Religious Education in schools is a cornerstone of secular society

Noticed this story at Comment Is Free. Well worth a read.
Religious Education in schools is a cornerstone of secular society as it puts children off religion for life
I am a big fan of the “intelligent design” teaching packs that the god-botherers are sending out to our schools. I hope the government makes them compulsory. They will be incredibly useful in teaching kids the single most important lesson that anyone learns in school.

That lesson is, obviously, that adults in positions of power and responsibility often talk the most extraordinary bullshit. Either because they are kidding themselves, or because they think it is OK to mislead you in order to persuade you to behave in some desirable way, they will look you in the eye and lie to your face.

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4 thoughts on “Religious Education in schools is a cornerstone of secular society

  1. “That lesson is, obviously, that adults in positions of power and responsibility often talk the most extraordinary bullshit. Either because they are kidding themselves, or because they think it is OK to mislead you in order to persuade you to behave in some desirable way, they will look you in the eye and lie to your face. ”

    * applause *

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      1. Well, when you put it like it could ( in my opinion ) apply to both. However, as your discussion point was about a part of the education system I shall go with the former. Now, don’t misinterpret me though, as I am well aware that there are some fantastic teachers out there. Sadly though it is always the few that give the majority a bad rep. In my own experience I will never forget ( and believing for many years ) being told many things ( with regards to religion ) that I took to be the truth just because an adult told me it was so. No point going into detail on the individual points, just suffice to say that I think we should encourage our children to question, with respect, the things they do not understand or do not agree with.

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