Sunday, October 21, 2007

Banning God from (religious) schools?

(Swedish)Education Minister Jan Bjorklund told a Swedish newspaper that new rules being drafted by the government would ban religious elements in subjects other than religion, such as biology. He said, "Students must be protected from every form of fundamentalism."

Bjorkland's spokeswoman says, "A student shouldn't be able to pass a natural science test by answering that God created the world. We don't think that's OK."

She said the new rules, which need parliamentary approval, would be introduced in 2009.

From One News Now.

1 comment:

Alice C. Linsley said...

In the USA it is now next to impossible to find a textbook company that will publish a balanced book on world religions, biology, and anthropology. They only publish politically correct manuscripts. This is one reason that blogs such as your's will be increasingly important in the future.

I teach Philosophy and World Religions on the college level and have assigned readings at some blogs to balance what is printed in the textbook.