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Students to be taught there isn't a God

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' 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.

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from rainy
Friday, January 30, 2009 - 01:14

Strangely, I find myself uneasy with teaching my child that there ISN'T a God, even though I don't believe in God or religion at all.

I'm afraid of becoming a zealous atheist and doing exactly to my child what was done to me. i.e, seizing upon the fact that this child is impressionable and I am his mother in order to propagate my particular beliefs. All I want to teach him is to question. I don't want to give him the answers; I want him to discover his own truth.
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from Samuel
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - 06:41


"Accredited volunteers will be able to teach their philosophy in the class time allotted for religious instruction, the newspaper said."

If Australia is so great, then why were they alloting time for religious instruction in the first place?  In the words of Ebenezer Scrooge, "Are there no churches?"

The ACLU would throw a fit if the US started religious instruction in the public school system!
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