Friday, February 29, 2008

Taking evidence seriously

"Muslim, Hindu, Sikh and Jewish Britons can rightly complain that the state has long funded Church of England and Roman Catholic schools. But the proper remedy is not to extend state patronage from Christianity to other superstitions; rather, it is to implement a complete separation of church from state, and more generally to insist that taxpayer-funded institutions have no business propagating dogmas unsupported by evidence." —Alan Sokal

1 comment:

Rafimous said...

Thats Ok.. but what kind of a society are you trying to create? whether people like it or not, this country has blossomed on the foundation of the church and it seems to me people that want to distance the church further really want to forget about this countries heritage. what next? the monarchy? what kind of identity would Alan like for this country? if any... and when this new identity (or lack of it) becomes even more mainstream, what becomes of our youth who seem to lack 'any' identity (over generalisation) and adopt a "hoodie-ism"...



playing the devils advocate...