Perhaps I've been misinformed, but I've heard a slightly different twist on the origin of Sunday School. What I've heard (from a fairly reliable source) is that slaves were not allowed to attend school. However, their masters maintained a front of Christianity, so they allowed their slaves to attend church. As I understand, some ingenious people in churches began teaching Sunday School, in which basic reading, writing, and math were taught. This way the slaves could gain some education while they were permitted to be absent. If this is true, it might be worth pointing out--it's one more evidence that true Christianity fights for equality more that the liberals ever will. --David B (TALK) 14:00, 30 December 2016 (EST)
- Thanks for the cogent recommendation. I have accordingly incorporated material from a linked source, which I have also listed in the External links section.
Pax vobis. God is Good. Semper Fi! --Dataclarifier (talk) 00:19, 31 December 2016 (EST)
A sudden spate of (predictably) anti-Christian vandalism has occurred here (see article history). Accordingly, I have protected the whole page. I regret this measure was necessary to preserve the integrity of the article. Peace be with you all. --Dataclarifier (talk) 14:16, 2 January 2017 (EST)
Why does article include more than Sunday School history?
I read this article expecting information on the subject of Christian Sunday Schools, and I'm wondering why it includes more than the history of Sunday Schools, since that's the title of this article. I used to teach teen youth Sunday School. I just don't see how Vacation Bible School and Catholic and Orthodox youth movements and camps and especially the atheistic Socialist Sunday Schools have any direct relationship to Christian Sunday Schools. Maybe I'm wrong. Is there a reason for such a broad article dealing with more than Sunday School? Maybe it should be re-named. I don't know, maybe the history of Christian elementary education?--IndependentSkeptic (talk) 12:42, 28 February 2020 (EST)