Should we simply ban faith schools and be done with it?

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pap posted this 12 December 2015

School: Barry Sanchez School of Life

% of basic points grasped: 13
% of political concepts grasped: 2
Average level: mock shock
Value added: questionable 

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Bucks posted this 12 December 2015

Plus:

Talking / posting nonsense:  98%

Listening skills: 3.4%

Barry Sanchez posted this 12 December 2015

Oh how we laughed......................................

Bearsy posted this 13 December 2015

Baby Jesus didn't go to a Christian school + he turned out ok

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Burp posted this 14 December 2015

Yes.

Greetings from Lord Street.

 

Bathsaint posted this 2 weeks ago - Last edited 2 weeks ago

I was surprised to discover that 1 in 4 primary schools and 1 in 16 secondary schools are CofE. When you add in all the Catholic schools, Jewish schools and Muslim schools, that's a lot of RE. 

CB Saint posted this 2 weeks ago

I got most of my detentions in RE

We used to take it in turns to do the homework and then the others would copy it on the way into school on the train. When we eventually go sussed, the teacher asked why we did it. Apparently, saying " I couldn't be bothered because I m not interested" was not the right answer. What that answer did produce was a doubling of my sentence. So RE taught me that lying is often the right course of action.

BTripz posted this 2 weeks ago - Last edited 2 weeks ago

See, persoanlly, if taught correctly, I haven't got a problem with RE. It should educate people on ALL faiths and maybe that would lead to tolerance and understanding of why some people need faith!

I'm not religious in the slightest BTW

Rallyboy posted this 2 weeks ago

If some mild religious teaching is a gateway to promoting kindness and people being pleasant, then it must be a good thing.

However, if it involves kids getting buggered by a choirmaster, coached in hate, enrolled in a suicide bomb squad or sent off to a torture camp for pregnant teenagers, then it's probably less useful to society and needs addressing.

Goatboy posted this 2 weeks ago

Nothing wrong with nurturing a little delusion and insanity in our children. They'll be needing it in later life.

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Bucks posted this 2 weeks ago

I know for a fact that in some (very good) faith schools, the mandatory RE "content" and teaching is no more than local state schools, i.e. what the national curriculum requires.   Everything else is optional.   

Tokyo-Saint posted this 2 weeks ago

Originally posted by Bearsy

Baby Jesus didn't go to a Christian school + he turned out ok

 Did he bear? I heard something about him hanging out with the wrong people and he ended up getting really cross or something like that. Then he invented Easter eggs with the Easter bunny and it was all forgiven. 

Tokyo-Saint posted this 2 weeks ago

Originally posted by Goatboy

Nothing wrong with nurturing a little delusion and insanity in our children. They'll be needing it in later life.

 Most commonly heard in the expression "should be a good game today". 

Goatboy posted this 2 weeks ago

Originally posted by Tokyo-Saint

Originally posted by Goatboy

Nothing wrong with nurturing a little delusion and insanity in our children. They'll be needing it in later life.

 Most commonly heard in the expression "should be a good game today". 

 Or "I'll just go for a quick pint, won't be late".