Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Look What Happens When You DO Try to Teach Religion in Schools

Whiners! Via Hemant at Friendlyatheist, we see the story of mainstream religion showing its true colors when a Canadian public school tried to teach religion - the facts about religion, all religions: the Christians sue.

They lost, fortunately. But isn't this interesting - because isn't this exactly what you would expect if what these Christians were up to was not protecting religious expression in general (as they often claim), but rather forcing their own brand of religion on public schoolchildren?

Dan Dennett and others have proposed teaching about religion (all religions) in public schools; amazingly, the American religious right has never taken him up on it. Why? Could it be, possibly, because exposure to multiple religions allows kids to start seeing the common motifs and develop a healthy skepticism?

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