Recently, I had an off-curricular yet important dialog with a few students. We were discussing the state of affairs in Iraq and the United States. Naturally, George W. Bush was introduced as a key personality involved in current events. As is common concerning this topic, several students voiced their opinion of the 43rd president of the United States. A young child - that of "missionaries" to Africa - pipes up and states, "George Bush is a good president!"
One would think that a teacher's best approach to any students' supposed proclamation of truth would be to question
rather than immediately rebut. As well, the teacher may be mistaken and could negate an opportunity to learn by reexamining one's own view. With this in mind, I ask a straightforward question...
"What's your reason for saying so?"
The student responds, "Because he's Christian."
Labels: belief, christianity, religion