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indoctination
« on: July 02, 2017, 18:08:39 PM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-40459482

Just why should the young be indoctrinated to any faith?

When I taught I was required to perform a 'mainly christian' service every day.

As an elder child I saw my parents 'persuaded' to teach in sunday school.  There followed a supply of envelopes that were to contain the weekly offering to the church.  They voted with their feet.

The higher ups (read a deputy head)  provided us with a daily spiel to read out as part of the service. 

They considered it so important that stuff referring to Easter turned up in November. 

I refused point blank as a measure of concience to do it and when the inspectors called the HOY did the deed

I jumped off a bridge in Paris.

They told me I was in seine

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Re: indoctination
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2017, 19:33:28 PM »
All religion needs to be removed from schools, and that includes the "faith schools" too.

If children are inquisitive they can check things out in their own time.

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Re: indoctination
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2017, 05:52:17 AM »
I tell my children to keep an open mind. That people believe certain things for a variety of reasons and they have no right to say they are wrong and no way of knowing 100% who's right or wrong.

The schools really wind me up. They preach tolerance and religious freedom, yet insist all children do the Lords prayer at every assembly. Unless their parents have written in to excuse them. The children have no freedom to decide if they want to participate.
I haven't written in for my boys as I think learning about religion isn't necessarily a bad thing... It's a shame the schools do it wrong.
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Re: indoctination
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2017, 13:28:31 PM »
Some parents believe that their faith is THE faith. I guess most do, thinking about it.

Personally, I think they all show a degree of insanity.
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Re: indoctination
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2017, 18:19:57 PM »
Uh, the link now goes to the story about walking to work....


The girls behind the story are from the school I was Head Boy at...  :)