Church Schools. Faith (or Religious) Schools. UK.


 

Why Not? 
 
Maximising your child’s, "God Given Potential"! Maybe, the premise: ‘not such a good idea’. Dorset RE Syllabus – DorsetForYou, SALED, SACRE, NASACRE – Quangoes of Religiosity – Dorset RE Search http://luckyme0.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!A18BF3FCC5E126A2!1249.entry  
 
Church of England (Anglican), and (the ‘latest schism’) a Roman Catholic School may not be for you, at all! "Lesbian and gay pupils who attend faith schools are significantly less likely (23 per cent) to tell someone than lesbian and gay pupils who attend non-faith schools. Only four per cent of gay pupils felt able to tell their local religious leaders about bullying". http://www.stonewall.org.uk/documents/school_report.pdf And, http://www.camhs.org.uk/ "For some young people, simply meeting their LGBT peers, accessing accurate information, positive adult role models and support whilst ‘coming out’‘particularly to their parents’ – and ‘parental acceptance’, is all that they need to develop and fulfil their potential". http://www.cypf.csip.org.uk/social-inclusion/social-inclusion/lesbian-gay-bisexual-and-transgender-lgbt-young-people.html Look for ‘links’ to your Church, Synagogue, Mosque, School…! Ref, Mental Health.
 
Could your child tell you (Parent, Police, or a Special Separate Authority) about it, "If they are being ‘sexually abused’ or ‘bullied’ at School by any teacher or other who is working in a ‘Faith School or Church School’"? Would your child really dare to – report them? Past history shows that most would not! Is your particular ‘risk taking’ on this matter acceptable? You may only find out what has happened to your child much later on – your child may only realize or even think about (much), what has happened to them, at some; ‘much later date’! Do you inspect – are allowed to and without any notice, constantly, as advised by SNAP Survivors!
 
And, children and vulnerable, ‘self-harming’ – http://luckyme0.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!A18BF3FCC5E126A2!1111.entry
 
 
 
And, "The Great Creationism Cover Up" – can they be trusted? http://www.humanism.org.uk/site/cms/newsarticleview.asp?article=2464
 
PN. A ‘secular’ school could present just as many problems, but the above may produce some ‘other odds on this matter of your risk taking, as a parent or guardian’! I am looking at the more secular approach for my children, just in case, and, so very much – due to their ‘current’ and quite appalling ‘childish schisms’!
 
"Do young people model their behaviour on the Adult Delinquents?" Yes – "The reason for the lack of public outrage is because the (whole) system so strongly favours the aspirational and manipulative middle and professional classes who are the ones who would normally be making the most noise (against it)". Ref, past blog entry, with the name of ‘the author’.
 
The ‘Divine Right of Kings’. Promoting ‘ideas’ and ‘symbols’ in the interests (the ‘unquestionable power’) of a ‘rich ruler’, a ‘ruling house’, and (stable/rich/ancient) ‘government’ UK – with ‘divine sanction’. (the ‘notion’ of a hereditary monarchy with divine power) Ref, Primitive Mind.
 
"Charles 1 of England was willing to promote civil war to uphold the ‘divine right of kings’". 
 
"They preferred the ancient light of divinely blessed authority to the distant glimmer of democracy. "God saith, ‘Touch not mine anointed’", wrote a ‘Cavalier Knight’ as he reluctantly girded on his sword for the battle". ‘English Civil War’ Sir Winston Churchill.
 
"The British monarch today still contains rich symbolism signifying divine blessing", the Crown placed on the monarch by the high priest (i.e. the Archbishop of Canterbury) and coronation anthem ‘Zadoc the Priest’, ending with the words: ‘God save the King. Long live the King. May the King live for ever. Amen.’" ‘Prehistory’ Colin Renfrew 
 
  
Jim Knight MP, Schools Minister. UK. New Labour http://www.jimknightmp.com/denominational_school_transport_survey
Dorset County Council. Ref, Quangoes of Religiosity. UK. http://www.theredirectory.org.uk/lea.php?n46
 
Why there may be no other choice than New Labour for the, ‘freedom from religion’ or ‘freedom for/of religion’ (freedom from the bigotry and hatred of sexism, sexual orientation, ageism, and so on… Would, ‘any other government have taken on the establishment in the UK – I doubt it, they just have to do more, but I never thought I would see this in my lifetime’! 
 
  
‘The mentality of a person who lives inside a closed system of thought (‘conviction’ vs ‘reason’ or within/in the – ‘leap of belief/faith’), can be summed up in a single formula. "He can prove everything he believes and he believes everything he can prove". The closed system sharpens the faculties of the mind, like an over-efficient grindstone to a brittle edge, it produces a scholastic Talmudic, hair-splitting, brand of cleverness, which affords no protection against committing the crudest imbecilities. People with this mentality are found, particularly often, among the intelligentsia. I like to call them the clever imbeciles, an expression, which I do not consider offensive, as I was one of them’. Koestler. See, ‘Bricks to Babel’. ‘Thought for the Day’ Rev, Dr Alan Billings, University of Lancaster, Ethics and Religion. http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/aod/mainframe.shtml?http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/aod/radio4_aod.shtml?radio4/tftd . Pope Benedict XVI "When God’s word… is neglected, and when God’s law is ridiculed, despised, laughed at, the result can only be destruction and injustice."
 
 
 
Surely, our children and adults, will be so much ‘happier’, if they are taught from the nursery school upwards about the "clever imbeciles" (within religion, ideology, and government propaganda – one really hopes that most people – now – in the age of the ‘modern enlightenment’; from a very young age have got the message, as in, the wonderful and very aware reaction of most children to the BBC 1 Panorama programme ‘True Brit’ and all the current ‘Britishness Day’ propaganda). Ref, Department for Children, Schools and Families. Ofsted and The National Curriculum Authority.
 
‘Mack the Knife’ ‘Prehistory’ Renfrew –  
Refrain,

And some are in the darkness

And the others in the light

But you only see those in the light

Those in the darkness you don’t see

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mack_the_Knife

Channel4. ‘The Genius of Charles Darwin’ Richard Dawkins. Out of the great darkness of ‘religion and superstition’ and into the light (History, Evolution, & Cosmology – HEC). "Some science (all) teachers in GB are ‘running scared’", as no doubt they will be in many other countries!" The wonder at our ‘natural world’ and our ‘closeness’ and ‘connectedness’ to it, being far greater than any superstition or religion; giving personal first class comfort instead of all the second class imagined ‘horrors’, which some parents, families and students prefer. Why not challenge them! http://www.channel4.com/science/microsites/F/famelab/ Ref, ‘The Proper Structuralised View of the World’ or ‘The Proper Structuralized View of the World’. ‘The Structural World View’ – Dawkins. This is missing in a large proportion of the world’s people. Therefore, and more so today (globalisation); we continue to live in the very unpredictable, frightening and "unstable world of unreason". A ‘new age of superstition’ being just around the corner – "the rational intelligence only just being able to prove itself over the irrational". Ref, J.Bronowski.  

 

Why Dawkins is right and his critics are wrong:  http://www.secularism.org.uk/100386.html

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7083015.stm 

UK Parliament. MP’s, ‘Oath to Queen’ (loyalty oath) ‘not to you’, challenged, at last! http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7562949.stm Demonstrating – Labour’s leading the way (consistently) for ‘challenge and change’.  

Europe had maintained the philosophy of force, and had built up hatreds and fears, and alliances, over the heads of the peoples whom they inflamed with passion or duped lies.  

"The politicians are the guilty ones", said one cavalry officer. 
"I am all for revolution after the bloody massacre. I would hang all politicians, diplomats and so-called statesmen with strict impartiality". 
"I’m for the people", said another. 
"The poor bloody people who are kept in ignorance and then driven into the shambles, when their rulers desire to grab some new part of the earth’s surface or to get their armies going because they are bored with peace". 
"What price Christianity?" Asked another, inevitably. "What have the Churches done to stop war or preach the Gospel of Christ? The Bishop of London, the Archbishop of Canterbury, all those conventional, patriotic, cannon-blessing, banner baptising humbugs. God! They make me tired"!                              
                                "The Same Words" 
Strong words to hear in a cavalry mess! Strange turmoil in the souls of men! They were the same words I heard from the ‘London Boys in Ypres’ ("Wipers" 1914-18 – World War 1) spoken just as crudely.                             

But, many young gentlemen who spoke those words have already forgotten them or would deny them! ‘Realities of War’  Philip Gibbs. Vol.1. P.244. http://luckyme0.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!A18BF3FCC5E126A2!1893.entry
 
"Amid the horrors of war, what makes one man turn to God and another to atheism? Former Bishop of Edinburgh Richard Holloway explores what happens to faith when one’s life is on the line". ‘With God on Our Side’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/archivehour/pip/h6xvj/
 

Supernatural science: Why we want to believe.  http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26268698/

 

BBC Radio 4 ‘Beyond Belief’ Fergus Stokes.

 
More people are damaged than helped by religion. "Religion and Mental Health".
 
How about the children and vulnerable? 
 
Can we take ‘legal action’ against those of "authority" in the future for promoting a "lack of self-esteem" and if they have led to ‘damage or psychosis’ in some vulnerable children or adults? http://www.selfharm.org.uk/Article.aspa?PageId=255&NodeId=259
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"It is probably true that in general, the higher the education of the individual becomes, the more their views are differentiated. If we wish to find a high degree of uniformity and similarity of outlook, we have to descend to the regions of lower moral and intellectual standards, where the more primitive and common taste prevail. This does not mean that the majority of people have low moral standards, it merely means that the largest group of people whose values are very similar are the people with low standards. It is, as it were, the ‘lowest common denominator’, which unites the largest number of people". F.A. Hayek. Nobel Prize Winner. Economics. 

But, Fergus Stokes, a former priest turned humanist, said that Christians and other believers were trying to have it both ways: "Either God has a hand in the fishbowl, in which case you can pray to him, or he doesn’t."

"There is some kind of inbuilt desire to hang on to supernatural forces. More and more, religion is not working for people and supernatural explanations rarely help." http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2005/jan/03/tsunami2004.world

In Search of Mr Average, believes in "some sort of a God" and lives in Swindon. He is, what is called, "The Lowest Common Denominator" i.e., "The greatest (largest) amount of people sharing…"’The Road to Serfdom’ F.A.Hayek in the UK.

2011 Census Data http://luckyme0.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!A18BF3FCC5E126A2!1906.entry

Humanists and most people in GB (67% don’t want Church or Faith Schools and 86% think that Religion does more harm than good) ‘appalled’ that ‘creationism’ is taught in more than 40 schools at the taxpayers expense (I bet, in most of all Nursery Schools – emotionally simple and appealing; the formative years; lower qualified teaching staff)! Ref, "Money in muck and plenty of it" and, "The Westminster Money Planet".  http://www.humanism.org.uk/site/cms/newsarticleview.asp?article=2464 And, the ‘Regulations on Spiritualism’ Act of Parliament and the Law UK. The (appalling) Facts about creationism in British Schools – The Department of Children, Schools and Families, have been asked by the BHA to use their power to require Ofsted to investigate the possibility of "schools covering up creationism". The investigation and report was conducted by More4 News!  

http://www.play.com/Channel4/DVD/DVD/PROD/3-/5890253/The_Richard_Dawkins_Collection/Product.html

 
"Only Five Men" 
 
   My note :- The importance to you personally; your country; your culture; your heritage! 
(Anything else is ‘madness’ – esp, it is very dangerous {globalised, urbanized, densely populated, interlocking culture’s, so on…} to indoctrinate or teach fundamentalist or religious creationism to the young and vulnerable, as it is such a very ‘painful and difficult’ form of brainwashing (cult/religious involvement) to remove it or ‘to get out of it’ fully; it lies beyond that of ‘normal everyday reasoning’ or ‘reason’, so that it could become an impossible task in an individual or a group – "power of the sub-group", and seeming to have some inherent genetic (primitive, group survival, past advantages for {an individuals} natural selection, i.e., group stays together so we can all eat lunch tomorrow) advantage that one hopes, now, lies in the most advanced countries, to some gentle degree in their past history; with the great advancement towards the ‘freedom of the individual’ and the adoption of ‘modern human rights’ and "Children’s Human Rights" – to be taught facts, and not as fact, as in: what is not self-evident, or/even, ‘unreasonable’ for the ambitions of an ideology or the myriad of purposes (some ‘unfathomable’ and ‘outside of reason’) that come within the auspices of any religion or ideology.
  
  "Charles Darwin, Sir Charles Lyell, Joseph Hooker, Thomas Huxley, and Alfred Wallace, had evolved into the most creative and productive group in the wide area of Natural History in Great Britain. Without the others Charles Darwin knew his life would have been narrow and restrictive. Minus, the life giving fluids of friendship, constructive criticism, encouragement, and acceptance. 
    Everything they thought and projected came partly from each other’s brain. Their hailstorm of letters, articles, monographs, and books, travelling all over the world, affording insights and knowledge; educated an entire generation. 
    Together they had ‘turned the world around’. Had changed the patterns of man’s thoughts about himself and the world he lived in, wiped out prejudice against those who were unorthodox in their religious beliefs, provided release from the rigid dogma of the Church, as well as escape from the power of the Clergy, Rabbi or Imam. And not only the hierarchy’s interlocking control of the schools, press, government, but the mass of the of the people who did not have the right to determine their daily lives. 
    Now there was hope for intellectual independence, the individuals freedom from the shackles of dictatorial restraint. With man’s brain no longer encased in the iron chains of mythical belief, what wonders would he not accomplish. Becoming his own master, men would have freedom, which causes greatness". Irving Stone ‘The Origin’.
 
Do the ‘creationists’ or the ‘intelligent designers’ really miss out on any type of understanding, so on…? http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26334112/ I have never met one, but the ‘superficiality’ (boredom) in the person’s mind and in their education (school), must be quite unbelievably staggering! 14 out of 19 Jewish Schools who responded to the More4 News ‘Investigation into Creationism in British Schools’ – All 21 Evangelical Schools following the Accelerated Christian Education Syllabus – 5 out of 10 Islamic Schools (covering up?) – 5,822 pupils +++ 5 State Schools that admitted teaching creationism!
 
Teachers ‘fear evolution lessons’. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/7028639.stm
 
 
Admiration and Celebrity Worship. Palin’s (‘Social’ Christian – ‘fundamentalism’ – a ridiculous anti-abortionist, dogmatist, and – what else?) 17 year old daughter is pregnant http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7592636.stm O.K. For preachers, behaviourists, and some (rich people) – still a taboo for all ‘others’! Let’s Talk Sex http://www.channel4.com/learning/microsites/L/lifestuff/content/up_close/letstalksex/index.html
"No point in educating anyone, if you are going to make an early mess of your life by not understanding fully your own sexuality".
 
Study Finds That Teenage Virginity Pledges Are Rarely Kept
 
 
 
 

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! https://charleslizzy.com/2011/08/06/independent-schools-inspectorate-isi-marketing-spirituality-buzzword-or-maybe-even-for-you-to-shiver-at-the-something/ 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 http://www.bbcshop.com/science+nature/the-ascent-of-man/invt/9781849901154/ 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 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jared_Diamond
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