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Satanism Lessons In Schools

An East Rand school made Satanism part of their life orientation classes. Parents fear a repeat of the Krugersdorp sword killing.

I didn’t write about the Krugersdorp killing, because I thought it obvious that Satanism, heavy metal, and drugs are just scapegoats. All that is misdirection.

My personal opinion is that the school is at fault, and that they are trying their best to shift the blame. They allowed bullying to get so bad that one unstable kid snapped. They also allowed a kid to enter the school grounds with three lethal weapons.

I don’t care whether they teach Satanism in schools or not. What makes me angry is that they are treating one religion differently. If you want to teach Satanism, then bring the other religions back to school. If you claim that you’re only teaching them about dangerous religions, then remember to include information about cults like Scientology, and information about faith healing caused deaths. Remember to teach them about persecution of and by religions. Then explain to them why freedom of religion is important.

I don’t believe in much, but I believe in impartiality.

One Comment

  1. Owen Swart wrote:

    I agree to a large extent. Refusing to teach any religion in schools is throwing the baby out with the bath-water.

    Religion is a very important part of society, and it’s invaluable to teach kids about the religions of the people around them.

    I’m dead against teaching religion as an ideology, but if you’re going to teach kids about one religion, it’s only fair to teach them about others.

    OF course it’s not reasonable to teach all relgions… there wouldn’t be time to cover important things like PT… but at least pick the five or so biggest (or best known) ones and use them as examples to demonstrate the principles of comparative religion.

    Tuesday, September 2, 2008 at 14:16 | Permalink

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