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by Marks
Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:33 pm
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: Exempt Letter to teacher?
Replies: 32
Views: 13532

Re: Exempt Letter to teacher?

The teacher is spoofing as you have the Constitutional Right to exempt your child out of this course. There is a section in the Irish Human Rights Commission’s Report on this course and I am providing a link to it. http://www.ihrc.ie/download/pdf/religionandeducationpdf.pdf Please read page 26 of th...
by Marks
Sat Aug 27, 2011 11:54 am
Forum: Off Topic, everything else.
Topic: My Cancer
Replies: 12
Views: 7192

Re: My Cancer

Good news indeed.
by Marks
Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:10 pm
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: Share the Good News!
Replies: 3
Views: 2618

Re: Share the Good News!

It’s hard to know what to say about all this. But it seems that this kind of behaviour is what constitutes ‘respect’ in Ireland. This is how the Irish State protects the inalienable rights of non-religious parents. They ‘provide for’ the education of minorities in Catholic schools and then permit th...
by Marks
Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:53 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: David quinn doesn't like me!
Replies: 23
Views: 11483

Re: David quinn doesn't like me!

ps. Marks the quote was from SueH and not sieghard Sorry about that must have hit the wrong quote button. I'm really interested in this area at the moment. I am just reading the Religious Dimension of Education in a Catholic School, Guidelines for Reflection and Renewal, Congregation for Catholic E...
by Marks
Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:37 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: David quinn doesn't like me!
Replies: 23
Views: 11483

Re: David quinn doesn't like me!

That goes for the teachers too. you are expected to bring your charges to mass and sit through it with them and you have to attend staff days on the school religious ethos and be expected to uphold it and be present for prayers and ceremonies. you have to listen to a daily morning prayer over the i...
by Marks
Sat Aug 13, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: Junior Certificate Religeous Education Exam
Replies: 29
Views: 13719

Re: Junior Certificate Religeous Education Exam

Below are the aims of the Junior Certificate Religious Education Syllabus. This State syllabus is supposed to be for all religions and none. This is the Irish State taking a neutral position. As you will see from the aims of the religious education course the purpose is to foster an awareness that t...
by Marks
Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:01 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: David quinn doesn't like me!
Replies: 23
Views: 11483

Re: David quinn doesn't like me!

http://www.ionainstitute.ie/assets/files/Irish%20College%20talk.pdf The above is the link to the talk given by David Quinn of the Iona Institute. Of course he forgot to mention that young children imitate and will just repeat the prayers. What does he expect them to do? Is the teacher to say to the ...
by Marks
Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:10 pm
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: Schools to increase focus on literacy, maths
Replies: 26
Views: 11898

Re: Schools to increase focus on literacy, maths

The problem is that neither the NCCA nor the Dept of Education recognises that the Religious Education course under the curriculum breaches the rights of minorities. Despite the fact that the majority of schools deliver the course through the eyes of the Catholic Church that is of no concern to the ...
by Marks
Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: Schools to increase focus on literacy, maths
Replies: 26
Views: 11898

Re: Schools to increase focus on literacy, maths

This is already happening at second level. All schools are obliged to teach Religious Instruction at Second Level. What they are doing is combining the Religious Education Course under the Curriculum with the Guidelines for the Faith Formation and development of Catholic Students. They present this ...
by Marks
Thu Jun 30, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Getting Stoned
Replies: 4
Views: 2826

Re: Getting Stoned

It may seem that this is some far away notion from Islamists in Riyadh. However at the Conference hosted by the Irish Human Rights Commission last November someone representing Imam Hussein Halawa from the Irish Council of Imams in a speech said that :- No faith is dangerous as religion equals being...