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    An Atheists handbook sent to schools.

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    An Atheists handbook sent to schools.

    Post by papa_umau on Tue 29 Apr 2014, 11:45 am

    'Atheists' handbook' sent to every secondary school

    An 'Atheists' Handbook' is being sent to every secondary school in England and Wales to be placed in their library, amid a continued furore over the role of religion in educational establishments.

    The book, by science teacher Alom Shaha, tells the story of his upbringing in a Bangladeshi Muslim community in south east London, how he overcame his inner conflict about atheism and the secular moral principles he uses in his life.

    "Nationally, most young people have non-religious beliefs and values. However, in a large number of schools, pupils only have access to a number of religious perspectives on life's bigger questions, and not to the humanist ones that most non-religious people in Britain share," BHA head of education Sara Passmore said.

    Read more on this from Politics.co.uk HERE




    Many might see this as an attack on the Christian values that are "normal" in most of the state school in Britain today, but I feel that if the state is going to subsidise and support single-faith schools and to continue to push the Christian religion over any of the other religions in normal state schools then they MUST give the pupils the chance to examine atheism, humanism and secularism too.

    If they don't, then the indictment that the British educational establishment is simply indoctrinating our children would be a valid one.

    What say you on this subject ?


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    Re: An Atheists handbook sent to schools.

    Post by zathrus on Thu 01 May 2014, 11:20 am

    Isn't it strange how this book has been created by an ex-Muslim ?

    I would have thought that "once a Muslim, always a Muslim" would be the rule.
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    Re: An Atheists handbook sent to schools.

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 02 May 2014, 10:50 am

    While I can see what you are getting at there Zath', I am sure that all of the religions are now losing previously staunch supporters because so much damage has been done to the ordinary followers by the extremists in all branches of religion.

    It is always the extremists that shout the loudest and that commit the greatest atrocities in the name of their religions, and the free world is getting totally sick of it.

    Not before time I have to say !


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