Originally posted by googlefudge
No school should be permitted to teach ACE.
Nobody should accept it as a qualification.
People who have been abused by subjecting them to such trash should
be given the opportunity to catch up on the education they missed.
Which should be paid for by fining the morons who teach this nonsense
more money then they have and bankrupti ...[text shortened]... ct anything better from you.
Finally. Take it to spirituality.
This isn't a science topic.
As an atheist, I disapprove of education based upon promoting religion.
If Googlefudge were the Supreme Leader, then he might have the power
to ban all Christian education, if not also Christianity itself. (When some
regimes have attempted to eliminate Christianity by force, they have failed.)
In the meantime, however, I happen to be in a real world where not only are
many children being enrolled in Christian schools but also there are more
than a few qualified professional people who hold Christian beliefs that I reject.
I know, for instance, a lecturer, who does not accept the theory of evolution,
at a major Catholic university, and I can say that, apart from our religious
and political differences, he's generally a thoughtful person on most issues.
I know a doctor who holds some Christian beliefs that I consider nonsense,
yet I cannot say that I know that he's unqualified to practise medicine.
While I believe that 'Christian education' does harm in teaching pseudoscience,
I don't believe that it therefore it must offer no benefits in other ways.
I believe that a flawed education tends to be better than no education at all.
Should Afghan girls be sent to Islamic schools where they will learn how to
read and write in addition to being instructed to be devout Muslims? I would
prefer that these girls be sent to secular schools, but if their parents insist
they must attend such Islamic schools or none at all, then I would prefer that
these girls at least have the opportunity to learn how to read and write.
If a student with an ICCE (International Certificate of Christian Education)
applied to a university in order to study music and become a music teacher,
then would one necessarily be less qualified than one with a secular education?