I feel the need to share this article.. not just because it is a well argued piece on the issue of state funding of religious schools and need to take religion out of schools.. but the fact, which I only noticed after reading that the author is none other the Bjorn from ABBA.. is there no end to the man's talents!
Religion and schools don't mix | Björn Ulvaeus | Comment is free | guardian.co.ukIt is important to guarantee people the right to believe whatever they wish. But people should be free to choose their own ideology or belief system when they have become old enough to think for themselves.
Nobody should have to form an opinion on matters of such weight before they are ready to size up the arguments. Above all, children should be kept away from anything that bears even the slightest whiff of indoctrination. In fact, freedom from indoctrination ought to be a basic human right for all children.
P.S. no jokes about being "Bjorn again" allowed on the thread.