THE State Government's religious education advisory panel will fight a pilot program that offers ethics classes to primary school students who opt out of scripture.
Instead, it will continue its support for a policy that prevents students who opt out from having any instruction, and specifically no ethical instruction, during the time set aside for scripture each week.
The xtians believe that they have some special insight into ethical issues. Essentially, their idea of ethics is to do as their church says. This system assumes that their flocks are too stupid to think for themselves and were born evil. How is that an ethical system?
The SMH letters pages carries the arguments forward.
Church leaders are complaining that they haven't been consulted enough on the ethics course. WTF!? They have had 20 centuries to come up with lessons for people that don't believe in their gods. The only lessons that they've managed to devise are wonderfully instructive things like burning people at the stake or an instructional spell on the rack. These encounters with the church probably all counted as death bed conversions.
Oooo I'm cross.
Anywho, why not wander on over and sign a petition
, it might help.