Open meeting for planned Penryn faith school - TONIGHT

Promoters of a new primary school planned for Falmouth and Penryn are calling on supporters to come to an open meeting tonight.

The group, which call themselves Three16 after a Bible scripture, want to create a new Christian-designated "free school" that will be open to other faiths.

Free schools were introduced by the current government in 2010 and are taxpayer-funded but not controlled by the local education authority.

Eventually the group of parents and early years specialists, who are lead by Mylor woman Laura Dancer, also hope to offer secondary schooling.

Tonight's meeting at Raze The Roof in Penryn from 6.30pm hopes to drum up support for the school and "build links" with local businesses and organisations.

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2:05pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Wave says...

So protesters are not welcome?
So protesters are not welcome? Wave

6:03pm Tue 12 Feb 13

ronedgcumbe says...

I my sellf have no faith but am not bothered by those that do not .I am botherd by tax payers money being used to promote the indocrination of young children into a religion they should be allowed to decide themself.
This can only lead to further division and should be given the cold shoulder.
I my sellf have no faith but am not bothered by those that do not .I am botherd by tax payers money being used to promote the indocrination of young children into a religion they should be allowed to decide themself. This can only lead to further division and should be given the cold shoulder. ronedgcumbe

6:13pm Tue 12 Feb 13

ronedgcumbe says...

oh no, why can we not delete and comment again. First sentence should end them that do.
On the laptop the e,s do not come up and on the phone the screen is so small I have to.
oh no, why can we not delete and comment again. First sentence should end them that do. On the laptop the e,s do not come up and on the phone the screen is so small I have to. ronedgcumbe

6:24pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Gill Zella Martin 09 says...

I do have a faith (although not much faith in my phone.) I am surprised that it says in the article that tonight's meeting hopes to drum up support for the school, I would have thought the support should have already been there initially for the proposal in the first place.
I do have a faith (although not much faith in my phone.) I am surprised that it says in the article that tonight's meeting hopes to drum up support for the school, I would have thought the support should have already been there initially for the proposal in the first place. Gill Zella Martin 09

6:28pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Wave says...

We really need a Muslim school to open locally as this is what is required to show what is wrong with religion and how it is incompatible with society.
At the moment I've got no suitable place to put up my posters of the the prophet Muhammed's face.
The worst thing about Christianity is their tolerance. It's keeping them going.
It's hard to provoke a Christian into killing you.
We really need a Muslim school to open locally as this is what is required to show what is wrong with religion and how it is incompatible with society. At the moment I've got no suitable place to put up my posters of the the prophet Muhammed's face. The worst thing about Christianity is their tolerance. It's keeping them going. It's hard to provoke a Christian into killing you. Wave

6:46pm Tue 12 Feb 13

kernowken says...

If Wave has a poster of the Prophet Mohammed's face it will make the front pages tomorrow, where did he find it?
As for provoking Christians to kill him, they have been killing each other since the death of Christ., why he wants them to kill him is a mystery.
If Wave has a poster of the Prophet Mohammed's face it will make the front pages tomorrow, where did he find it? As for provoking Christians to kill him, they have been killing each other since the death of Christ., why he wants them to kill him is a mystery. kernowken

6:58pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Gill Zella Martin 09 says...

Lol, I am fairly tolerant and I do have a faith but my tolerance is nothing to do with my faith it is purely down to my character/personalit
y (and probably my indoctrination with previous railway work)

I still think if they need to drum up support for the school or indeed any school then it leaves it open to question is it needed.
Lol, I am fairly tolerant and I do have a faith but my tolerance is nothing to do with my faith it is purely down to my character/personalit y (and probably my indoctrination with previous railway work) I still think if they need to drum up support for the school or indeed any school then it leaves it open to question is it needed. Gill Zella Martin 09

7:05pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Gill Zella Martin 09 says...

Judging by the way my previous comment looks, I have a 'split personality'
Judging by the way my previous comment looks, I have a 'split personality' Gill Zella Martin 09

8:06pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Wave says...

kernowken wrote:
If Wave has a poster of the Prophet Mohammed's face it will make the front pages tomorrow, where did he find it?
As for provoking Christians to kill him, they have been killing each other since the death of Christ., why he wants them to kill him is a mystery.
I didnt find it I made it using felt tip pens.
And it clearly says "This is the prophet Muhammed" underneath it. Which is prohibited under some Muslim conventions. It's even prohibited under UK law, if I was to show my illustration in public I would be arrested. But due to the potential public reaction, not down to what it actually is.
With regards to why I would want a Christian to kill me, that would be covered by atheist martyrdom I suppose. It's not something I'm directly pursuing as it happens.


...

Gill I realise tolerance is in the individual, and in your case you say you have it. I mean tolerance found in the actual faith/culture for rules etc. And even for that I suppose I mean in England. In English Christian culture, now, not the past I also note, there is a certain tolerance for people who oppose the faith openly and provocatively.
Those with a Muslim culture faith are considerably more protective in an aggressive way. It's generalisation, but reasonable I would imagine?

If we had thousands of white Cornish born Muslims to know about maybe things would change. 855 Muslims are recorded in the whole of Cornwall I take liberty to guess most of them are not white, born in the UK or with parents born in the UK.
(It depends on who chooses to fill out the census forms, even though it's by law, I know many ignore the form.)

Though I don't want to actively raise many more British ancestral Muslims in the County just so I can study their behaviour!
If I could contain them safely in a lab cage then yes.
:)

See religion really is like a dangerous Flu. Must be handled carefully sometimes.
I have to say I don't want to exclusively pick on religion, the general public have a number of unpleasant belief systems that are not connected to religion, and it can make them terrifying..certainl
y more so than an average Christian.
[quote][p][bold]kernowken[/bold] wrote: If Wave has a poster of the Prophet Mohammed's face it will make the front pages tomorrow, where did he find it? As for provoking Christians to kill him, they have been killing each other since the death of Christ., why he wants them to kill him is a mystery.[/p][/quote]I didnt find it I made it using felt tip pens. And it clearly says "This is the prophet Muhammed" underneath it. Which is prohibited under some Muslim conventions. It's even prohibited under UK law, if I was to show my illustration in public I would be arrested. But due to the potential public reaction, not down to what it actually is. With regards to why I would want a Christian to kill me, that would be covered by atheist martyrdom I suppose. It's not something I'm directly pursuing as it happens. ... Gill I realise tolerance is in the individual, and in your case you say you have it. I mean tolerance found in the actual faith/culture for rules etc. And even for that I suppose I mean in England. In English Christian culture, now, not the past I also note, there is a certain tolerance for people who oppose the faith openly and provocatively. Those with a Muslim culture faith are considerably more protective in an aggressive way. It's generalisation, but reasonable I would imagine? If we had thousands of white Cornish born Muslims to know about maybe things would change. 855 Muslims are recorded in the whole of Cornwall I take liberty to guess most of them are not white, born in the UK or with parents born in the UK. (It depends on who chooses to fill out the census forms, even though it's by law, I know many ignore the form.) Though I don't want to actively raise many more British ancestral Muslims in the County just so I can study their behaviour! If I could contain them safely in a lab cage then yes. :) See religion really is like a dangerous Flu. Must be handled carefully sometimes. I have to say I don't want to exclusively pick on religion, the general public have a number of unpleasant belief systems that are not connected to religion, and it can make them terrifying..certainl y more so than an average Christian. Wave

8:39pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Gill Zella Martin 09 says...

Wave I find your comment really thought provoking and interesting, did you go along to the meeting to share your thoughts.
Wave I find your comment really thought provoking and interesting, did you go along to the meeting to share your thoughts. Gill Zella Martin 09

8:48pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Wave says...

No.
It's too dangerous.
No. It's too dangerous. Wave

8:51pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Wave says...

I'm interested to know how it went though.
I'm interested to know how it went though. Wave

9:17am Wed 13 Feb 13

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe says...

I think the term faith school is very broad and misleading in this case. As I mentioned in another post, I've had personal experience of a 'Steiner School', which Three16's website cites as their main model.

In essence, it is an alternative for mainly middle-class parents who don't want their children to be 'brainwashed by the state system too early, instead letting them do a lot of painting and nature-related exploration, etc.

I personally find all that very commendable as I didn't want my own kids' heads to be filled with rigid information they weren't ready to learn at nursery age just to meet govt targets, and I don't blame others for feeling the same now.

The trouble is, in my experience, these schools become rigid in other ways and drum other wishy-washy stuff into kids' heads. Then at some point, unless they are fortunate enough to come from very rich families, the children have to leave that protective environment and be reintegrated into the wider system in order to be able to get a job, etc, something which they often struggle with.

So I think the press and comments focus on religion is a bit misleading as most of the parents won't actually be religious, just a bit 'new-age', etc.
I'm writing this so hopefully some readersmight realise that we're not dealing with a 'religion' as such here, just a group of well-meaning middle-class hippies'.
I think the term faith school is very broad and misleading in this case. As I mentioned in another post, I've had personal experience of a 'Steiner School', which Three16's website cites as their main model. In essence, it is an alternative for mainly middle-class parents who don't want their children to be 'brainwashed by the state system too early, instead letting them do a lot of painting and nature-related exploration, etc. I personally find all that very commendable as I didn't want my own kids' heads to be filled with rigid information they weren't ready to learn at nursery age just to meet govt targets, and I don't blame others for feeling the same now. The trouble is, in my experience, these schools become rigid in other ways and drum other wishy-washy stuff into kids' heads. Then at some point, unless they are fortunate enough to come from very rich families, the children have to leave that protective environment and be reintegrated into the wider system in order to be able to get a job, etc, something which they often struggle with. So I think the press and comments focus on religion is a bit misleading as most of the parents won't actually be religious, just a bit 'new-age', etc. I'm writing this so hopefully some readersmight realise that we're not dealing with a 'religion' as such here, just a group of well-meaning middle-class hippies'. Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe

9:56am Wed 13 Feb 13

Gill Zella Martin 09 says...

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe I find your post very interesting indeed, it is good to get an overview from people that have experienced the different/alternativ
e educational institutions.
Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe I find your post very interesting indeed, it is good to get an overview from people that have experienced the different/alternativ e educational institutions. Gill Zella Martin 09

12:23pm Wed 13 Feb 13

Wave says...

It is about religion. And it is also about what you mention. It also depends on the area and what kind of children are around, the whole of the council estate's population of children could go there and it would be the worst school in the UK perhaps.
I also know non religious parents send their kids to any school that provides good results, whether it's faith connected or not. This displeases the school administration when children are not conforming to their religious traditions. The parents have the last laugh in these cases.
It is about religion. And it is also about what you mention. It also depends on the area and what kind of children are around, the whole of the council estate's population of children could go there and it would be the worst school in the UK perhaps. I also know non religious parents send their kids to any school that provides good results, whether it's faith connected or not. This displeases the school administration when children are not conforming to their religious traditions. The parents have the last laugh in these cases. Wave

1:09pm Wed 13 Feb 13

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe says...

Thanks Gill!

Wave, I'm not looking for agro but I find that a tad naive.

Steinerism and Montessori-ism (the 2 models they cite) are not religions but sets of educational beliefs & practices.

The school I was involved with was in a deprived inner-city area and the school deterred an inundation of locals in 2 ways:

- firstly, they charged fees, sometimes with concessions but still enough to put 'ordinary locals' off. If you'd gone to the meeting, you'd probably have heard some discussion of this.

- secondly, less well-off and working class people don't tend to be so interested in the eco-friendly topics that are core elements of these schools' ethoses, so a process of 'natural selection' is soon established.

Our kids' school used to interview prospective families and getting in was far from a foregone conclusion. Another Steiner school I heard about at the time (10 years ago)
actually used to make home visits and, if you had a TV in the house (amongst other things...), it went against you!
Thanks Gill! Wave, I'm not looking for agro but I find that a tad naive. Steinerism and Montessori-ism (the 2 models they cite) are not religions but sets of educational beliefs & practices. The school I was involved with was in a deprived inner-city area and the school deterred an inundation of locals in 2 ways: - firstly, they charged fees, sometimes with concessions but still enough to put 'ordinary locals' off. If you'd gone to the meeting, you'd probably have heard some discussion of this. - secondly, less well-off and working class people don't tend to be so interested in the eco-friendly topics that are core elements of these schools' ethoses, so a process of 'natural selection' is soon established. Our kids' school used to interview prospective families and getting in was far from a foregone conclusion. Another Steiner school I heard about at the time (10 years ago) actually used to make home visits and, if you had a TV in the house (amongst other things...), it went against you! Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe

1:39pm Wed 13 Feb 13

Wave says...

I think you are talking about the school you had a connection to not the proposed school in Falmouth/Penryn.
The free school concerns religion/faith.
Check the three16 website out.
I think you are talking about the school you had a connection to not the proposed school in Falmouth/Penryn. The free school concerns religion/faith. Check the three16 website out. Wave

1:57pm Wed 13 Feb 13

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe says...

I've already looked at their website and that's where some of the info came from.

The govt allows for the creation of so-called 'faith schools';

these people want to be allowed to create their school based on the Steiner model which I know about(they say so on the site!); they probably also want to get an element of funding;

Hence, they make their application under the 'faith school' banner.

Just because there's a rigid system which they have to fit into doesn't mean they fit neatly into it. The bible quote their name refers to can be broadly interpreted to a philosophy of valuing the individual, which they hope will be the main difference between it and normal schools.
I've already looked at their website and that's where some of the info came from. The govt allows for the creation of so-called 'faith schools'; these people want to be allowed to create their school based on the Steiner model which I know about(they say so on the site!); they probably also want to get an element of funding; Hence, they make their application under the 'faith school' banner. Just because there's a rigid system which they have to fit into doesn't mean they fit neatly into it. The bible quote their name refers to can be broadly interpreted to a philosophy of valuing the individual, which they hope will be the main difference between it and normal schools. Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe

2:12pm Wed 13 Feb 13

Wave says...

This is what three16 say:

Christian Faith School

We have chosen to be a school designated with religious character, with our foundations and ethos being of Christian faith.

All of the members of the core team are practising Christians, coming from various denominations. Central to our faith is a desire to support families and to be a positive influence in the community. This forms the foundations of our passionate application to open an outstanding family and community focused school.

Three16 will be a school that accepts and welcomes families of all faiths and none, with no emphasis being placed on faith with regards to admissions.

Pastoral care and emotional support will be available for all pupils and families, and there will be quiet areas designated for thought and prayer provided within the school.

Values

These morals and values of the Christian faith will be underlying in all aspects of the school life, which we believe will improve the moral, social, and spiritual outcomes for the children. We aim to create an environment built on the above Christian values and principles, which are our aspirations for the character development of the children.
Value: I have the potential to succeed. I value myself and others.

Foundational to the Christian faith is that every child was created by God and loved by Him. (Psalm 139 v13-14: “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”)In this context we will value each child as an individual and will be committed to developing them to reach their full potential, supporting their strengths and their individual learning process and celebrating their success in a variety of ways. Every child should know that they are loved and be enabled to develop a strong sense of self-worth.
Truth: I am a free thinker. I can question what I have learned and seek the truth in all circumstances.

Truthfulness is a key principle that we will weave into the character of the school, and one that we believe will make a difference in the lives and learning of the children. The Bible says, “”You shall know the truth and the truth will set you free” (John 8 v32). We will encourage a truthfulness and honesty in regards to behaviour, relationships and learning. One of our goals for the children is that they become ‘Free Thinkers’, searching for truth and meaning within their faith and also every area of their learning. A culture of questioning and enquiry will support the notion of the pupils taking responsibility for their own learning.
Courage: I can overcome challenges to achieve my dreams.

The Bible is full of stories of courage, such as David and Goliath and Daniel in the Lion’s Den, which will serve to inspire the children at Thee16 to be risk-takers who are able to overcome obstacles they will face. Their struggles may in the form of personal or family problems; in school this could relate to self-esteem, standing up to bullying or the children challenging themselves to do their best. We will encourage the pupils to look beyond their environment, to dream big dreams, and to have the courage to achieve them.
Peace: I am able to find time to be still and reflect. I can encourage peace between others.

We live in such a busy world where the children are bombarded constantly by information and activities. We feel that it is vital that there are times and environments created for the children to be still and find peace. We will also encourage the children to be peace-makers, seeking to resolve conflict and fostering a culture of equality and friendship. (“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” Matthew 5:9)
Service: I can find ways to help others, in our school and the wider community.

We will ensure that the children all have an active role in the life and operation of Three16 Freeschool, as this is a priority in our vision of creating a community. It is important to us that the children spend time focussed on others and their needs. This was demonstrated by the life of Jesus, who gave himself to serving others. The children will not only serve one another within the school, they will be involved in Community Action Projects in the community, and in overseas projects such as fundraising for charities or sponsoring children. These actions will not only benefit those being served, but will in turn develop self-esteem and self-worth in the child, as they realise that they can make a difference.
Equality: We are all important.

“I give you a new command: love one another.” Equality and inclusiveness shine through Biblical teaching in the New Testament, and we will instil these values in the children. This will be outworked within our behaviour and anti-bullying strategies, in addition to our learning about other cultures and faiths
Thankfulness: I am thankful for what I have.

Ephesians 5 v20 says “Give thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” In a largely materialistic culture we will encourage a spirit of thankfulness amongst the children and staff. This will be thanks made to God, through the saying of grace at meal times, and songs of thanksgiving; but also thankfulness for what we have and towards those around us – parents, other children and staff. This will promote a positive environment that enables the children to flourish.
RE

Religious education will be primarily delivered through the thematic units, and will focus primarily on the core Christian festivals of Easter, Harvest and Christmas. Within the units we will also learn about other faiths and cultures, such as how other cultures celebrate Christmas around the world.

Creationism will not be taught as a valid scientific theory.

In a topic about the rainforest we would include the culture of the indigenous tribes, their belief systems and how it informs how they live. We aim to provide the children with a broad knowledge of faith and culture, and to nurture the ability and freedom to form their own opinions and beliefs – to be ‘free thinkers’. We hope that the pupils will leave Three16 with the knowledge and tools they need to choose their own faith path in life.
Fun Faith

8:30 – 9:00am

This will be at the start of every school day, offering the Christian faith teaching in a fun and active way. The model is taken from a local organisation, Kidz Klub, and uses lively action songs with a Bible theme combined with simple moral teaching presented in creative ways such as drama, stories with slides or interactive games.

It is high energy and gets the children moving, singing and shouting together.

The aim of this is to provide an active way for the children to begin the day before settling into the learning environment, and to have a fun way of presenting our Christian faith.

Although we expect most children to attend this session, as the parents will be aware that we are a Christian school, it is non-compulsory and they may bring their child to school at 9am if they wish.
This is what three16 say: Christian Faith School We have chosen to be a school designated with religious character, with our foundations and ethos being of Christian faith. All of the members of the core team are practising Christians, coming from various denominations. Central to our faith is a desire to support families and to be a positive influence in the community. This forms the foundations of our passionate application to open an outstanding family and community focused school. Three16 will be a school that accepts and welcomes families of all faiths and none, with no emphasis being placed on faith with regards to admissions. Pastoral care and emotional support will be available for all pupils and families, and there will be quiet areas designated for thought and prayer provided within the school. Values These morals and values of the Christian faith will be underlying in all aspects of the school life, which we believe will improve the moral, social, and spiritual outcomes for the children. We aim to create an environment built on the above Christian values and principles, which are our aspirations for the character development of the children. Value: I have the potential to succeed. I value myself and others. Foundational to the Christian faith is that every child was created by God and loved by Him. (Psalm 139 v13-14: “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”)In this context we will value each child as an individual and will be committed to developing them to reach their full potential, supporting their strengths and their individual learning process and celebrating their success in a variety of ways. Every child should know that they are loved and be enabled to develop a strong sense of self-worth. Truth: I am a free thinker. I can question what I have learned and seek the truth in all circumstances. Truthfulness is a key principle that we will weave into the character of the school, and one that we believe will make a difference in the lives and learning of the children. The Bible says, “”You shall know the truth and the truth will set you free” (John 8 v32). We will encourage a truthfulness and honesty in regards to behaviour, relationships and learning. One of our goals for the children is that they become ‘Free Thinkers’, searching for truth and meaning within their faith and also every area of their learning. A culture of questioning and enquiry will support the notion of the pupils taking responsibility for their own learning. Courage: I can overcome challenges to achieve my dreams. The Bible is full of stories of courage, such as David and Goliath and Daniel in the Lion’s Den, which will serve to inspire the children at Thee16 to be risk-takers who are able to overcome obstacles they will face. Their struggles may in the form of personal or family problems; in school this could relate to self-esteem, standing up to bullying or the children challenging themselves to do their best. We will encourage the pupils to look beyond their environment, to dream big dreams, and to have the courage to achieve them. Peace: I am able to find time to be still and reflect. I can encourage peace between others. We live in such a busy world where the children are bombarded constantly by information and activities. We feel that it is vital that there are times and environments created for the children to be still and find peace. We will also encourage the children to be peace-makers, seeking to resolve conflict and fostering a culture of equality and friendship. (“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” Matthew 5:9) Service: I can find ways to help others, in our school and the wider community. We will ensure that the children all have an active role in the life and operation of Three16 Freeschool, as this is a priority in our vision of creating a community. It is important to us that the children spend time focussed on others and their needs. This was demonstrated by the life of Jesus, who gave himself to serving others. The children will not only serve one another within the school, they will be involved in Community Action Projects in the community, and in overseas projects such as fundraising for charities or sponsoring children. These actions will not only benefit those being served, but will in turn develop self-esteem and self-worth in the child, as they realise that they can make a difference. Equality: We are all important. “I give you a new command: love one another.” Equality and inclusiveness shine through Biblical teaching in the New Testament, and we will instil these values in the children. This will be outworked within our behaviour and anti-bullying strategies, in addition to our learning about other cultures and faiths Thankfulness: I am thankful for what I have. Ephesians 5 v20 says “Give thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” In a largely materialistic culture we will encourage a spirit of thankfulness amongst the children and staff. This will be thanks made to God, through the saying of grace at meal times, and songs of thanksgiving; but also thankfulness for what we have and towards those around us – parents, other children and staff. This will promote a positive environment that enables the children to flourish. RE Religious education will be primarily delivered through the thematic units, and will focus primarily on the core Christian festivals of Easter, Harvest and Christmas. Within the units we will also learn about other faiths and cultures, such as how other cultures celebrate Christmas around the world. Creationism will not be taught as a valid scientific theory. In a topic about the rainforest we would include the culture of the indigenous tribes, their belief systems and how it informs how they live. We aim to provide the children with a broad knowledge of faith and culture, and to nurture the ability and freedom to form their own opinions and beliefs – to be ‘free thinkers’. We hope that the pupils will leave Three16 with the knowledge and tools they need to choose their own faith path in life. Fun Faith 8:30 – 9:00am This will be at the start of every school day, offering the Christian faith teaching in a fun and active way. The model is taken from a local organisation, Kidz Klub, and uses lively action songs with a Bible theme combined with simple moral teaching presented in creative ways such as drama, stories with slides or interactive games. It is high energy and gets the children moving, singing and shouting together. The aim of this is to provide an active way for the children to begin the day before settling into the learning environment, and to have a fun way of presenting our Christian faith. Although we expect most children to attend this session, as the parents will be aware that we are a Christian school, it is non-compulsory and they may bring their child to school at 9am if they wish. Wave

2:14pm Wed 13 Feb 13

Wave says...

It's a school about faith/religion.
It would be the reason why I would protest about it existing.
It's a school about faith/religion. It would be the reason why I would protest about it existing. Wave

2:45pm Wed 13 Feb 13

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe says...

Thanks for posting that content, Wave: I have to admit that it certainly comes across as pretty religious, but if they get the go-ahead, I believe the result will be something pretty close to what I have described.

They're probably gilding the lily a bit: after all, what school would be allowed to start up if it said it had no religious beliefs whatsoever? It's ridiculous that, in society's eyes, having no religion equates to being of suspect morality, although being a Catholic, for instance, has practically served as a licence to practice paedophilia in so many cases... I might well join you on the picket line, albeit for somewhat different reasons
Thanks for posting that content, Wave: I have to admit that it certainly comes across as pretty religious, but if they get the go-ahead, I believe the result will be something pretty close to what I have described. They're probably gilding the lily a bit: after all, what school would be allowed to start up if it said it had no religious beliefs whatsoever? It's ridiculous that, in society's eyes, having no religion equates to being of suspect morality, although being a Catholic, for instance, has practically served as a licence to practice paedophilia in so many cases... I might well join you on the picket line, albeit for somewhat different reasons Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe

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