Church Schools, Faith Schools, Religious Schools. Sex Education in the UK. DfES, Ofsted, NASACRE, SACRE.

Bottom of the ‘league table’ (again – ref, childhood well-being ‘table’) for childhood pregnancy in the UK. Sex Education appallingly bad, with some of the highest levels of ignorance about sex amongst our children in the UK. Why? The USA’s children are worse off than ours !
1) Current School Ethos.   
Should be: if we have learnt anything from our great writers, which I doubt. If  parent or student, challenge your teachers, now!
Love Sex And God
The only thing we can do is to hazard a hypothesis, to create a mythological figure, call it "human personality", and hope that circumstances will not, by destroying us, prove our imaginative guesswork too hopelessly wrong. But myth for myth, "human personality" is preferable to God. We do at least know something of "human personality", whereas of God we know nothing and knowing nothing, are at liberty to invent as freely as we like.
If men had always tried to deal with the problem of love in terms of known human, rather than of grotesquely imagined divine interests there would have been less making of eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven’s sake, less persecution of  sinners, less burning, and imprisoning of the heretics of unnatural love, less Grundy-ism, less Comstockery, and at the same time, less dirty Don Juan-ism, less of that curiously malignant and vengeful love making so characteristic of the debauchee under a Christian dispensation.
Reacting against the absurdities of the old mythology the young have run into absurdities, no less inordinate at the other end of the scale. A sordid and ignoble realism offers no resistance to the sexual impulse, which now spends itself purposelessly without producing love, or even, in the long run amusement, without enhancing vitality or quickening and deepening the rhythms of living.
Only a new mythology of nature, such as in modern times, Blake, Robert Burns, and Lawrence have defined it, an un-transcendental and (relatively speaking) realistic mythology of energy, life, and "human personality", will provide it seems to me, the inward resistances necessary to turn sexual impulse into love and provide them in a form, which the critical intelligence of post Nietzschean youth can respect. By means of such a conception a new fashion in love may be created, a mode more beautiful and convenient, more healthful and elegant, than any seen among men since the days of remote and pagan antiquity. From, Do WHAT YOU WILL (1929). Aldous Huxley – Relevant.
2) Some Parental Ignorance (hereditary). (a very noisy minority is against sex education, for mostly cranky and bigoted reasons)
3) Cowardice of Education Authorities in the UK. (frightened of enforcing sex education for fear of (above – ignorant) voter kickback.
4) Fear of ‘gutter press’ and ‘popular press’ turning any goodwill of the ‘sex educationalists’ into something grungy or worse: to sell more newspapers.
5) Outdated – isolationalist British cultural attitudes, and appalling current pathetic ‘class system’ of the UK, promoted by a disconnected (from reality) government due to the unfair electoral system in the UK. The ‘none of the above’ political party being the largest majority. Rather like the largest religion in the UK, according to the last population census being Jedi Knights from the Star Wars classic film. Ref, The Real World.
Money for : Sex Education instead of Trident Missiles. More fun !

About luckyme0

My First family, second marriage, bringing up my 18-year-old twins, boy, and girl. I am a third generation Humanist, who has some old handwritten information and notes; collected over many years. Someone may find the articles interesting, or helpful. They could bring back a little ‘reality’, after being ‘shocked’ and ‘brainwashed’, by some malicious group, or institution (REBT Therapy). People should know better, than to do this, to our very young, and the ‘obviously’ vulnerable! Go to easily accessible, non-superstitious knowledge that is not charlatanism! The blog has given me an incentive to order my thoughts, learn, and read up again, after a few non-thinking years of (very silly) imagination and passion. Why not, get your own key to a ‘door’, customise it to suit you, and it can be, all of your very own! Don’t believe, or be led by someone else’s; inherited, stupid, and a very likely (past, and not of today’s) ‘totally preposterous reality’s’. Only some interest in the ‘really big questions’, keeps life above the level of a farce, and very little else! KEEP THINKING! Some of the posts may need some correcting. Interests: REBT Counselling, Atheism, Secularism, Humanism, Psychology, Reading, Popular Science, School Ethos, Philosophy, History, Family, Parenting, Psychology, Horse Riding, Sailing, Rescue Boat Driver, Skiing (Teppichswinger), TV Documentaries, Motorbike Cross Country Riding, Volunteer Sports Stewarding, Writing, Primitive Man, Pre-history, Social Anthropology, British Humanist Association, BHA, Meaning of Life, The Big Questions, Where am I, What am I, Why am I, Hippie Love, Knowledge, Education, Globalisation. Favorite quote: “The world belongs to those who, at least to some degree, have figured it out.” Carl Sagan, ‘The Demon Haunted World’, ‘Contact’, and other famous books DVD ‘Cosmos’. The warning of another and horrendous, “Age of Superstition”. “Isn’t there something deeply absurd in the presumption that children ought to inherit beliefs from their parents. It can be deeply damaging, even lethally divisive. A ‘them’, with an ‘against us’, mentality” – Professor Richard Dawkins. “The will to believe is stronger than mere reason in the vast majority of people” – Dr J.Brown, Army Psychologist of the 1960′s. Humans will believe in almost anything, in fact, they seek it! Why? “98% of us, trained to be just good consumers, let’s train our children to be the 2% who have their very own creativity and discernment”; quote by a famous surreal artist. “The lack of reason brings forth monsters”. “Global interconnectedness is lethal against mass religion, nationalism, racism, and other destructive memeplexes. Let us connect everybody they hate it in restrictive regimes”; from the ‘meme learning group’, Richard Brodie’s book, ‘Virus Of The Mind’ (Richard Brodie a designer for ‘Microsoft Word’). Following on, J.Bronowski, and ‘The Ascent Of Man’ TV series, and a book with the last DVD in this series, ‘The Long Childhood’ being especially revealing. ‘Prehistory’ and the ‘Making of the Human Mind’ by Colin Renfrew, with P.Wilson’s, ‘The Domestication of the Human Species’, and Nigel Spivey’s, TV series and book, ‘How Art Made The World’, offers some further explanations. Latest reading: Jared Diamond
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