No superstition in education
RE: School systems
Actually the separate school advocates need to appreciate that it is not so much about getting rid of their system as much as it is about amalgamating and streamlining our education systems to benefit everyone with all that is best within those systems. No choice is being taken away. You can worship at home, church, temple, mosque or even worship in public, if you so wish.
At school not so much. Why? Because schools are not places of worship and certainly should never be considered a place to promote faith. Knowledge about all that we have learned from evidence and investigation is what a place of education is for. Books of faith could be studied as part of literature but even here all faith books should be offered for study. Superstition and myth is allowed, at your pleasure, but has no place in an educational institution. Think secular society here. Keep it where it belongs — in houses of worship not places of higher education.
The most important thing we can do for society is to educate our children and in a perfect world let them decide if faith is something they wish to pursue when they have the knowledge to make that decision on their own. Brad Widerman, Stoney Creek