Bad news for Separation of Church and State lawyers. From Laura Geggel at LiveScience:
Despite his criticism of intelligent design and creationism, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins told people at a science festival this past the weekend that he believes religious education is a key subject for schoolchildren.
Dawkins, who is open about his atheism, said that understanding religion can help students get a better grasp of the world’s history and culture. He made the statement during a public conversation at the Cheltenham Science Festival in Gloucestershire, England, on Sunday (June 11), according to The Telegraph.
It’s basically impossible to study English literature without some knowledge of Christianity, Dawkins noted. More.
Religious education gets people used to the idea that other people are allowed to have different opinions.
And what’s the alternative? Current U’s, so far as I can see, are turning out hordes of enraged entitle-ees, indebted for life for a worthless education from post-modern “studies” profs, aiming to enforce Political Correctness on the world.
Their main problem is with reality. Reality is where you discover that people who are afraid of you will avoid you rather than hire you. But you are still deep in debt and no one cares.
😉 By the way, that guy with the bicycle chain is still in jail. Isn’t he? 😉
See also: Part 5: How can we defend the right to think for ourselves? You need true grit and a thick skin
How naturalism rots science from the head down