Faith schools are the perpetuation of indoctrination and brainwashing, in essence the control of thinking. This is everything that should be abhorrent to anyone with a liberal mind. But we find that in the name of multiculturalism that liberal minds have abandoned logic so as to subscribe to the adverse dogma of political correctness.
The frenzy that surrounded political correctness is characteristic of a body that had come from the wilderness with the assuredness of divine right; and sought to impose the PC bible, without hesitation, on all. There was no thought of consequence and the pace of imposition gained momentum as acolytes joined the trend.
Of course faith schools have been with us for generations. They were never so much about bringing God to the people as to ensure that the people followed the rule of law. The church had realised that their future was tied to the masters of the day.
However, once the church became powerful it did not demand equality. No, the church ruled as an erstwhile Emperor using the fear of God and the threat of Armageddon to impose its will. The Catholic Church today is still issuing diktats.
Therefore the church was never about –make-love-not-war. It has always been about self-preservation.
In 2011 (there doesn’t seem to be more up to date data) there were 7,000 faith schools broken down thus:
- 68% Church of England
- 30% Catholic
- 12 Muslim
- 3 Sikh
- 1 Hindu
A study by the Guardian newspaper in 2010 found social bias whereby lower class kids
were omitted and that faith based schools were increasingly becoming the preserve of the middle classes. Such that in 2013 a Fair Admissions Campaign was launched to demand that children be able to attend a school irrespective of faith.
The Observer newspaper June 2014 carried out a survey and found that 58% of people were against faith schools being funded by the government. This falls in line with other opinion:
“We consider the promotion and public funding of religious schools to be divisive and detrimental to social cohesion”. www.secularism.org.uk/faith-schools.html
The Independent newspaper 2014/12/31 held a story citing Mathew Taylor of the Social Integration Commission (SIC) suggesting that the government was obsessed with faith schools. The conclusion was that it, “breeds social and racial segregation”. Taylor was also quoted as suggesting that consequentially, “Britain’s society would be characterized by ‘ugly’ divisions”.
In March 2015 the Telegraph pulled information from a survey by the SIC of 4,300 people aged 13 – 80. One conclusion was that, “…teenagers emerged as less integrated than young adults”. This drew a further damning statement, “Multiculturalism has effectively gone into reverse”.
Faith schools by purpose teach intolerance. They promote their interpretation of the bible/Quran and thus by extension their God as the real one. Thus millions of needy souls are not following the word of God but a contrived version of the bible/Quran.
“England’s faith schools are on average failing to mirror their local communities by shunning the poorest pupils in their area”.
Thus faith schools are condoning and therefore perpetuating the class system and religious division in the name of God. In the name of God, swallow your ambition and raise us all in the joy of humanity!
Moreover, once lost in a religious fervour one becomes intolerant of others. We are living in the midst of it today in the Middle East, India and Pakistan. The UK has had decades of hell in Northern Ireland where religious divide still dominates political dogma. Over the centuries religious wars have caused the deaths of millions.
A cross on every hill
A star, a marinet
So many graves to fill
O love, aren’t you tired yet?
Leonard Cohen, The Faith, from the album – Dear Heather
The world cannot grow until men learn how to!