Sunday, April 26, 2009

Atheist School Campaign

A UK atheist group associated with Richard Dawkins is attempting to take its message to schools.
the initiative aims to establish a network of atheist societies in schools to counter the role of Christianity...Chloë Clifford-Frith, AHS co-founder, said that the societies would act as a direct challenge to the Christian message being taught in schools.
Naturally, some are horrified.
Simon Calvert of the Christian Institute said: "Atheists are becoming increasingly militant in their desperate attempts to stamp out faith. It is deeply worrying that they now want to use children to attack the Christian ethos of their schools. 

"Many parents will also be anxious at the thought of militant atheists targeting their children."

What about atheist parents anxious at the thought of militant Christians targeting their children? If it is alright to indoctrinate children in Christianity, what's wrong with atheists offering a differing point of view?


According to Adrian Hayter at The Atheist Blogger, who is a member of the AHS, the Telegraph story is misleading about what the organization is trying to accomplish.


  1. Thank you for the update. It's a little misleading of the Telegraph to refer to college students (those who would be involved in the program) as "children".

  2. Yeah, although that is a typical media thing to do, depending on a story's angle.