- 7 Dec 2017
Which comes first?
Sara Khan, hired by the government to tackle extremism, says teachers should have had more support.
I find it rather interesting based on the fact that more than half of the populous have "no religion"... https://humanism.org.uk/2019/04/09/...ople-in-britain-jumps-by-46-new-figures-show/
Education should supersede any religious teaching IMHO.
I can see this getting far,far worse across communities in the UK.
Segregation has been around for many years. Having been raised as a Catholic I was taken out of the morning assembly as the C of E version of the Lords prayer differed to the Catholic. Never understood it as a child and later in life avowed myself of all religion.Yes, you can't have people dictating what is taught in the schools their children attend on the basis of their own beliefs.
Once that principle is accepted, the whole thing would collapse - pupils being in some lessons but not others, different curriculum's for different children etc.
But for me, that;s the thing. It's not people's beliefs - if you are a devout Muslim/Christian who believes gay marriage is wrong, then don't go marrying someone of the same sex! It's trying to push your beliefs (which apparently nowadays people think are as valid as facts whatever the evidence!) on other people which is wrong. The law and politics have to (and ought to) take a wider view and form policy taking into account the lifestyles of all of the citizens - as long as that doesn't have too severe an effect on the rest of the citizens. In this case, of course, gay people either a) being gay or b) marrying each other has no effect at all on those whose invisible friend has told them it's wrong. And given that, the children of those people have a right to know how gay people are just another part of our society. After all, a number of them will be gay, no matter how much their parents might not like it! And anyone who thinks that being taught about something (sexuality, extremism, other religions, astronomy) might turn their children into a homosexual, a fascist/communist, a Bhuddist or a Martian needs to understand how education works, not be allowed to censor bits of the curriculum that make them uncomfortable.It was said on 5 Live yesterday that a poll suggested that 51% of muslims believed that gay marriage was wrong.
There seems to be a big difference between what people of some religions believe and the way that the law/ the political parties are going (far more liberalisation and tolerance).
Fucked up the quote.
And anyone who thinks that being taught about something (sexuality, extremism, other religions, astronomy) might turn their children into a homosexual, a fascist/communist, a Bhuddist or a Martian needs to understand how education works, not be allowed to censor bits of the curriculum that make them uncomfortable.