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Go to: Church schools shun poorest pupils

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In my experience of working in a Church of England school, pupils were not selected according to wealth. I am not entirely sure how you could achieve this. However, it is most definitely the case that wealthy parents who live in the area (or who have moved to the area) are more likely than poorer parents to work hard to get their child into a C of E school. This may involve getting their names on the list sooner, or pretending to be Christian more convincingly.

Mon, 05 Mar 2012 19:13:05 UTC | #924685

Go to: "The nature of human beings and the question of their ultimate origin"

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The chair began by assuming that on Richard's seven point scale of belief Richard was a 7 and the arch was a 1. We seemed to end up with Richard as 6.9 and the arch as 6.8.

Sat, 25 Feb 2012 14:57:21 UTC | #921821

Go to: RDFRS UK/Ipsos MORI Poll #2: UK Christians oppose special influence for religion in public policy

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Comment 148 by StephenH :

The current law in England and Wales requiring state schools to hold a daily act of broadly Christian worship is not strongly supported either, with almost as many Christians opposed to it (36%) as in favour (39%)

Call me greedy, but i still find the above quote disappointing

It's a close call, but still more in favour than opposed

It's only a close call among people who call themselves Christian. Once the rest of the population (non-Christians) are included then it's an overwhelming result. The UK population wants to get rid of daily worship - no question.

Wed, 15 Feb 2012 10:14:06 UTC | #917965

Go to: RDFRS UK/Ipsos MORI Poll #2: UK Christians oppose special influence for religion in public policy

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If a survey of people who thought of themselves as atheist were to be carried out, it would be fascinating to discover what percentage could identify Matthew as the first book of the New Testament out of a list containing Matthew, Genesis, Acts and Psalms.

Wed, 15 Feb 2012 09:35:45 UTC | #917951

Go to: Richard Dawkins’ “The Magic of Reality” is a beautiful, educational iPad experience

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It's beautiful. Thank you, Richard. Not only is the prose fluid and often lyrical, but the illustrations and the way they glide in and out are a delight. Now all we need is a downloadable version for PC's so that teachers like myself can use it in the classroom. How about it?

Wed, 28 Sep 2011 18:06:39 UTC | #876014

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