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I disagree that atheists ought to "embrace religion"

* I disagree that atheists ought to "embrace religion". I find the argument that atheists should be pleased atheism is now taught in RE to be poor. RE at A-level and GCSE is taught by religious people. It is not credible to suggest that they could fairly present both sides of the issue. In the old days atheism was ignored, now it is taught by people fundamentally opposed to it - it is hardly a massive improvement.

Alastair Gunn

(author of Atheist Alternatives, published by Classroom Resources), 20 Fambridge Road

Maldon, Essex

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