Thursday, 12 July 2012

NZ leads the world!

The NZ Herald reports NZ lags in teaching about religion – and that “a number of primary schools in Auckland have opted out of teaching the Bible in class because of a lack of interest and support from students and parents.”

I think the headline is misleading. The word should not be “lags,” but “leads.”


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  2. Sorry, I meant to say: Hear Hear! Amen to that!

  3. Sorry I couldn't disagree more. The religious education I received at a Presbyterian college, though I thought it was wasted at the time, has enabled me to successfully argue with both christian fundies and islamofascists.


  4. I never got any Bible Teaching at NZ state primary school. I never even knew it was on offer.

  5. My whole class received bible studys in an Auckland state school in the late 70's.....I have always marvelled at how inappropriate that was.

  6. The Church has led the way in education for the middle and lower classes, founding The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge in 1698.
    Initially the main object of these schools waso enable children to read the Bible, but this gradually developed to include the study of other subjects as well.
    The idiot who thinks NZ leads seems to have forgot that without Bible teaching he would still be dragging his knuckles on the ground and speaking in a series of grunts.Go snd learn your History

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