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Go to: Who has the right to prevent children learning to be tolerant of others' beliefs?

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Comment 24 by Paula Kirby :

I would be genuinely interested to hear from anyone with legal expertise in the area of human rights whether the UK government's insistence that the parent has the responsibility to determine the child's religion could be argued to be in breach of the UDHR and/or the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

I think there is an argument that it does Paula, especially if the parents insist on a faith school for the child which doesn't present a neutral view of other religions or humanist beliefs. I would say that violates the child's right to receive ideas of all kinds.

Article 13 says

  1. The child shall have the right to freedom of expression; this right shall include freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any other media of the child's choice.

Tue, 28 Feb 2012 23:27:46 UTC | #922943

Go to: God Sent Christopher Hitchens to Hell Because He Loved Him

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If it wasn't for the fact that this sort of bollox is enshrined in our culture, this guy could easily be considered insane.

Sun, 18 Dec 2011 19:52:48 UTC | #900732

Go to: David Cameron says the UK is a Christian country

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DC: "But what I am saying is that the Bible has helped to give Britain a set of values and morals which make Britain what it is today."

Pretty worrying that the British PM believes this.

Fri, 16 Dec 2011 23:25:26 UTC | #900077

Go to: In Memoriam: Christopher Hitchens, 1949–2011

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A sad day and a sad loss.

The world was a better place for Hitch's intellect and clear thinking.

He will indeed be missed.

Fri, 16 Dec 2011 21:47:24 UTC | #900020

Go to: Free Bibles being sent to all schools

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Comment 33 by Dr. monster :

Do what I do, whenever i find a gideons hotel bible. Go through it with a highlighter pen and highlight all the vile, nasty stuff that it teaches. Then let everyone see it for what it really is.

Have you got a party pack of highlighter pens? :-)

Fri, 02 Dec 2011 20:04:06 UTC | #895113

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