24 March 2008

Theocracy now!

The infelicitously named teachers union in the U.K. has come up with a novel way to solve all of Britain's social ills... let's do away with the separation of Church & State -- in its entirety...

-- NUT conference, Manchester -- Head teachers should allow imams, rabbis and priests to offer religious instruction to pupils in all state schools, teachers' leaders have said.

The National Union of Teachers (NUT) said the move would be a way to reunite divided communities.
Well, that one's gonna be hard to dispute... I mean, look at how well it's been working in the Islamic Middle East.

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Check out the last two paragraphs in this online article...
It is not clear why those on board the Global Patriot opened fire.
And... wait for it...
Al-Qaeda militants have in the past used small motorboats to attack US military and other foreign vessels in waters off the coast of Yemen, our correspondent adds.
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6 comments:

Charles said...

Just a note to let you know England has never believed in the seperation of church and state. Westminster and the House of Commons is on the same piece of land (they actually share a wall)on the Thames, because the church has always had a say in government. We in Canada have never had a seperation of church and state. The Catholic church is not the established church here like the Church of England is in England of the Presbyterian is in Scotland, but they have many extraordinary rights that we protestants don't enjoy such as publicly funded schools.
You may be confusing the American and French seperations of church and state with our lack there of.
That being said I don't think that "the church should be teaching in the schools unless the parents fully agree to it".

Rose said...

Tick tock, the socialist pandering twits paving the way to Islamify England under the guise of all religions being taught.

Tick tock.

Neo Conservative said...

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well, charles... perhaps england should consider what a slippery slope they're on... and do something about it... before it's too late.

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Charles said...

Neo conservative.
I think you are misunderstanding me when I corrected the misconception of the "seperation of church and state in England". I don't endorse Islam being taught in school any more than you do. When there is an established church in a country then that church by its establishment has access to teach in state schools; my point is that even as an established church, they should need the consent of the parents.
The framers of the constitution of the U.S. never intended on a seperation of church and state the way the left, and in some respects the right seem to think. The Founding Fathers wanted input and moral guidance from the church, they just didn't want a church run state. The phrase "building a wall of separation between church and state" was written by Thomas Jefferson in a January 1, 1802 letter to the Danbury Baptist Association.
If we are not clear on our history, and facts about the way our government runs then we will be doomed to live out the revised history the Left is always pushing.
We live next door to the States and we sometimes believe we are American; that is why property rights and other paramount issues can't get any traction here is because the population already thinks we have those rights.

I just wanted to clear a common misconception up about history. I am on the same team as you and think that without clear facts about issues we become chanting sloganeers like the left.

Neo Conservative said...

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charles... thanks for the clarification.

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