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Jessie

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As has been outlined on another thread, I am very interested in providing support to those who wish to withdraw their children from R.E. and Collective Worship.  I think this is particularly relevant given the news today that the C of E intends increasing the level of indoctrination of young children.  Would anyone support this campaign in Cambridgeshire schools?
Jessie

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My two children have asked today to be withdrawn from RE and Collective Worship at Linton Heights and I am writing a letter this weekend to do this.  I will also be writing to Linton Village College as one of my children will be starting there in September.

Please spread the word.  I believe there will be other parents who would withdraw their children if they knew they would not be the only ones.  If I can get a few parents interested, I may be able to ask for a separate lesson in rational and critical thinking, philosophy or ethics.

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Bernard

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I answer your posting with the presumption your children go to a church of England school.I can see no problem in your children withdrawing from collective worship but withdrawing from religious education is problematic.Religious education is as much about learning the facts and concepts of all religions and none and now I understand it will include alternative ideas to faith on the general curriculum,IE atheism,secularism,etc.  It would be better if your supposed pressure group would encourage a system were your child could withdraw from some lessons which  deal too closely with the church of England itself but attend the lessons that educate your child on all faiths and none. If your child is not taught something about religion in general, how will they know what they are rejecting .The idea of separate lessons would be an extra expense on scarce resources.


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Jessie

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My children do not attend a faith school. 

All faiths are taught under the current curriculum but there is no mention of atheism or humanism.  I consider this assumption in the primary curriculum that everyone accepts a supernatural explanation and worldview to be indoctrination.  Children should be taught how to think, not what to think.

In my opinion, rational and critical thinking, philosophy and ethics should be taught to all children.  Comparative religions could then be considered as part of this.




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Jessie,

Philosophy and Ethics are already taught under Religious Studies.
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