And even more if you have them do it in the original Latin (using Fraktur script, of course).
See, to my detractors, (and thank you, Drunky Smurf, that is the first time in decades I have been called a fucktard…), it’s a WORLD RELIGIONS COURSE (I capitalize it since some of you have apparently have trouble reading it). And the beliefs and professions of those religions will naturally be part of any course that claims to be teaching it with any sort of knowledge and skill.
NO ONE was asked to profess faith in any religion, they were asked to copy some calligraphy (I have a few examples on my wall from my time in the Middle East), nor do a dissertation on why Islam is the best religion.
As for what it says, well, it shouldn’t have come as any surprise to the students since it is the first basic tenet of Islam and they would have heard it in class anyway (remember, they are studying WORLD RELIGIONS–it will come up in class, I assure you).
I’d be more concerned that such upright and moral Christians, who have presumably been raising their kids in ‘the True Faith’ for years, feel that faith is so weak that a simple copy of Arabic script and teaching what other faiths believe would somehow turn those students away from their years of indoctrination in their Christian beliefs.
For those parents, I say: “Puny Faith.”
Now do you pre-pubesecent, snot-nosed, brain-hemmoraged, mentally-depressed, sons of a coastline, with the Idiot ball grafted to your asses, dummkopfes understand? Or did I use to many syllables?