Welcome to the RS online learning pages. We have organised our department into Key Stages.
Religious Studies is part of Humanities run by Mrs Talbot.
Mr Dix also teaches Religious Studies.
What is the point of studying religion and philosophy?
Perhaps this story will help to answer this question.
“There were once two pigs. They had lived all their life in a pigsty with tall brick walls, walls too high to see over. They lived a contented existence, lying on their backs in the mud, sunbathing, watching a little television and so on. Then one day a bolt of lightening struck the side of the pigsty. The first pig ignored the gaping hole that opened up a path to the outside world. Why should he bother to go outside? Life inside was comfortable and safe. The second pig was a little more restless. Picking up courage he left the pigsty and began to explore. As he travelled he encountered many things; some delighted him, other confused him; some made him frightened, others made him laugh. His fascination and excitement soon gave way to a thirst to find some kind of meaning in all he was experiencing. He had many questions that needed answering. Then one day he encountered, sitting on a fence, a wise old owl. “Can you tell me how to make sense of the world?”, he asked. The owl was silent for a while, then finally looked up and replied, “There is only one thing I can say to you: you must either stay here remain a discontented philosopher, or return to your home and be a contented pig”.
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