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No Ethics for the Secular!

April 25

This is odd. In Australia, school kids can opt-in to take scripture classes, and the kids who opt out get to sit in the school during those hours doing nothing, which seems a bit of a waste. So the schools have a new plan: while the religious kids are off memorizing bible verses, the secular kids will get classes in ethics which will “cover topics including respect, bullying, animal rights and questions about life and death.”

That sounds reasonable to me, and a good use of time. Guess who doesn’t like the idea, though? Church leaders! There is actually a rule that prohibits secular students from any formal learning during that special scripture time

Full Article  Poll: Only Christians should be exposed to ethics? : Pharyngula.

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