Faith Issue in School Tackled

LazyLion

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A team of faith-based organisations is to develop an "anti-harmful" religious strategy in schools, Gauteng education MEC Barbara Creecy said on Monday.

"The practitioners from faith-based organisations are developing an anti-harmful religious practice strategy to guide and protect learners from spiritual attacks and abuse."

In a statement prepared for delivery at a signing ceremony with religious groups, Creecy said "harmful practices" included Satanism and occultism.

They were being dealt with as and when they arose and were reported.

"The situation in our schools is not at crisis level because teachers also offer spiritual support where they can, but when capacity is required, external help is arranged through districts," the MEC said.

The team will work together with the department's inclusive and special schools directorate to offer support with the consent of parents. The process is co-ordinated by the department's faith for quality education co-ordinators.

Creecy said: "The strategy will include the role of parents, teachers, and learners and will be in line with the department's religion policy in public schools."


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Date : 18 Mar 2013 15:25
 

daveza

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"The situation in our schools is not at crisis level because teachers also offer spiritual support where they can, but when capacity is required, external help is arranged through districts," the MEC said.
Really ? In secular schools ?

Are they now specialists in exorcism as well ?
 

ghoti

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Perhaps those religious people should go back to school and get an education, as they do not appear to be educated. The opposite of harmful is harmless. Not, "anti-harmful".

Keep religion out of school. Especially these idiots.
 

daveza

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The practitioners from faith-based organisations
Who are these 'practitioners' ? What is their training, what are there methods ?

If one of them came anywhere near my children they would find hell a much safer place.
 

OrbitalDawn

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Perhaps those religious people should go back to school and get an education, as they do not appear to be educated. The opposite of harmful is harmless. Not, "anti-harmful".

Keep religion out of school. Especially these idiots.
Harmless wouldn't be the correct word to use, though. "Harmless religious strategy" is not what they're going for. They're aiming for religious strategy that is anti-harmful things. Stupidly worded, but there you go.
 

OrbitalDawn

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One wonders how these officials would react to a practicing LaVeyan satanist child/parent situation.
 

daveza

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The strategy will include the role of parents, teachers, and learners and will be in line with the department's religion policy in public schools."
The departments religion policy is supposed to be that there is no religion policy.
 

ghoti

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Where the Scientologists and Iman`s contacted? Im sure they would love to contribute. Lets not forget the wiccans.
 
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Where the Scientologists and Iman`s contacted? Im sure they would love to contribute. Lets not forget the wiccans.
The fact that they are actively targeting satanism and occultism is contrary to freedom of religious affiliation, as protected by the constitution. Satanism is a religion, whether they approve of its doctrines or not. In fact I have met some pretty level-headed and rational LaVeyan satanists...
 

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The fact that they are actively targeting satanism and occultism is contrary to freedom of religious affiliation, as protected by the constitution. Satanism is a religion, whether they approve of its doctrines or not. In fact I have met some pretty level-headed and rational LaVeyan satanists...
Are we not passing up a great opportunity to remove thetans from our public schools there thereby save the world? :D
 
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