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Irish schoolchildren to learn about atheism
Up to 16,000 primary-school pupils in multi-denominational sector will learn about atheism, and others will be offered courses on the internet and smartphone apps
Henry McDonald in Dublin
- The Guardian, Thursday 26 September 2013 07.12 EDT
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In a historic move that will cheer Richard Dawkins, lessons aboutatheism are to be taught in Ireland‘s primary schools for the first time.
The lessons on atheism, agnosticism and humanism for thousands of primary-school pupils in Ireland will be drawn up by Atheist Ireland and multi-denominational school provider Educate Together, in an education system that the Catholic church hierarchy has traditionally dominated.
Up to 16,000 primary schoolchildren who attend the fast-growing multi-denominational Irish school sector will receive tuition about atheism as part of their basic introduction course to ethics and belief systems, including other religions.
From September 2014 children could be reading texts such as Dawkins’ The Magic of Reality, his book aimed at children, according to Atheist Ireland.
But Michael Nugent, Atheist Ireland’s co-founder, stressed that all primary-school pupils, including the 93% of the population who attend schools run by the Catholic church, can access their atheism course on the internet and by downloading an app on smartphones. He said these would be advertised and offered to all parents with children at primary schools in the state.
“There will be a module of 10 classes of between 30 to 40 minutes from the ages of four upwards. It is necessary because the Irish education system has for too long been totally biased in favour of religious indoctrination. And if parents whose kids are in schools under church control want to opt their kids out of learning religion (as is their right these days) then they can use our course as an alternative for their children to study,” he said.
Nugent added: “Religion isn’t even taught properly as an objective subject with various religions and their origins examined and explained. The teaching is to create faith formation first, not objective education. We see our course as a chance for young Irish children to get an alternative view on how the world works.”
Jane Donnelly, a member of Atheist Ireland and a parent of two children in an Irish secondary school, welcomed the creation of an atheism alternative for Irish pupils.
“I opted my two girls out of religious education classes and they were told to go to the library and find a philosophy book to read during RE instead. The range of philosophy books was very limited so I sent them into school each day with a copy of Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion for them to read.”
Religion, education and the Irish Republic
• God is omnipresent in the 1937 Irish constitution, with article 6.1 stating: “All powers of government, legislative, executive and judicial, derive, under God, from the people”; and article 44.1 noting: “The State acknowledges that the homage of public worship is due to Almighty God. It shall hold His Name in reverence, and shall respect and honour religion.”
• Since the foundation of the republic, the Catholic church controls up to 93% of the state’s 3,200 primary schools.
• The Catholic church’s near monopoly of influence in education means that the ultimate power in each school is the local Catholic bishop.
• In Dublin the city’s archbishop, Diarmuid Martin, is patron of about 470 primary schools. He is responsible for the management of the ethos of those schools, for senior appointments and is the one who can be sued when legal action takes place.
• The Irish taxpayer, and not the church, pays the bills for all the schools the hierarchy controls.
• The Irish education minister, Ruairi Quinn, has promised “the most radical change in primary education in Ireland since the state was founded in the 1920s” by taking the power of the church from running almost all schools in the state and putting it into the hands of elected governors. So far his reforms have not begun in earnest.
• This article was amended on 27 September 2013 to clarify that pupils in multi-denominational schools will learn about atheism as part of the wider curriculum covering ethics, beliefs and religion. Atheists will not be teaching children that God does not exist, as originally stated, rather, children will be educated about atheism, including the atheist belief that God does not exist.
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I must confess that I am probably not a moral person and it’s probably because I’m an atheist. For instance, I have used my cell phone while driving, yes, yes I have, even though I know that it is wrong and can cause an accident, but that’s actually not all. I have flogged it with my left hand while using my right hand to access the internet for porn and driving with my knees. Wait. Thats not all, I purposely tore off one of those ‘Do not remove under penalty of law’ tags from several of my pillows at home. I’ve also looked at EVERY attractive woman who has EVER walked by me with lust in my heart, mind, soul and my weiner whom I refer to as Anthony. I have also made jokes about the hadicapped and the completely stupid and have actually pissed on sleeping bums. I am a reprobate without excuse for my actions.
While on my way to work today I leaned out of my car window and yelled “Move it or lose it you old dildo!” to a sweet little old lady who was going a bit too slow on the freeway. Now did I have to do this? Did I also have to add insult to injury by giving her and the rest of the nuns she was with the finger? No I didn’t, but I felt entitled to do so by a lack of conscience and a moral deficit! Why I’ll bet with a little ol’ tyme religion that I’d be back on track in no tyme! You don’t see Jesus out pissing in an allyway or breaking windows with a slingshot,( which, by the way, I have done also ). You don’t see God letting children die of horrible diseases or letting natural disasters kill thousands……oh, yeah..He does? He does. Scratch that then.
The point is that you need a book and the fear of a lake of eternal fire to be an upstanding person and if you don’t believe in these things, just fake it to be safe! You wouldn’t want the ark to sail without you right?! Just imagine what it would be like to be standing all alone at the great cosmic bus stop like Kirk Cameron in Left Behind. You’d never eat the bread ‘o’ life with Jesus and all of the other holy fuckers up there, you’d be cursed to walk the Earth in Chuck Taylors and skinny jeans while wearing a funny hat and listening to music that has no fucking guitar riffs! Now thats what I call Hell! Some call it Northeast Portland, Oregon!
I go now to seek out Tom Cruise and find out just exactly what my Thetan level is and how I can rid myself of those bastards. Maybe we will go couch jumping or something with John Travolta and the gang of Hollyweird schizos and shit! All I know is that I GOTTA find me a fucking god! The void is just too great and sensability just ain’t enough to quench the desire to follow like an idiot and glaze my eyes over with the love of the holy spook! I will now look for a blind asshole to follow and when the shit that he makes up gets too fucking insane, I will know that I have hit the motherlode! Peace and prosperity to all of my bretheren in..well, whatever shit I choose to follow aimlessly!
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I have taken a small sabbatical from posting because my daughter spilled juice on my computer and it’s toast! I am here at work posting with limited time but at least I’m able to lend to the chaos that is having a strong opinion. The good news is that marriage equality is gaining good ground every day and the NSA is keeping us really safe by watching us masturbate! We wouldn’t want those goddamned terrorists assembling bombs on OUR dick-beating time now would we? The debate on Syria has taken a different turn with our staunch ally Great Britain saying, “Cheerio you stupid fucks, hows about you bankrupt yourselves going to war with yet ANOTHER bunch of assholes who hate us!’ Outstanding! I say, let us send them our street bums in the form of Soylent Green and concentrate our money over here on at least attempting to solve one whole domestic problem! We have several unfinished ones that we never seem to use total concentration on before we move onto the next one that we will leave hanging. The light bulb headed idiot in the White House has issued a statement that the right thing to do is to initiate yet ANOTHER ill-conceived strike on yet ANOTHER Middle Eastern nation resulting in yet ANOTHER financial downturn for the people that actually support this country, the middle class! But take heart citizens, the super rich will war profiteer off of this one too and you will receive only bullshit rhetoric from the AIC ( Assholes in Charge ). Why just a little while ago Halliburton was fleecing our own soldiers for poor to non-existent services and overcharging the Gub for fuel! Ahhh, the memories!
Well, saddle up America! You’re the ones sitting back and letting this shit happen and just voting in the next mouthpiece for the rich, so enjoy the ride while Souros, the Koch brothers, Eric Prince and a long list of other evil assholes gobble up your money and trash your economy once more!
Kids here are going hungry as we spend millions of tax dollars helping ungrateful nations and giving welfare to idiots that will never find their way in life. We spend millions doing surgery on idiot drug addicts and other reprobates so that they can go right back on the street and use again. The choice should go to those that are in real need and those who don’t need should be given the shine! The people of this country need to get their collective heads out of their collective fat asses and get some real values back! There are children dying in every third world nation across the globe, but we need to bomb Syria to save the most publicized ones?! Get real! I had some ignorant lemming compare us not going to war with Syria like hesitating to save Europe from Hitler! Really?! The social PC pressure is on to completely back the insane decisions of Obama The Christ and leave common sense in the dust. Sorry, the people in the Middle East will be killing each other for years to come AFTER the Syrian conflict is a distant memory in everyone’s eyes because that is the way of fanatical religion and despotic dictatorships!
I, for one, am totally against this insanity unless we go over and bulldoze the whole thing and put up hotels and 7-11s to compensate for the lost funds footed by the middle class. I will now end this rant before I go totally overboard and turn to attacking welfare idiots again. Thanks again to the unfaithful for tuning in again to my never ending angst!
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I have many times come upon a news story in the self-serving ratings-grabbing media that has left me sticking my fingers down my throat making vomiting noises. Today I will elaborate and demonstrate the very loads of shit and drivel to which I refer!
I read that that attention grabbing fat fuck Oprah was being a fucking bitch,( as usual ), in Zurich by pulling the race card as self-important assholes usually do. Well, I dismissed the news story because I know Goddamned well that EVERYONE knows who that asshole Oprah is and just wanted the Goddamned money for the handbag because these asshole stars are always throwing their CONSIDERABLE weight around. There IS NO story here, period! Reasonable logical people do NOT rely on celebrities for instruction in how to conduct their lives. We use evidence and reason. not hype, to make informed decisions that effect our lives. I don’t give two brass plated fucks about what Angelina and the kids are doing, I pay attention to Brad and the lessons I can learn from World War Z! He actually demonstrated a very important thing that people who want to survive a zombie apocalypse need to know! NEVER get caught in a densely populated area and don’t LIVE in such an area! Get to an area of fresh water and wide open spaces, point taken! The point is to not listen to the magic box in the living room to tell you how to live! Also, don’t believe any Demoncrats or Republicunts! Be logical and pragmatic, be in the middle.
Point 1-Zimmerman identified as Hispanic, so it was Hispanic on black crime. Media distortion over!
Point 2-Paula Deen stupidly, in this fucking liberal society, admitted to using the N-Word 20+ years ago. I don’t give a rats ass about her personal leanings as long as her fried chicken kicks ASS! How many motherfuckers have these thoughts and NEVER get vilified for it? Duck fuckin’ Dynasty anyone?
Point 3-Black leaders pressure people to sit on their ass and do nothing. Other communities look at each other with puzzlement when you ask who their ‘leaders’ are. Why? Because others exist in their communities without self-appointed assholes like Sharpton and Jackson telling them what to think and do! These idiots have done nothing but feed off of the dependency that they have fostered in their own communities. The moral of the story? Stop listening to these self-appointed assholes, start taking care of your illegitimate children and get a fucking job! No one is getting on you for more melanin in your skin, we just get on you for crying ‘poor me’ and rejecting personal responsibility. I know that the liberal assholes today don’t know what personal responsibility is, but logical reasonable people do!
Barack Obama identifies with his African roots and that is great! We have an American President with African heritage, awesome! The fact is is that racism will ALWAYS exist as long as differences in appearance exist, that is fact. Smart people are able to see past this, ignorant people are not. We live in a world of 90% followers so what does that say to anyone? It says that sheeple will believe anything that the magic box in the living room tells them! Thus, we must believe that unless the 10% of forward thinkers takes control of these idiots, then nothing significant will happen. People need to be lead, they cannot exist without leadership. Look at the Mormon religion. It has NO BASIS in proof but has 13 million moron followers! If this is not a scathing indictment of humanity, I don’t know what is!
When the shit hits the fan the liberal PETA assholes are gonna thank fucking christ for gun-toting, survivalist meat-eating hunters who had the mind to prepare for an emergency! Anyone without a marketable skill, say a career welfare asshole, will have no use in a society and will be left to die! All dumbshit observations like ‘they were kept ignorant’, or ‘they don’t know any better’ won’t be worth a piss in Hell. Everybody will be expected to produce or be turned out to perish the way it should be! Here is MY social contract! If you work, you eat! If you don’t work, you perish, PERIOD! Fuck political correct Naziism and liberalism, none of this shit works in an emergency because it involves letting a facet of humanity sit on their asses due to an imaginary slight!
African slave traders sold their people into slavery in the beginning of slavery and are STILL selling people into slavery now! I don’t own ANY of this! Put the blame where it belongs and tell the truth, if the Africans had had the same technology then they would have committed the same atrocities as the conquerors of yesteryear! Shit happens and GET BEYOND IT! I and all of my like-minded thinkers do not do ‘white guilt.’ We never will. Fuck liberals and their gun control and false racist calls, AND their unrealistic idiot expectations of the human race. Fuck Republicunts and religion!
I’m off to enjoy Paula Deen fried chicken and Venison steak shot between the eyes by yours truly! Politically correct people, go fuck yourselves in your fucking asses and keep your feel-good bullshit to yourself! My folks, promote bio-energy, solar and water power, grow your own gardens, raise your own beef/pork, hunt and live off of the grid. Take reason and logic to heart and apply it to your every day life. Kill your TV and listen to your network of people. Peace out people!