http://www.edge.org/3rd_culture/humphrey/amnesty.html "What Shall We Tell The Children?"
British Humanist Association http://www.humanism.org.uk/site/cms/contentViewArticle.asp?article=1590
Mind Maps For Children http://luckyme0.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!A18BF3FCC5E126A2!1871.entry
Structuralisation of the everyday life…In view of that fact the behavioral disorders in autism can be seen as …
(or encourage them) to orientate themselves in the world in which they live. …
Humanist Psychology "We have become convinced that it is better to avoid such symbolic disguisings of the truth in what we tell children and to not withhold from them a knowledge of the true state of affairs commensurate with their intellectual level". Freud. Ref, ‘The Proper Structuralised View of the World’ that is missing, and can only lead to youth or adult ‘refractoriness’ or very much worse, as is the case today! I.e, not a half baked and very silly education – full of the easy dogmatic answers. "In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act". Orwell. Gangs getting ‘more violent’ http://news.uk.msn.com/uk/article.aspx?cp-documentid=12077260
‘Lying To Children’ http://stephenlaw.blogspot.com/2007/11/lying-to-children.html Stephen Law.
How many more school motto’s or ethos-es can you find amongst UK schools that are regressive in nature or of a ‘downright religious, sectarian, fundamentalist nature’? Esp., Nursery Schools? Our School Motto is: "Lead us Lord, To act justly, To love tenderly, To walk humbly" or "God given potential", and so on… "Why should we expect young people to be responsible, when they’ve got us as role models"?
BBC Radio 4 Beyond Belief (parenting) – could be called (except for the victim). ‘Middle-class, Supercilious, Shallowness, Disconnection, Beyond Any ones Own Belief (madness) Programme’! Religious ‘power-trippers’ (Ref, BBC Today Programme and Amartya Sen – Education, "Never has so much power been in the hands of so few in the history of the UK" see, ‘websites’ – ‘media’ for links – top left), constantly doing so much damage to society and our children (the commentator did make one strong reference to the ‘religious or spiritual’ infatuated – danger-zone). Get it, and them, out of our Schools and Government – society would then greatly improve and childhood happiness would be back on the agenda, until then – many British children will remain worthless and those children will go on to have worthless children – who will then live in more poverty, and are kept there: in a planned and horrible and disgraceful deprivation – by more than an incompetent government, who living within a ‘comfortable cocoon of half-truths’, will not let anyone out (of the British ghettos) from living in a ‘knowledge deprived sweatshop of depravity’, which of course, is most suitable for all of them (the middle-class) – being the ‘beastly and manipulative aspirational middle classes’. The Faith School and Church School ‘backers – (PFI) gamblers’ who are quite addicted now (Tony Blair) to this dreadful educational format – the beastly ‘opiate of the aspirational masses’, who have represented themselves, so well, and in their perfectly ‘true light’ and on this particular programme! Ref, ‘The Ascent of Man’ ‘The Long Childhood’ J.Bronowski.
Global Guerrillas http://globalguerrillas.typepad.com/globalguerrillas/2008/12/journal-the-gre.html Greek Riots and ‘Power to the People’ @ "Power to the People" (2006) Fast Company Magazine (this article became very popular).
https://www.mindmeister.com/13207398 (under construction)
NB. So many books to read, Stephen Law and Humphrey, so on…
‘We live in a country of prudery and pornography,’ says Jo Adams. ‘We are struggling with a tabloid culture. The very people who are really trying to develop a strategy for helping young people are peddled as the people who are irresponsible, and who are blamed for adolescent behaviour. Why should we expect young people to be responsible, when they’ve got us as role models? Sex isn’t scandalous or dirty. Take it out from behind the bike sheds. Take it out from under the proscriptions of religious leaders.’
Faith Schools, Church Schools, and Grammar Schools. You have been selected, by faith or by your class, it’s not your fault where that stork has chosen to drop you, but it is the fault of the selectors ("never has so much power been in the hands of so few" Amartya Sen). Your government is to blame for social isolation, segregation, and sectarianism, with all the future atrocities and great disappointments (not only, a loss of self-esteem and its correlation to self-harming) that will inevitably be the result of the Education Policy UK. Parent’s choice – is your child bright enough to pass the 11-plus exam / scam, because it may be only ‘technique’? Would you pay for any extra tuition that gives your child a much greater chance of passing the 11-plus – 40% being an enormous and quite ridiculous figure? (against the advice of the stupid ‘educationalists’ UK) http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/7788039.stm "Why should we expect young people to be responsible, when they’ve got us as role models"?
(ignorance and superstition)
"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’.
Humanism on the airwaves:-
The BHA has met with Mark Thompson, Director General of the BBC. We raised the absence of humanist programming in the context of a large output of Christian programming and the exclusion of humanist voices in many ethical discussions. Over 1,000 people have signed up to Gavin’s campaign and will e-mail the BBC in January to tell them how they feel about this. You can sign up and add your voice at www.pledgebank.com/thoughtfortheday
What Shall We Tell The Children? "That most things are a complete scam, or even – utter nonsense (‘at the level of a farce’), unless they are an in-depth study of our history, our evolution, and cosmology, with a smidgen of psychology".
Super silliness’s for Christmas ‘Pope attacks blurring of gender’ – http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7796663.stm
‘Moral clash on credit’ Rowan Williams and Gordon Brown – http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article5367714.ece
http://newsvote.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/6989177.stm Ref, 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".
Warning over children’s mental health http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7810902.stm