Secular society?

ESTYN inspectors proclaim that children must be subjected to religious indoctrination and participate in an act of daily worship.

Who are these people, who would deny young minds the right to think for themselves and impose superstitious beliefs upon them? This is nothing less than intellectual dictatorship and makes a mockery of claim to live in a free society. This arrogance should be resisted. It is indeed true that eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.

Mrs Jessie Boyd Narberth Crescent Cwmbran

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11:29am Mon 17 Feb 14

varteg1 says...

Let's take a wider view of what ESTYN proposes....


As it seems any tom dick or harry can now open a school, and assuming I have just won a substantial amount of money that allows me to do just that, I will suggest my curriculum will include emphasis on Satan worship, witchcraft, ghost hunting trips to haunted places, trips to Stonehenge for the solstices, sun worship, and so on and so forth.

I would do courses in UFO study, maybe have assembly under the moon, to demonstrate lunacy, and teach the kids to follow any and all religious practices no matter how obscure, far fetched, incredible, and generally un- acceptable to the community?

Would ESTYN accept the proposal I would put in place, or would it reject my proposals because my ideas would not meet it's criteria?

I suggest it would then be acting hypocritically, and I go further to say, because I am certain ESTYN would act so, that is the reason why atheists and secularists are invariably against the allowing any and all religious instruction in our places of education.

Either allow ALL religions access to our children's minds, or allow NONE.

NO half way measures ALL or NONE.

And that should apply across the whole gamut of education.
Let's take a wider view of what ESTYN proposes.... As it seems any tom dick or harry can now open a school, and assuming I have just won a substantial amount of money that allows me to do just that, I will suggest my curriculum will include emphasis on Satan worship, witchcraft, ghost hunting trips to haunted places, trips to Stonehenge for the solstices, sun worship, and so on and so forth. I would do courses in UFO study, maybe have assembly under the moon, to demonstrate lunacy, and teach the kids to follow any and all religious practices no matter how obscure, far fetched, incredible, and generally un- acceptable to the community? Would ESTYN accept the proposal I would put in place, or would it reject my proposals because my ideas would not meet it's criteria? I suggest it would then be acting hypocritically, and I go further to say, because I am certain ESTYN would act so, that is the reason why atheists and secularists are invariably against the allowing any and all religious instruction in our places of education. Either allow ALL religions access to our children's minds, or allow NONE. NO half way measures ALL or NONE. And that should apply across the whole gamut of education. varteg1
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1:55pm Mon 17 Feb 14

throwy1 says...

Indoctrination, I see the teaching of science that starts as a theory and then unproven is accepted as "fact".
In the last 18 months an accepted theory of Einstein has been totally disproved.
Indoctrination, I see the teaching of science that starts as a theory and then unproven is accepted as "fact". In the last 18 months an accepted theory of Einstein has been totally disproved. throwy1
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8:49am Tue 18 Feb 14

varteg1 says...

throwy1 wrote:
Indoctrination, I see the teaching of science that starts as a theory and then unproven is accepted as "fact".
In the last 18 months an accepted theory of Einstein has been totally disproved.
And what theory of Einstein's is that then?
[quote][p][bold]throwy1[/bold] wrote: Indoctrination, I see the teaching of science that starts as a theory and then unproven is accepted as "fact". In the last 18 months an accepted theory of Einstein has been totally disproved.[/p][/quote]And what theory of Einstein's is that then? varteg1
  • Score: 11

11:49am Tue 18 Feb 14

Walter Devereux says...

throwy1 wrote:
Indoctrination, I see the teaching of science that starts as a theory and then unproven is accepted as "fact".
In the last 18 months an accepted theory of Einstein has been totally disproved.
You clearly have no idea of the scientific method, or what is actually meant by the word "Theory".
[quote][p][bold]throwy1[/bold] wrote: Indoctrination, I see the teaching of science that starts as a theory and then unproven is accepted as "fact". In the last 18 months an accepted theory of Einstein has been totally disproved.[/p][/quote]You clearly have no idea of the scientific method, or what is actually meant by the word "Theory". Walter Devereux
  • Score: 10

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