All entries for Monday 04 August 2008
August 04, 2008
Writing about web page http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2007/oct/18/godshonesttruth
Wow – at least in Swedish schools children are protected from being fed misinformation by people whom they should be able to trust not to lie to them ... let’s hope that it’s not too long before similar protection is offered to UK children – or at least state sponsorship of personal belief dressed up as education is dropped. :#
“The Swedish government has announced plans to clamp down hard on religious education. It will soon become illegal even for private faith schools to teach religious doctrines as if they were true. In an interesting twist on the American experience, prayer will remain legal in schools – after all, it has no truth value. But everything that takes place on the curriculum’s time will have to be secular. “Pupils must be protected from every sort of fundamentalism,” said the minister for schools, Jan Björklund.
Creationism and ID are explicitly banned but so is proselytising even in religious education classes.”