What books and DVD’S are in your School Library? Does, Anti-Spiritualist Material and Science get top marks, at last!
School Libraries. Classrooms. Curriculum. Ofsted. Department for Children, Schools and Families.
Starting next month, spiritualists’ work will fall under more general consumer protection regulations, a move the government says will simplify the law and bring Britain into line with European Union rules.
The government says the regulations target "misleading or aggressive" activities and "will not affect the supply of spiritualistic services."
But many practitioners fear they could be sued by unhappy customers, or forced to prove in court that they really have otherworldly powers. Some envision having to make customers sign a waiver before a seance or a sitting. And they fear they might have to advertise that their services are for entertainment purposes only.
The demonstrators liked the old law because they felt it made a distinction between genuine mediums and fraudulent ones. They see the new rules as lumping them in with other sellers of commercial services.
They argue that while spiritualism has a commercial side, it is also a religion.
"It’s a belief system," said McEntee-Taylor, 50. "By putting us under consumer protection regulations, we have to prove what we believe. Other religions don’t have to do that."
Will they participate in the ‘Spirit of the Law’ or get round it – as with, the Anti-Discrimination Laws School Admissions Policy. Setting, yet, another very poor example to all our children and vulnerable by Authority.
of our children".
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 invented arguments, often very sophistical, to prove that these
are true". Bertrand Russell. Sophistry means, "the use of fallacious arguments,
especially to deceive someone or a fallacious argument". Plato’s argument was
philodoxical, ‘half belief/faith and half reason’. Future damage to our children
could be incalculable when we carry on taking advantage of their natural
credulity, purely on behalf of the aims of the captains of industry or our
professed ideological leaders. The beguiling nurturing of children and young
adults to accept willy-nilly the proposals of all forms of institutional
programmes, however well meaning those programmes and ideologies maybe; at first
(discernment) of all viewpoints, and is definitely not the place for the
indoctrination of the specific ideologies put forward by the never ending
multitude of expensive and sometimes publicly invisible quangos.
battlegrounds of ideological/religious – dogmatic/sectarian: theatres)