Thursday, October 18, 2007

Swedish Government Bans ID from Swedish Christian Schools

Looks like freedom of religion, freedom of thought and academic freedom are all taking a hit in Sweden:

The Swedish government is to crack down on the role religion plays in independent faith schools. The new rules will include a ban on biology teachers teaching creationism or 'intelligent design' alongside evolution.

"Pupils must be protected from all forms of fundamentalism," said Education Minister Jan Björklund to Dagens Nyheter.

"All forms of fundamentalism" except Darwinian Fundamentalism, that is. I wonder if information about the Cambrian fossils was banned too.

Of course, the US Supreme Court would find this a violation of the First Amendment if it happened here. But alas, it is Sweden.


At October 19, 2007 1:47 AM, Blogger Larry Fafarman said...

The news article also said,
>>>>>>Religious Education will remain on the curriculum and it will still be allowed to start the school day with prayers. <<<<<<

So in regard to the separation of church and state (particularly considering that criticism of Darwinism is not necessarily religious), it looks like the Swedes strained at a gnat and swallowed a camel.


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