Calls to include atheism in religious education

ippr logoUK think tank Institute for Public Policy Research is urging the Government to include atheism in a national framework being drawn up for the teaching of religious education in schools, suggesting “religious education” should be re-named “religious, philosophical and moral education”. Comments posted on the BBC website included these (not necessarily representative) two that illustrate the sort of mentality that this project is seeking into challenge:”morality without the underpinning of religion is like a ship without a compass, or a tailor without a yard stick”

“it’s about time that children were made aware of this dangerous ideology [atheism], which has done so much damage to the moral foundations of modern British society”. Read all comments

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2 responses to “Calls to include atheism in religious education

  1. Adam Waggoner

    A question to all those knowledgeable American Atheistic Educators from a Follower of Christ, (a Christian by Biblical definition): How is it that the only time we are able to influence our children with our belief system outside of the house, by taking them to church, is at least 2 to 3 times a week, (and that is not being paid by the government), yet you are able to proselytize to our children about Atheism 5 + times a week, (and have our Government pay for it with our tax money)?

  2. I’m not sure what you mean by “you are able to proselytize to our children about Atheism 5 + times a week”. Can you explain please?

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