Nessie evangelists: what might lurk in the murky depths

7th August 2009 at 01:00

Whatever you think about some of the issues mentioned, it doesn't take away from the fact that the majority of this curriculum provides an excellent base of education.

Was all education prior to Darwin pitiful? How many of the critics have actually reviewed this curriculum or seen the standard of education achieved by the schools that use it? I have, and in most cases I've seen the academic results are superior to (those of my) my local schools.

I'd also ask you to compare the achievement of our "secular" schools in terms of providing our children with a sound basis for living in, and contributing to, society.

Do I go with an imperfect Christian education system based on core principles I know can be trusted or do I take a chance with an education system that will give my children nothing to base their life upon and which teaches some "facts" that may turn out to be entirely untrue in 30 years' time (which was my experience with the evolutionary "facts" I was taught at school).

I too may have differing views on some of the peripheral issues, such as the Loch Ness monster, just as evolutionists may have strong disagreements between them about the same evidence.

Please don't tell me I have to go along with everything you tell me is right and that my children have to be educated in your way of thinking - now what would you call that kind of society?

benjaminpike, via www.tes.co.uk.

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