Well there's been a bit of debate for a fair while about what human nature leans to.. much of it predating Christianity.
It leans towards doing good. Human nature cannot lean towards evil because actually there really is no such thing as evil. Its good that creates evil. Ie people do evil bad things, because they want something thats good. Evil is only here because we have good morals. Each person that commits even the worst unimaginable crimes, do so for the good of themselves.
I cant think of anything evil which does not have something good as its motivator. Hence human nature always leans to doing good, or achieving something good, even if its self centered.
What is "good"?
LOL you got me mate ...
Thats the real question ... And hence instead of having morals we should have no morals. Lets get rid of them entirely.
If we want to set morals. What do we base them on?
That's exactly the question we should ask our kids in school
But the kids are already in school, in a system, with morals which dictates good and bad ...
Anyway, I think as long as there is free will to choose ones morals we fine, each should be able to choose whichever morals he/she wishes to accept. That means, religion in schools should not be forced on anyone. But at the same time, the opportunity of having it there should not be taken away. Those that want to base their morals on christianitly should be allowed to do so. Those that want to base theirs on being muslim should be allowed the same.
Its part of the bigger picture of how our free country works. Its the privilege we have living in a free country! Why should it be different in schools?
KiwiNZ: I think Articles 13 and 15 of the Bill of Rights Act 1990 sums it up
"13 Freedom of thought, conscience, and religion
Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience, religion, and belief, including the right to adopt and to hold opinions without interference.
15 Manifestation of religion and belief
Every person has the right to manifest that person's religion or belief in worship, observance, practice, or teaching, either individually or in community with others, and either in public or in private."
People are free to hold or not to hold religious belief, so being compelled to hold a believe is contrary to that act be it for or against relies belief.
As per KiwiNZ's post. Why would we want to deny the above privileges from our kids at our schools?
Any teacher or school that denies the above freedom to kids at school is actually denying the kids their own rights.