Put prayer and religion back in schools? Really? Let’s put edu-fucking-cation back in school

Yesterday, Kottke posted some newly found photos of the Titanic that surfaced recently.

You can go look at them here. They’re great.

After posting them, he posted a collection of tweets from kids who didn’t know the Titanic was a real event. The news made me snicker at first, but the more I think about it, the angrier I get.

Seriously?

There are religious groups that want to put prayer and faith back in schools. I understand the argument, and there was a day when I argued for the same thing. But those things don’t lend themselves to improvement in knowledge. They appeal to people who think prayer benefits kids … when there’s nothing that supports a positive or negative effect.

How about putting reality in schools? How about putting history back in schools?

Here is the screen cap of tweets:

Titanic is real

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2 thoughts on “Put prayer and religion back in schools? Really? Let’s put edu-fucking-cation back in school

  1. Why not teach Marxism in Schools. Why not teach Islam in Schools, Wht not Teach Satanism in Schools? – I could understand that the Christians would be saying NO NO NO. But Christians think they have a devine right to have Christianity taught in Schools.

    In Australia we have a rule that separates church from state and we are a Secular country. I was kind of thinking that the same is the case in the USA.

    I’m all in favour of teaching children good morals behaviour and habits, but Christians do not have a monopoly on good moral standards.

    In fact I cannot understand the so called Christians who have a Bible in one hand and a gun in the other. Thank God we don’t see this in Australia.

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