Volume 30 Issue 37 03 Dec 2021 29 Kislev 5782

Studies of Religion

Studies of Religion panel discussion

On Thursday 25 November 2021 my fellow studies of religion enthusiasts and I embarked on an exhilarating adventure to get a glimpse of the world outside the Jewish bubble. We were fortunate to have a panel session with our teacher, Ms Costa’s, two friends, Sam Warner, an atheist, and Caitlin West, a devout Catholic. By listening to their answers to a series of questions, such as “where do you get your ethical guidelines from?” and “what are your views on the creation of the world?”, we were able to gain a clear insight into the views, ethics and opinions of both atheists and Catholics. As a result of the panel, I learned that although atheism and Catholicism are different, they both share the same principles of being a kind and good person.

By Isabella Knoll, Year 12 2022