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08-09-2016, 07:18 AM
Religious influence in UK schools
https://humanism.org.uk/2016/09/07/expos...e-schools/

http://www.secularism.org.uk/religion-in-schools.html

http://fairadmissions.org.uk/
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08-09-2016, 07:33 AM
RE: Religious influence in UK schools
So, what are your views on these articles?

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08-09-2016, 07:50 AM
RE: Religious influence in UK schools
Personally I find the creeping de-secularisation profoundly disturbing. As religion becomes increasingly irrelevant and unimportant to the vast majority of the adult population in the UK this appears to be an attempt by religious organisations and activists to maintain religious privilege and indoctrinate children with superstition, questionable morals and impose socially divisive, reactionary worldviews.

The rot appeared to set in with Tony Blair's view that "faith schools" were a "good thing". Those social conservatives in the current administration appear to have leaped at the opportunity to continue with this believing that as this started out as a Labour initiative then they can't be criticised for championing it by the current shambolic opposition party.

I note that in Scotland - where there is an entirely separate education system - the situation has also deteriorated even without the "free school" environment now being espoused for England and Wales.

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08-09-2016, 08:38 AM
RE: Religious influence in UK schools
(08-09-2016 07:50 AM)Silly Deity Wrote:  Personally I find the creeping de-secularisation profoundly disturbing. As religion becomes increasingly irrelevant and unimportant to the vast majority of the adult population in the UK this appears to be an attempt by religious organisations and activists to maintain religious privilege and indoctrinate children with superstition, questionable morals and impose socially divisive, reactionary worldviews.

The rot appeared to set in with Tony Blair's view that "faith schools" were a "good thing". Those social conservatives in the current administration appear to have leaped at the opportunity to continue with this believing that as this started out as a Labour initiative then they can't be criticised for championing it by the current shambolic opposition party.

I note that in Scotland - where there is an entirely separate education system - the situation has also deteriorated even without the "free school" environment now being espoused for England and Wales.

I broadly agree. Certainly religionists spread superstition and some creationism in Scotland, but what has got worse in Scotland, specifically?
https://paulbraterman.wordpress.com/?s=r...+education

Religionists need to normalize their superstitions in the young. 'Give me a boy under 7..' is their policy.
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08-09-2016, 09:50 AM
RE: Religious influence in UK schools
(08-09-2016 08:38 AM)Zeff Wrote:  I broadly agree. Certainly religionists spread superstition and some creationism in Scotland, but what has got worse in Scotland, specifically?
https://paulbraterman.wordpress.com/?s=r...+education

Religionists need to normalize their superstitions in the young. 'Give me a boy under 7..' is their policy.

See here: http://stv.tv/news/scotland/1344588-reli...ificantly/

88 religious representatives are currently in place on boards across Scotland.

One representative to feature was Clackmannanshire’s Pastor David Fraser.

Last year, speaking at the funeral of five-year-old schoolboy Scott Chiriseri, he said Satan was to blame for the boy’s murder. He's also stated that Noah's Ark had been found.

As I stated earlier, it is deeply disturbing. It is also very undemocratic.

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