A good question is like the right door. It opens up the way into a garden of delight and discovery with a fascinating view round each new corner.
In Religious Studies at King’s we get excited about good questions because they offer so many possibilities. We especially like the Big Questions (‘Is there a God?’ ‘Are there many gods?’ ‘Where did everything come from?’ ‘Is there a purpose to it all?’ ‘Has science made religion redundant?’). We quite like the smaller questions as well: ‘Is it ever right to go to war?’, ‘Should ‘mercy killing’ be allowed?’, ‘Do you believe in something enough to be prepared to sacrifice things for it?’. And we even don’t mind the annoying questions: ‘Can we watch a video, Sir?’, ‘Where did I put my exercise book?’…..
By the time King’s boys and girls finish Religious Studies at the school they know what a good question is, and they know that Religious Studies thrives on good questions, and offers exciting experiences in trying to answer them. This experience of questioning, and learning about some of the well tested answers, stands them in good stead for the questions that life will continue to throw up.