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Questions Of Faith

by | 16th, October 2006

SO what did you learn at school today, Armani?

The little love’s eyes shine. “Well,” she says, “I learnt that non-believers are infidels who should be forcibly converted lest they burn in the very pits of hell and have their eyes plucked out by Beelzebub’s barbed tail. So, mother… (Armani removes the bolt from her pierced navel and brandishes it). “Do you believe?!”

Of course, things need not turn out like that. Legislating for 25 per cent of all faith schools to make room for non-believers may turn non-Jewish children on to the wonders of fried crispy bacon and Roman Catholics to condoms. Look on as the godless priapic youth at the Islamic school hears about so many virgins and loadsa shagging in paradise.

Such are the challenges facing Alan Johnson, the Education Secretary, who is, as the Times reports, expected to suggest that mixing believers and the godless will “help to ease racial tensions, break down barriers and give parents who admire the discipline and ethos of faith schools more choice.”

In a leaked letter, Mr Johnson says: “Faith schools have been the subject of a great deal of debate in the Lords so far, and concern about their impact unites peers from across the House."

The Telegraph notes that the Church of England has already announced it will set

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