More of the same from our atheist friends in England.
After the fine examples set for us by the moral and ethical doctrines of the Soviet Union, China, North Korea and Cambodia under Pol Pot it's a wonder that every one hasn't abandoned religion for the higher moral ground of atheism.The National Federation of Atheist, Humanist and Secular Student Societies (AHS) plans to launch a recruitment drive this summer.
Backed by professors Richard Dawkins and AC Grayling, the initiative aims to establish a network of atheist societies in schools to counter the role of Christianity.
It will coincide with the first atheist summer camp for children that will teach that religious belief and doctrines can prevent ethical and moral behaviour.
The federation aims to encourage students to lobby their schools and local authorities over what is taught in RE lessons and to call for daily acts of collective worship to be scrapped. It wants the societies to hold talks and educational events to persuade students not to believe in God.
ChloŽ Clifford-Frith, AHS co-founder, said that the societies would act as a direct challenge to the Christian message being taught in schools.
She expressed concern that Christian Unions could influence vulnerable teenagers looking for a club to belong to with fundamentalist doctrine.
In particular, she claimed that some students were being told that homosexuality is a sin and to believe the Biblical account of creation.
"We want to point out how silly some of these beliefs are and hope that these groups will help to do that," she said.
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