Friday, January 29, 2010

More taxes spent on indoctrination


I was overjoyed to see that the first state-funded Hindu school has now formally opened, to go alongside all the other faith delusion schools that the taxpayer is paying for. Quite why in the twenty-first century we should have to sponsor places whose primary aim is to perpetuate their own particular version of mumbo-jumbo nonsense (and thereby preserve artificial divisions in society) is completely beyond me. Unfortunately recent governments, short of rational people, have favoured these establishments (for pecuniary reasons?) and there seems little prospect of us moving to a modern, secular education system in the foreseeable future.

Accordingly, I am off to set up the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster School, so that I can claim my share of the education budget...

2 comments:

  1. I definitely get where you are coming from, in fact I get your comical point of view. However we should also consider the cultural heritage of their country no matter how much we separate religion from state affairs, we cannot deny that both are conencted by culture and tradition.

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  2. By all means teach culture, but don't teach mumbo-jumbo as if it were the truth.

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