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← What's the Place of Faith in Schools?

digofthedump's Avatar Jump to comment 14 by digofthedump

Professor Richard Dawkins [author of The God Delusion], responding, said education about religion has value, but no child should ever be labelled by the faith of her parents.

Yet RD himself is happy to call himself a 'Cultural Anglican'. If a convinced atheist can be labelled with a religion representative of his background then why not label children for similar reasons. I for one never think that the term 'Christian child' or 'Muslim child' means anything other than 'a child from a Christian or Muslim community background. Are not children entitled to a community or cultural identity like Richard?

Fri, 24 Feb 2012 19:04:16 UTC | #921592