Oh Come Come, Emmanuel

BBC: Concern over Bible-based lessons
The views of a fundamentalist Christian foundation which runs a series of state schools on Biblical principles have come in for renewed criticism. A curriculum document by Emmanuel College in Gateshead describes how it should seek to infuse all lessons with Biblical Christian thinking. It asks, for example, whether Hitler halted at the English Channel rather than invading England because of divine intervention.

So not only is Emmanuel College bastardising science, it is now bastardising history.

In case anyone hasn't noticed, we are now well into the 21st Century. Isn't it about time we stopped teaching mumbo-jumbo in the classroom, and leave it where it belongs: in churches, temples and synagogues? Shame on Tony Blair and his so-called faith schools. Let's refuse to accept this innocuous label and start referring to them as what they really are: sectarian schools.

Besides, everyone knows Hitler halted at the English Channel because the water looked cold.


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