This site is not maintained. Click here for the new website of Richard Dawkins.


← Shocking news on state-funded religious schools

prettygoodformonkeys's Avatar Jump to comment 15 by prettygoodformonkeys

This is depressing. We have a PM here in Canada that will undoubtedly love to use this as a model to further undermine and neuter the secular influences (otherwise known as "facts") in our own schools. We already have a new "Office of Religious Freedom", under foreign affairs (??), and its mandate has not even been defined yet.

I say fight them in the open, concentrate on how they restrict freedom, the obscured side of what they purport to be doing. The only way to have freedom of choice is to have a good start with a secular education, centered on critical thinking.

No quarter should be given to religion in schools. We already sacrificed Czechoslovakia and Poland when we gave them the advantage of tax-free status.

Thu, 05 Jan 2012 14:31:24 UTC | #905515