Religious Education……

10 Jun

Religious Educating should not be ‘taught’ in our schools.  This is the 21st century, not the 19th.  Making statements of fact that are completely unsubstantiated, if not disproven by science.  We tell our kids there’s a Father Xmas and a Tooth Fairy but they’re little tricks parents play to say well done.  As soon as they develop some awareness and reasoning they forget Santa and Pester mum and Dad.

Religion is different.  It is a long term brainwashing strategy that’s worked quite adequately for a few thousand years.  Re-enforce the nice stories of Nohah then bring in the facts about God and what awaits children who don’t follow the doctrine.  Many kids like me went to Sunday School but that was the norm and it gave our parents a break.  A lot will question the validity of what they are being told and turn Atheist like me.  But some don’t.

RE has been given the title ‘Religious and Social’ education but that’s just smoke and mirrors.  When teaching other religions, questionable events in history become facts by way of veneration through time and a manuscript, of which there are hundreds of differing versions. Many of these ‘facts’ have been disproven by science, right from Genesis which God’s description of is impossible and it is only by evolving the interpretation the bible that it survived.

Stop wasting tax payers money indoctrinating children into a single minded process of thinking and replace it with physics or PE.  You wouldn’t make your kids Liberal Democrats and send them to Lib Dem schools so they leave as caring lefties with not much understanding of the Torys of Labour.  Let kids make up their own minds when they’ve been given all of the information……



3 Responses to “Religious Education……”

  1. Adam Benton June 10, 2014 at 2:39 pm #

    I don’t know. Religion plays such an important role in many peoples’ lives (not to mention human history) it seems like omitting it from the curriculum is to omit something important.

    • Steve Walker June 14, 2014 at 7:09 am #

      I agree, it does. But should it and does it improve our lives? I always recommend reading The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins and God is not Great, Christopher Hitchens; probably the two best writers on the subject.

      Thanks for your input, it’s always appreciated……


    • Steve Walker November 29, 2014 at 9:33 am #

      It is completely useless for kids who want a job and indoctrination by the state. It should be replaced with diversity and culture. And yes I can make you a list of atrocities committed by all sides if you want to teach the reality, not to mention endless contradictions in ‘the bible’. QED…. Steve…

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