Should high school students in western countries have to
take a class on Western Civilization?
It seems to me that we should push as a society for the exaltation of our civilization and
against what our tradition has understood as degenerate (over sexualization, violence,
disruption of religious services and greed.) While allowing dissenters to live in societical peace.
(We don't hate them, nor affirm their behaviour.) Although they'll be left to the consequences of whatever life style they pursue.
As it stands conservatives seem to too often favour the isolating approach which adds suffering to our fellow human beings and liberals seem to too often affirm ways of living which contribute to the ill-health of our societies. And should the sickness spread; the death of functional western systems.
I think it is important to teach about Western Civilisation but not from an apologist point of view. Here, in the UK, we have a number of public figures who would like to introduce, into the school curriculum, elements of "white guilt" when teaching things like the history of the British Empire. I believe this is just a cynical attempt to virtue signal (and therefore attract voters) to various identity groups. All history must be viewed in the context of the time. It is a mistake to judge past events via contemporary values. Similarly with religion. For example, it would be impossible to understand Medieval times without an understanding of the medieval religious mind.
Yes but we must first understand that some of the past event's in history are false as we were taught them. This could explain why America is disliked by some as well as i believe our support for Israel is a reason. 109 countries ban the jews why? I believe Zionism. 13 bloodlines are said to rule the world. The federal reserve has in debted America to the zionist till it is gone. I have done 2000 hrs of reseach this is the DEEP STATE.
Yes, absolutely! But without religion it would be without context and meaningless. Should it be done without bias, can it be done without bias, that's a whole other question. Made me think of one of my fav movies, 5th Element and Leeloo, played by the amazing actress Mila Jovovich, when she's watching the entire history of mankind...not sure the current new generations could handle it from a world's eye view, but maybe as Jordan Peterson says 12 Rules For Life, #8 tell the truth or at least don't lie.
Yes, and it should be taught by someone who actually loves Western Civilization.
And taking religion out of it is like trying to explain the color green to a color blind person.
Went through it a few years ago when my girls were in school. The book I gave them (and recommend to anyone with a teenager)
Lies My Teacher Told Me, by James W. Loewen
You cannot remove religion from Western Civilization. The majority of it is dominated by The Holy Roman Empire and the Catholic church is a main player in politics, policy and historical events.
You don’t have to use scripture of dogma but religious institutions are preeminent in the Story and if they are excluded you would no longer be teaching Western Civ.
Students should take a class on Western Civilization.
They ought to know that freedom ain't free and learn the importance of Natural Law and various aspects of America's principles when it comes to rights, etc.
They will need to know all that to get by in life.