from neezy - Tuesday, January 27, 2009
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Parents will now have the option of sending their kids to these guaranteed-100%-dead-carpenter-free schools. And its happening in America!
heh..Seriously though its happening in Australia. It will be starting in some of our public(state funded) schools for now. And its about bloody time too!
Sorry to rub it in Americans, I really am. Its just that we're..you know..better than you.
Victorian state primary school students will soon be able to take religious education classes which teach there is no evidence God exists.
The Humanist Society of Victoria has developed a curriculum for primary pupils that the state government accreditation body says it intends to approve, The Sunday Age newspaper reported.
Accredited volunteers will be able to teach their philosophy in the class time allotted for religious instruction, the newspaper said.
As with lessons delivered by faith groups, parents will be able to request that their children do not participate.
"Atheistical parents will be pleased to hear that humanistic courses of ethics will soon be available in some state schools," Victorian Humanist Society president Stephen Stuart said.
The society does not consider itself to be a religious organisation and believes ethics have "no necessary connection with religion".
Humanists believe people are responsible for their own destiny and reject the notion of a supernatural force or God.