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Catholic School Graduates: How much rape/dogma did you receive?

Bumbaclat

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I'm trying to figure out my son's school options next year. He is Catholic but hasn't set foot in a church since he was baptized. I am not a big fan of the religion but my partner is Catholic so I compromised with the baptism. How different is it the Catholic system? How much religion is there? How often are you butt-raped?

Please shed some light.
 

Lojack

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You're obviously biased and looking for confirmation, and I doubt anyone who said positive words would convince you otherwise.
 

Snuffy

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In grade six, my teacher showed a public health film on puberty. During the masturbation segment, the teacher stopped the film to announce that as Catholics, we did not believe in masturbation. She then turned the projector back on and we finished the film.
 
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Bass-Invader

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never had any of the weird christian stuff like questioning evolution or masturbation or whatever. It was mostly normal except you had to attend a religion class and there were very few people at the school who were not white or black or occasionally Filipino. They were not anti-gay at all.
We did have weird anti-abortion videos where they would show clinics leaving garbage bags full of dead baby husks in their dumpster though.

I thought that it wasn't overbearing enough that you wouldn't question the indoctrination, but that was just my experience. There was enough that your kid might end up asking "why daddy doesn't every talk about jesus" in the early grades of school.
 

erika

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Based on the thread title, I would have recommended English public schools (as in England...)
 

acheron

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You could get in contact with the school and set up a meeting with the admin to discuss the curriculum and just how conservative and or flexible they will be with regard to 21st century realities. By the same token, you could also send the kid to public school and ask L to provide the religious instruction either by taking the kid to church/Sunday school or explaining Catholicism to him herself.
 
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mariazmess

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so your family doesn't go to Church or practice any Catholic traditions (Christmas doesn't count), but you want to send your child to Catholic school? ug.

People like you are why there's still a Catholic system in this province. Religious belief is not where you send your child to school, it's what you practice in your day to day life.

FFS.
 

Bumbaclat

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You're obviously biased and looking for confirmation, and I doubt anyone who said positive words would convince you otherwise.
Am I biased? Sure. I don't think the Catholic Church is a good force on this planet. I'd prefer my son wasn't at a religious school but it's the only one around here that offers half days. If my bias was really strong I wouldn't be considering Catholic school, my kids wouldn't have been baptized and my kid's mother wouldn't be Catholic. I was inquiring about the level of preachiness at these schools.

Did I use some inflammatory language in my thread and thread title? Sure. This board is pretty unanimous in its rejection of organized religion. I felt this was a safe place to use language I wouldn't use normally.
 

Bumbaclat

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You could get in contact with the school and set up a meeting with the admin to discuss the curriculum and just how conservative and or flexible they will be with regard to 21st century realities. By the same token, you could also send the kid to public school and ask L to provide the religious instruction either by taking the kid to church/Sunday school or explaining Catholicism to him herself.
That's the thing. This isn't even about L trying to put a little Jesus in their lives. The excellent public school around here is only offering full days and we are in the market for half days. The choice is a shit school or Catholic.

You did pinpoint my issue though. I'm wondering what balance exists between modern life and antiquated notions meant to oppress illiterate peasants.
 
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Bumbaclat

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so your family doesn't go to Church or practice any Catholic traditions (Christmas doesn't count), but you want to send your child to Catholic school? ug.

People like you are why there's still a Catholic system in this province. Religious belief is not where you send your child to school, it's what you practice in your day to day life.

FFS.
I'm not Catholic but my partner and her family are (mildly practicing I guess). This decision has little to do with faith and everything to do with school districts.
 

stir-fry

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I grew up in the Catholic school system and had a completely normal upbringing. We went to church once a month as part of the school, went to a mandatory religion class and listened to the Our Father prayer over the P.A system every morning. Aside from that, it was a completely normal school system.
 

Bumbaclat

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never had any of the weird christian stuff like questioning evolution or masturbation or whatever. It was mostly normal except you had to attend a religion class and there were very few people at the school who were not white or black or occasionally Filipino. They were not anti-gay at all.
We did have weird anti-abortion videos where they would show clinics leaving garbage bags full of dead baby husks in their dumpster though.

I thought that it wasn't overbearing enough that you wouldn't question the indoctrination, but that was just my experience. There was enough that your kid might end up asking "why daddy doesn't every talk about jesus" in the early grades of school.

Thanks. This is the kind of info I'm looking for.
 
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Bumbaclat

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I grew up in the Catholic school system and had a completely normal upbringing. We went to church once a month as part of the school, went to a mandatory religion class and listened to the Our Father prayer over the P.A system every morning. Aside from that, it was a completely normal school system.
Thanks.
 

Phat Buddha

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I grew up in the Catholic school system and had a completely normal upbringing. We went to church once a month as part of the school, went to a mandatory religion class and listened to the Our Father prayer over the P.A system every morning. Aside from that, it was a completely normal school system.
this was my experience as well....

...and if we're only talking kindergarten.. then all they really learn (aside from arts and crafts) is "Do on to others and you would like done to you"
 

JEMZ

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I went to catholic school and there was very little dogma at all, and less raping. That being said, you have to accept that the same person that may wish to teach you physics and algebra also thinks that the creator of the universe impregnated a virgin with his own son so that son could sacrifice himself to save humanity for sin which the creator invented in the first place. Which to me is pretty fucking absurd, but to each his own.
 

Snuffy

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The funny thing is that I had one of the strangest indoctrination experiences in public school, which I switched to in my later years. My music teacher invited some of her close pupils to see her Pentecostal Church's production of "Heaven's Gates & Hell's Flames".

Fast forward to the interesting part when the non-believer is dragged to hell at 4:30:

[YOUTUBE]OR6iQqETbVI[/YOUTUBE]
 
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