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carbonman's Avatar Jump to comment 11 by carbonman

Some encouraging stuff here.

Religious instruction is often seen as a "good thing" no matter how deceptive, divisive or judgmental it may be.

This is the nub of the issue. Too many people - including too many atheists - see religion as fundamentally good and harmless.

Don't agree with this bit though:
Public schools should respect the full range of beliefs, opinions and attitudes represented by their diverse student population

People deserve respect. Beliefs and opinions do not, unless they can be justified. It is perfectly possible to show respect for a person while tearing into his/her baseless opinons and beliefs.

I have over 20 years experience as a teacher and I've written about this sort of thing before, in UK. Goodness, I nearly posted a link to my blog then...

Mon, 22 Sep 2008 09:59:00 UTC | #238814