Sunday, January 21, 2007


I was pretty shocked to discover what the British government pays for Children to be learning. Even though this was reported 3-5 years ago, it still continues:

"We are interested to know what the Bible says about Science not because we wish to add a certain "religious flavour" to our Science lessons but because the Bible provides us with, as it were, spectacles through which the whole of reality can be sharply focussed."

This, I suppose is the sort of religious flavour that tells us the world is 10,000 years old. What sort of perspective does someone have on the world who is brought up to believe that the world is 10,000 years old?!

Or perhaps the following view is what we should flavour science with:

"Aaron answered them, "Take off the gold earrings that your wives, your sons and your daughters are wearing, and bring them to me." 3 So all the people took off their earrings and brought them to Aaron. 4 He took what they handed him and made it into an idol cast in the shape of a calf, fashioning it with a tool. Then they said, "These are your gods, [b] O Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt."

5 When Aaron saw this, he built an altar in front of the calf and announced, "Tomorrow there will be a festival to the LORD." 6 So the next day the people rose early and sacrificed burnt offerings and presented fellowship offerings. [c] Afterward they sat down to eat and drink and got up to indulge in revelry.

7 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Go down, because your people, whom you brought up out of Egypt, have become corrupt. 8 They have been quick to turn away from what I commanded them and have made themselves an idol cast in the shape of a calf. They have bowed down to it and sacrificed to it and have said, 'These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt.'

9 "I have seen these people," the LORD said to Moses, "and they are a stiff-necked people. 10 Now leave me alone so that my anger may burn against them and that I may destroy them. Then I will make you into a great nation."
Exodus 32, Source

In this interesting bible story, God decides to destroy thousands of people because they started observing an alternative religion and "they sat down to eat and drink and got up to indulge in revelry".

I am confused as to what positive lessons genocide teaches children? What exact religious flavour will enhance their understanding of how the world works? What benefit learning about these justified (even praised) genocides has to young people?

Another perspective:,,1389500,00.html



  • At 1:24 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi Henry,
    I emailed you, but haven't gt a reply. Is your email still working?


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