Taking God out of school - first episode....

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ingwe (September 17, 2014, 23:44:16 PM):
This whole topic needs to be kept in the public eye with as many people commenting on the misinformation being published in much of the press. In 2009 George Claasen suddenly deleted his blog "Prometheus Ongebonde" without giving any reason to those who were regular visitors. It was rumored that his posts about religion in schools had not set well with various groups and that pressure was brought on his family by the fundamental groups involved. If this was the case we all owe it to him and his family to continue with this process. I am surprised that it has taken another four or five years for this to happen.
Brian (September 18, 2014, 09:31:08 AM):
I was in contact with George and he admitted that his family and himself personally were threatened with their lives; needs to put bread on the table and consequently he shut up...sad at so many levels.
Jacques (September 19, 2014, 13:45:16 PM):
The podcast of today's chat with Eusebius on this topic - https://soundcloud.com/powerfm987/is-it-ok-for-state-schools-to-have-a-religious-ethos
Hermes (September 19, 2014, 15:05:16 PM):
That was eloquently reasoned, Jacques. Thanks for posting the link here.

I'm pleased with the publicity, but it's sad to hear people calling in not even grasping the notion of motivating a position.
BoogieMonster (September 19, 2014, 16:22:10 PM):
Jacques, you speak so well! :P

Seriously, well done. You do seem to have a knack for elucidating your points quite gracefully and, as much as possible, not kicking the hornet's nest. As I've hinted before, it's not something I myself "excel" in. Respect.

I'm quite surprised, although I shouldn't be given our diverse country, how many people out there actually agree. Sure you get the odd guy phoning in going "Religion good, hmkay?", most of them seem to see the point in one way or another.


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