Faith School Menace

48 minutes 8.6/10 based on 52 votes

Richard Dawkins takes on faith based schools in Britain.  Around one in every three publicly funded schools in the UK have a religious affiliation. Richard Dawkins says that ‘enough is enough.’

In this passionately argued film, Dawkins calls on us to reconsider the consequences of faith education, which, he argues, bamboozles parents and indoctrinates and divides children.

 

It also features insights from child psychologists and key players in faith education as well as insights from both parents and pupils.

Dawkins also draws on his own personal history as a father, arguing that the government must stop funding new faith schools, and urges society to respect a child’s right to freedom of belief.

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  • guest

    The little kids at the end were awesome.  I loved the “How did the sun come?” question.

  • PamEllis

    I am in the U.S. and we have our own problems but I am saddened that UK tax money goes to schools that push religion AND that not all UK residents near the school could even attend if they wanted to.

    • smc

      same story here in the states

  • shanks

    listen to this man….HE IS SPEAKING THE TRUTH..DID U KNOW:atheism is d second most followed system after christianity in the u.s!!

    • JH

      That’s just a blatant lie.

  • Roy

    Get’em Richard

  • floppy01

    YES, enough of this faith based nonsense. Let’s stick to facts.

    Are the Bible Codes found at http://www.outersecrets.com/real/biblecode2a.htm faith based, or do they seem to be a little to real to be merely faith based.

  • HughJDork

    Richard Dawkins is no better than the fundamentalists he claims to be against. The “selfish gene” and idea of “memes” have already proven to have holes in them. Human logic is not infallible, even when it deals with Universal Darwinism. But then again, I guess its easier for people to transition from one belief system to a system of total unbelief…never settling for a more moderate position which reflects more thought on the subject than simply claiming to suddenly be using more reason than one other group of individuals

    • Enarka

      Richard Dawkins is actually better than the fundamentalists he claims to be against, if anything for the simple fact that he bases his proposals and theories upon FACTS instead of FAITH. Sure, he may be wrong, and may be proven wrong, but at least…his proposals are falsifiable. Gods aren’t.

  • Wheels

    Interesting documentary. But it is Irish against Brit and just a fight over land and ocupation. It just turned into this because most brits are prods.

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