Polly Toynbee: Faith schools may be Blair’s most damaging legacy | Comment is free | The Guardian


Polly Toynbee: Faith schools may be Blair’s most damaging legacy | Comment is free | The Guardian

In the horrible, HORRENDOUS ‘playground (the ‘last outpost’ for recruiting or indoctrination) of faith and belief in the UK’. Creationism – Brainwashing; repetitive language (Prayers and Graces in school). Dogma of Original Sin – Emotional Bribery, esp., of the very vulnerable and sensitive. A muddle or conundrum in the Science and/or the Biology Classes – Philosophy, ancient and modern; holocaust training marginalised (over 100 million dead in the last century, due to a ‘universal’ lack of non-superstitious knowledge and awareness – "Political Philosophy". Sectarianism, divisiveness, and selection-ism (exclusionist policy) is at its very worst! Parental ‘authority’ and ‘cohesion’ in the family undermined. Choice and (any) freedom – demolished. Bullying worst: causes – in all areas! If they are their, what are they doing? Children going ‘cold and hungry’ http://newsvote.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/6681885.stm 2008.

Not just wicked – plain silly and very dangerous! The promises and agreements (in secularism and in divisive behaviour) that have been given by the Church Schools and Faith Schools to government, have proved to be fraudulent in nature (in most areas), as is – most of ‘the frightening, scary, and emotionally damaging self-harming and abusing, so on…, child(ish) orientated ideological and religious dogma’ (most of the ‘Church Leaders’ have told their servants or employees to not pursue sectarian or divisive policies, but they continue to do so i.e., the blatant promotion of Creationism (without this tool they seem to be at a great loss; it then tends to retreat into what is called the ‘Citadel of Self’ or the ‘Nuclear Self’) behind the backs of some of their leaders! http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/apr/16/faithinthesystem

Schools must do better (inclusively)  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/7737523.stm

For knowledge, not dogma, we must learn from an up to date Anthropology – ‘How Did Primitive Man Think’ – Prehistory. Why? Because in our prehistory, it was by far the greatest amount of time that we have existed in our current evolutionary state, or at least: it’s a very good and wonderful start to the learning process that goes beyond dogma! http://www.aqr.org.uk/inbrief/document.shtml?doc=simon.roberts.01-03-2005.anthropology

Original Sin

There is a school of thought that holds that no person is evil, that only acts may be properly considered evil.

Psychologist and mediator Marshall Rosenberg claims that the root of violence is the very concept of "evil" or "badness." When we label someone as bad or evil, Rosenberg claims, it invokes the desire to punish or inflict pain. It also makes it easy for us to turn off our feelings towards the person we are harming. He cites the use of language in Nazi Germany as being a key to how the German people were able to do things to other human beings that they normally wouldn’t do. He links the concept of evil to our judicial system, which seeks to create justice via punishment — "punitive justice" — punishing acts that are seen as bad or wrong. He contrasts this approach with what he found in cultures where the idea of evil was non-existent. In such cultures, when someone harms another person, they are believed to be out of harmony with themselves and their community, they are seen as sick or ill and measures are taken to restore them to a sense of harmonious relations with themselves and others, as opposed to punishing them.

Psychologist Albert Ellis makes a similar claim, in his school of psychology called Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy or REBT. He says the root of anger, and the desire to harm someone, is almost always one of these beliefs:

  1. That they should/shouldn’t have done certain things
  2. That someone is an awful/bad/horrible person for doing what they did
  3. That they deserve to be punished for what they did

He claims that without one of the preceding thoughts, violence is next to impossible.

Evil – Evil and Ideology. Evil-doers or evildoer  http://luckyme0.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!A18BF3FCC5E126A2!681.entry

"The problem of evil is that it refuses to stay in its box marked evil. It keeps on coming out to play Mr Nice Guy, or at least Mr Average". ‘The Gulag Archipelago’ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.

UK’s Law.  

"The Act will give protection to these groups by outlawing the use of threatening words or behaviour (school environment) intended to incite hatred against groups of people defined by their religious beliefs or lack of belief". Consumer Protection Law – Spiritualism.


Warfare: ‘it requires a super-high level of cooperation’ 

How warfare shaped human evolution – life – 12 November 2008 – New Scientist

Link http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20026823.800-how-warfare-shaped-human-evolution.html

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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