Discussion Class Topics
- Friday the 20th of July -
- Sunday the 22nd of July -
- Do people (kids) need to learn everything that we used to learn? -
All of us have to learn the basics: basic math, basic history, basic science, basic language skills, basic everything.
But, like I mentioned in class, one thing my teacher used to tell me in math class was: "You won't have a calculator with you where-ever you go" but now, in the modern day and age, look at us, we all have smartphones, smart tablet PCs and all kinds of devices that offer us a calculator, as well as all kinds of information at the press of a button.
Do we need to teach all this kind of stuff anymore? Why or Why not?
Do you think that we could just teach kids how to use the internet safely and they'd be able to do as much as we can, as long as they can access their smartphones?
When I was a kid, I had to learn how to change a tire on a car, as well as change the oil in a car. Now, you could look up a video on Youtube to learn how to do that, and exactly when you need to know it (when you get a puncture or need to change your oil).
Is it better to learn it when you need it using the technology we have, or learn it long before you need it?
Let's talk about that.
So, you probably all know about a really infamous cult from Japan that has recently come up in the news again recently.
Aum Shinrikyo was a cult, and in general, just like Aum, cults are bad.
Some cults masquerade as religions.
Some cults offer help-seminars.
Some cults believe they can talk to aliens or ghosts.
But in the end, most cults have a leader who controls everyone, while all the members of the cult follow the leader.
Some members of cults are very intelligent, people with PhD's, people with high paying very important jobs.
But most of the members of cults tend to either have had some kind of trouble in their lives, some kind of disconnection from society, or some kind of vulnerability that led them to joining the cult. You might be able to think of it as a kind of mind control.
What do you think leads people to follow cults?
Do you think that the leaders of cults realize that they are leading a cult?
What currently active cults do you know of in the modern day and age?
There's a religion known as "Scientology" which is regarded as a cult, check out some information about this religion and tell us what you think about it.
Let's talk about that.