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Re: Mandalas-web site found / Questions / Concerns

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carla schiller (charwitt.us)
Sat, 29 Aug 1998 19:16:49 -0700 (PDT)


Just curious - in a Catholic school, do you teach Theology with an
assumption that different people view religion in different ways, each to
be respected? Or is there a "and the ones who aren't Catholic are going to
hell" approach? I'm not trying to be sarcastic - I would really be
interested in knowing, because my understanding based on some friends'
Catholic school experience (definitely not a statistically significant
example!) is that they were taught that Catholicism was the only
enlightened religion. I went to and teach in public school so I have
never had the experience personally, nor am I a Catholic.

Respectfully asked,

--Carla

Carla Schiller, Esq.
Teacher, Highly Gifted Magnet
North Hollywood High School, CA
e-mail: charwitt.us
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On Sat, 29 Aug 1998 MaloneyMK wrote:

> Hi Everybody,
>
> I know this is lording it over.... but there isn't a bit of a problem in a
> Catholic school with talking about the religious basis of mandalas.... isn't
> it strange that such schools can allow "the competition" 's point of view but
> that the public schools have to walk on eggshells? Theology is Theology is
> Theology... and art has always been intricately mixed into it. What a (darn)
> shame. How do you talk about the artwork in the cathedrals of Europe ... how
> do you talk about a Potlatch ... how do you talk about masks of any kind other
> than European? How do you talk about Stonehenge or the Book of Kells or the
> Chinese Household Gods?
>
> Good luck with it... it's hard to divorce the theological from the art form.
>
> Kathy Maloney Johnson
> Father Lopez High School
> and Our Lady of Lourdes School
> Daytona Beach Florida
>