Film, ‘The Golden Compass’. Book, ‘Northern Lights’. Philip Pullman.


  SACRE. NASACRE. Ofsted. Department for Children, Schools and Families.


The transient and comparatively very short nature of parenthood within a lifetime. 


The short and fleeting years of parenting in the school years, the great difficulties and economic hardships that these years bring to all parents  *versus  primitive historical facts and the backward ideology of a cultural heritage UK, mostly rated as barbaric or primitive to fairly appalling and muddled. See, Darlington – below. Religion and short term faddy media orientated politics and reporting. The educational indoctrination, which is *against the majority of parents wishes, as their own modern belief’s and faith’s and personal ideologies are bordering on secular or atheist. See, ‘In Search of Mr Average’. I.e., total present disconnection of Parents to School Ethos’s and Curriculum’s (Tests UK ‘reduce children to widgets’

The ‘usurpation’s’ (infliction of State Ideology) and ‘powerlessness’ of Parents as *against the established and longer-term dinosaurian dictatorial nature of (our) UK Educational Institutions. Schools – Government, Religious, Private-ideological, Business financed  Education. The indoctrination of an appalling multiculturalism (who wants – most of ancient Christian ‘dogma’ or forced/arranged marriage, female circumcision, death penalties, burkha’s, sharia laws and so on…?). A culture of (simple) multi-racialism; surely being, the much better answer for us all in the UK!

Salisbury Diocesan Board Of Education (my area) SALED.

Do you know – "What is going on in your area? Who is in the (unelected – by secret session) ‘positions of power’? What does it cost you and are they paying any ‘Council Tax’ or do they have some (secret) well-hidden exemptions"?


Professor Amartya Sen. Nobel Prize Winner. (Power of the ‘Guardians’ –

“never has so much power been in the hands of so few”)


Junior Education, "The sort of book that surfaces only once in a while, ultimately to establish itself as a classic".
"Ever since Pope John Calvin had moved the seat of the Papacy to Geneva and set up the Consistorial Court of Discipline, the Church’s power over every aspect of life had been absolute. The Papacy itself had been abolished after Calvin’s death, and a tangle of courts, colleges, and councils, collectively known as the Magisterium, had grown up in its place. These agencies were not always united; sometimes a bitter rivalry grew up between them. For a large part of the previous century, the most powerful had been the College of Bishops, but in recent years the Consistorial Court of Discipline had taken its place as the most active and the most feared of all the Church’s bodies". ‘Northern Lights’ Philip Pullman. Ref, relevant quotation – Church Schools, Faith Schools. UK. 87% don’t want Church or Faith Schools!
"There remains, however, a vast field, traditionally included in philosophy, where scientific methods are inadequate. This field includes ultimate questions of value, science alone for example, cannot prove that it is bad to enjoy the infliction of cruelty. Whatever can be known, can be known by means of science, but things which are legitimately matters of feeling lie outside its province".
"Philosophy, throughout its history, has consisted of two parts in-harmoniously blended".
"On the one hand, a theory as to the nature of the world, on the other, an ethical or political doctrine as to the best way of living. The failure to separate these two with sufficient clarity has been a source of much confused thinking. Philosophers from Plato to William James, have allowed their opinions as to the constitution of the universe to be influenced by the desire for edification, knowing, as they supposed, what beliefs would make men virtuous they have invented arguments, often very sophistical to prove that these beliefs are true". Russell. Ref, "Our modern muddle" with ‘popular sophistry’.
"So we may fairly call them lovers of belief rather than of wisdom–not philosophical, in fact, but  philodoxical. Will they be seriously annoyed by that description?
Not if they will listen to my advice. No one ought to take offence at the truth". ‘The Republic Of Plato’ Cornford, Chapter XIX, ‘The Worlds of Knowledge and Belief’.
"To do evil, a human being must first believe that what he is doing is good or else that it is a well-considered act, in conformity with natural law. Fortunately, it is in the nature of the human being to seek a justification for his actions. Macbeth’s self-justifications were feeble and his conscience devoured him. Yes, even Iago was a little lamb too. The imagination and the spiritual strength of Shakespeare’s evildoers stopped short of a dozen corpses, because they had no ideology.
Ideology, that is what gives the evildoer the necessary steadfastness and determination.
That is the social theory, which helps to make his own acts seem good, instead of bad, in his own and others eyes so that he will not hear any reproaches and curses, but will receive praise and honours.
That was how the Agents of the Inquisition fortified their wills by evoking Christianity, the Conquerors of Foreign Lands by extolling the ‘grandeur of their Motherland’. The Colonisers by ‘Civilization’, the Nazis’ by ‘race’, and the Jacobins (early and late) by ‘equality’, ‘brotherhood’, and the ‘happiness of future generations’". Ref, Evil and Ideology. The appalling, inexcusable and indoctrinational idea in the belief of "Original Sin".

Bronowski summarised his scientific humanism in his monumental television series, "The Ascent of Man". Speaking in Auschwitz he said, "When people believe that they have absolute knowledge, with no test in reality, this is how they behave. This is what men do when they aspire to the knowledge of the gods. Science is a very human form of knowledge. We are always at the brink of the known, we always feel forward for what is to be hoped. Every judgement in science stands on the edge of error and is personal. Science is a tribute to what we can know although we are fallible…We have to curve ourselves of the itch for absolute knowledge and power. We have to close the distance between push-button order and the human act. We have to touch people".


Theology: or, Philosophy of Bronowski? The Educators must choose! 


"Generally, the state of mind of a believer in Revelation is the awful arrogance of saying, "I know, and those who do not agree with my belief are wrong". In no other field is such arrogance so widespread, in no other field do people feel so utterly certain of their knowledge. It is to me quite disgusting that anybody should feel so superior, so selected, and chosen, against all the many who differ in their beliefs or unbelief’s. 
This would be bad enough, but so many believers do their best to propagate their faith at the very least to their children, but often to others and historically, there are of course, plenty of examples of doing this by force and a ruthless brutality. The fact that stares one in the face is that is that people of the greatest sincerity and at all levels of intelligence differ, and have always differed, in their religious beliefs.
Since at most, one faith can be true, it follows that human beings are extremely liable to believe firmly and honestly, in something untrue in the field of revealed religion. One would of expected this obvious fact to lead to some humility, to some thought that however deep ones faith one may conceivably be mistaken.
Nothing is further from the believer, any believer, than this elementary humility. All in his power, which nowadays in a developed country tends to be confined to his children, must have his faith rammed down their throats. In many cases, children are indeed indoctrinated with the disgraceful thought that they belong to the one group with superior knowledge, who alone have a private wire to the office of the Almighty, all others being less fortunate than they themselves." Sir Herman Bondi, (past) Master of Churchill College Cambridge.
"Civilization, we may say, has advanced only at the cost of a struggle between science and superstition, working on the intelligence of the participants, a struggle of whose progress the legal status of torture and the social status of astrology, might serve as indicators.  
Advanced societies, therefore, are so stratified as to keep the primitive mind (N.B. equivalent: Reflex, and ‘the rational mind’ – Bronowski) in a subordinate position. In this way individual responsibility and the rules of evidence, allow with fluctuating success: the development of law and the organisation of knowledge and all that follows from these practices". ‘The Little Universe of Man’ Professor C.D.Darlington.

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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