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Go to: Mandatory religious worship in schools

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We Brits were brought up to respect the church of England, even if we weren't members of it. I am a product of that system. When I was a kid the rules about a daily act of worship were followed. But it is hard to see anything dangerous in getting together to sing a hymn and listen to a teacher either tell a bible story or preach a bit. Things like 'gods watching you, even at the bus stop so line up nicely. '

That's what religion is to most Brits.

Tue, 03 Jul 2012 20:34:35 UTC | #948524

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The best thing i saw was the headline on the Times, today (sorry, Pay site, I refuse to link).

"Gay marriage plan could divorce Church from State".

I can't be the only person thinking well, let's DO it then.

Tue, 12 Jun 2012 14:18:15 UTC | #947055

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Comment 12 by Isaiah40 :

Why is it obvious to the atheist that the morning after pill is right - or that rape is wrong for that matter?

The morning after pill is not "right". In an ideal world it would not be necessary. But this is far from being an ideal world. It is a lot less wrong than forcing a woman to become nothing more than an incubator. To effectively become a slave to a man who has forcibly impregnated her.

And you have to ask why we think rape is wrong, have you ever had a thought of your own in your life? Is it only the fear of hell (or the cops) that prevent you from breaking into your neighbours houses and stealing their stuff?... But, how would you like it if someone hurt you? I suggest that you would not. So don't do it to anyone else then. Simplicity itself.

Fri, 13 Apr 2012 21:39:05 UTC | #934498

Go to: An example of the insidious religious labelling of children

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Comment 14 by Byrneo :

It should be pointed out that in a country where the Catholic Church has a near monopoly on primary education, the whole point of these schools was that they would be inclusive and non-religious.

In that case, it's a small step up from separate schools. When I was a girl, my Catholic school was just across the road from a CofE school. This was in England, but we nigh on had our own little religious war going at the bus stop. The teachers did very little to stop that kind of thing. Out of sight, out of mind...

If the 'other' kids are in the same classrooms most of the time, the school will have to keep a lid on it. Telling 'your' kids to pray for the others won't be enough.

Wed, 04 Apr 2012 15:07:56 UTC | #932364

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Stolen that's heartbreaking.

When I became pregnant as a single 19 yo I knew that I wanted to keep my baby. I had to fight for her though. Luckily, it didn't take much to persuade my mother to my side and with her help I won.

Your story could so easily have been mine.

Wed, 28 Mar 2012 10:10:15 UTC | #930907

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