaym · 3 weeks ago

brownie12: I completely agree

RoseBun · 3 weeks ago

I think it is important but people should have a choice

krabbit38 · 2 weeks ago

It is important to have a belief but not everyone has to have one. : ) ; )

krabbit38 · 2 weeks ago

I agree with brownie12 and RoseBun. : ) ; )

mrmilo · 2 weeks ago

It is important to be able to think you belong to something.

penguin2 · 2 weeks ago

I don't and any way no one should be pressured into having on either

tc-764350 · 2 weeks ago

people should have their own choice and not be criticized for it

veganeagle · 2 weeks ago

i think it is important to have a religion because it gives peaple hope and something to belive in

elephant_m · 1 week ago

Depends... At school we learn all these different beliefs and they all lead to the same conclusion. Everyone is different.

sacagawea_ · 6 days ago

I don’t think it is important to have a religion because at church schools (although they are paid by the church to teach religion) people are under too much pressure to be religious, I would like, to learn more about the theory of evolution and the Big Bang etc. and maybe learn more of different religions

acegirl20 · 6 days ago

I personally am Athiest so I support people not having to have a religion but many of my friends and family are religious so I don't believe people have to do anything ; people can believe and follow whatever religion ( or no religion ) without being told what to believe or think. I also love RPE and I think people should definitely learn about other people's beliefs and not just their own.

jesusrules · 3 days ago

as you can probably see from my username, i am a christian and i know that at some schools they don't even have a religious lesson, r.e., i think it is important to have something you can believe in if you are down.