There’s a mildly interesting piece in the local news [Bucks Free Press] about the Wycombe MP, Steve Baker, being quoted as saying ‘Christians have had enough‘. It’s a statement in response to Tom Blenkinsop, MP for Middlesborough South, voicing concern over Christian groups having a say in schooling.
Mr Blenkinsop is quoted as saying, ‘The changes pave the way for schools to teach creationism’.
Why is creationism trotted out every time there’s any hint of religion playing a part in education. If every child, from tomorrow, was taught that the world came about as a result of creation and not a cosmic event, what would the result be? The origins of the world play a very small part in a child’s education. Any religious education would have very little impact on maths classes or PE. Religious education should, I’d hope, still involve an understanding of different world religions, French and German would still be the same languages, English would still require the reading of classic books and an understanding of grammar.
What should worry us more is that children are being taught that the world came into existence by some kind of cosmic event with no thought given to other theories. Even world class research scientists wouldn’t discount the possibility that there is something more behind the dawning of our universe than just a collision of particles.
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