Religious Education contravenes or is an abuse of children’s and the parent’s human rights.

Dear ………….. (Head of ‘School Pastoral Department’)

Our fight (‘freedom against indoctrination’ and ‘authorised bullying’ – the ‘young person’ and ‘vulnerable’) continues!
What "right" has any one person: school or government (the ‘Cant of Choice’, only belonging – in the Government ‘realm’ or ‘circle’ i.e., the serving of ‘itself’ and not of the people it represents – 67% don’t want Church or Faith Schools and 87% think that ‘religion’ does more harm than good) have:- to forcibly teach my children to (learn to) pray and say a ‘Grace’ (in any one particular format or any format – which, most unfortunately, they are habitually constantly doing, probably against government guidelines – the last thing on their minds would be any of the professed humility of morality) causing the above and below – the recently ‘modern global/localised’, very costly, and very obvious: ‘divisiveness of medieval-ism’ within globalised multicultural/multiracial tolerant society we are all (most of us) trying to create.
The Law must be changed. If not from above, but from a strong persuasion below: with Parent and Teacher power. NUT and PTA groups. The very costly current and great mistake, could easily be rectified and the Central Government and Local Authorities considerable number (see, below the examples of just a few) of what I call the embarrassing costly muddle of ‘Quango’s of Religiosity’ UK’ – disassembled: saving us all fortunes. And, as is said, by Terry Sanderson of the National Secular Society, "The only equitable answer is to seek the phasing out of religious involvement in schools, not invite even more”.
Many Regards

Religious Education contravenes children’s human rights

by David Masters
May 16, 2008

A committee of MPs has released a report contending that forcing school children to engage in religious acts of worship and religious education classes could constitute a breach of their human rights.

The report from the cross-party joint committee on human rights states that any child of ’sufficient maturity, intelligence and understanding’ should have the right to opt out of religious activity whilst at school.

This includes religious acts of worship in assemblies, and religious education classes.

If measures to allow opt-outs aren’t put into place, the committee warns that this could constitute a breach of children’s human rights under Article 9 of the European convention of human rights.

Currently only 6th form students are allowed to choose whether or not to attend religious acts of worship.

The National Secular Society welcomed the report, and have said that they will take legal action against the government if the report’s findings are not acted upon.

The British Humanist Association also support the report’s findings, and have written to the government endorsing the report.

However, the Church of England has defended the continuation of compulsory worship in publicly funded schools. Religious worship was made compulsory in schools in 1944.

Of course, in particular – Church of England, the Roman Catholic Church and all the other religions who are involved with the education of (our) children (sponsored by the UK State): portraying themselves as upholding charity, morality, and virtuousness; should, therefore, be: severely admonished by the public and all the media (especially the BBC, who is so lackadaisical towards religious abuses) for using as little ‘pawns’ our own – very young vulnerable children and young adults in their self-centred power struggle, which is so very obviously against any spirit of the Law that can be found in the current Human Rights Legislation (on this subject, already passed into Law). There should be no need – at all – to take them to a Court of Law over this matter. They should relinquish their hold on a barbaric and medieval position – forthwith. I am afraid that any humility on ‘their behalf’ is the last thing on their selfish minds. This can be seen by their appalling behaviour towards all the other Human Rights and Equality Legislation, recently that has been very bravely passed through the UK’s Parliament. It shows: bigotry and hatred of ‘fundamentalism in religion’ that is hiding very near the surface, sometimes, darkly cloaked by many disguises and that is ‘routed deeply’ in the normal (secretive) everyday activities in our Schools. UK. Especially, as some of the worst extremes can be found in the Private Educational Sector that consists of Faith Schools and Church Schools. I can’t say that this is on a par (using ‘discernment’: a favourite term of the Churches and misused) with the sexual abuses of children, but I would of thought, it does come a fairly close second; as it does effect the stability and nucleus of the multicultural and multiracial family in today’s globally advanced family structure of ‘interfaith’ and in the unity of the relationships – particularly, when this is ‘banded about’ (Canon Law or Ecumenical Law) so strongly by the Roman Catholic Church! 

For all their comfort and good works, they set the most extraordinarily bad example to our children who are attempting to live in a fully globalised, hopefully: ‘free world’ of (complete) toleration and with some sort of equanimity (happy and kindness) of natural nature! Maybe our social ills and illnesses (especially – in the young, as far as any trust is concerned and beyond) that can be ‘put down’ (in writing) by the many people who would agree: to the Churches appalling involvement in Education (or other ‘forms of social life’) UK.

‘Sneaky’  "If you stop to think about it even for a minute, it is extraordinary that we allow publicly funded schools to exclude children simply on the basis of an accident of birth. How many four-year-olds even know if they are Christian? The reason for the lack of public outrage is because the system so strongly favours the aspirational and manipulative middle and professional classes who are the ones who would normally be making the most noise".

Religious Education is an abuse of human rights

The British Humanist Association, in its press release on the matter, said “The best situation would be the replacement of the law requiring religious worship with a law requiring inclusive assemblies that would be suitable for all children.” But Terry Sanderson, president of the National Secular Society, said: “All-inclusive’ assemblies will mean even more religion in schools as each faith seeks to have its share of school time. The only equitable answer is to seek the phasing out religious involvement in schools, not invite even more.”

What A Costly Mess!

A traditionalist Anglican has said he will continue with a campaign for the Church of England to work explicitly to convert Muslims to Christianity. (You can only be redeemed or have salvation and go to Heaven, if you believe – and more – in Jesus)

A new £12.5m fund is to be launched by the government in an attempt ‘to tackle radicalisation in the Muslim community’. How about the Christian Community and the Church Schools, Faith Schools, and Private Schools – who are mostly all ‘totally radicalised’ – NOW! This is where it starts!!!


In much of Europe the God-fearing used to burn old women suspected of being witches, an arduous duty they felt had been clearly put upon them by the (their interpretation) of the Bible. The facts of witch burning are clear enough!
First: faith made otherwise decent people commit acts of unspeakable horror; showing how ordinary and everyday feelings of human kindness, and revulsion at cruelty, can be, and have been: ‘overruled by religious belief’.
Secondly: it exposes as utterly hollow the claim that religion sets an absolute and unchanging foundation for morality.
Some maintain that their man God had something new to say. Consider therefore this extract from the writings of China-man Mo Ti who lived in the Fourth Century B.C. MOTI 
"The mutual attacks of state on state; the mutual usurpation’s of family on family; the mutual robberies of man on man; the want of kindness on the part of the Sovereign and of loyalty on the part of the Minister; the want of tenderness and filial duty between father and son, these, and such as these, are the things injurious to the Empire. All has arisen from want of mutual love. If but that one virtue could be made universal: the Prince loving one another would have no battlefield, the Chiefs of families would attempt no usurpation’s; men would commit no robberies; rulers and ministers would be gracious and loyal; fathers and sons would be kind and filial; brothers would be harmonious and easily reconciled. Men in general loving one another: the strong would not make pray of the weak; the many would not plunder the few; the rich would not insult the poor; the Noble would not be insolent to the mean, and the deceitful would not impose on the simple".
I find this message more inspiring than the ‘unproved’ promises of immortality and Hellfire.  "Barking Mad with Your Money"? Ref, "Reds under the bed" – "A … hunt". Hayek ‘The Road to Serfdom’. ‘A home-grown problem’ and the incredibly slow ‘realization’ of this problem!
Religious Education Council of England and Wales (public money) SACRE! AND, NASACRE!
School Ethos

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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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