Are Faith Schools A Good Idea?

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Aug 17, 2010
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Education is about educating, it is not about indoctrinating.<br /><br />We live in a free society where anyone can practice any religion openly and without risk of prosecution. Why then do we allow schools to exist which openly preach one way of life is better than another? There’s no place for promoting one religion above the other in a modern multicultural society and faith schools do nothing but encourage the separation of society and alienation of different groups within it.<br /><br />As an atheist growing up and attending the local Church of England Schools, primary and comprehensive, I felt very alienated by the religious practices which occurred throughout my childhood. I was told by one pupil I’d “die tomorrow” when I confessed to not believing in God (admittedly we were about six) and, in the end, I just used to chant along, eyes shut, to be the same as everyone else.<br /><br /><strong>Please respond to this topic at the following link</strong>: <a href="">Are Faith Schools a Good Idea?</a> <i>shared by our member findingmyway</i><br /><br />Gurfateh,<br /><br /><br /><a href="">Sikh Philosophy Network</a><br /><a href="">Show Your Support. 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