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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Faith Based School Funding III

The Canadian Jewish Congress has launched an ad attacking Mr. McGuinty for his unfair and hypocritical stand regarding religious school funding.

(and once again, I still don't like Tory's idea as it presently stands... however, it does appear that the move was a smart one politically)

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  • At Wed. Sep. 05, 04:11:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I've been doing my family genealogy - they were among the first settlers in Canada....anyway, in reading material from way back on the settlers - when the Constitution was made about a Catholic school system it was more about Protestants and Catholics not getting along. In fact, if one married into the other's faith they were disowned from the family - boy we've come a long way.

    Also, Bill Davis succumbed the pressure of the Catholic Cardinal (Carter) at the time that if he didn't co-operate then he would get no Catholic votes. Again, it's about votes.

    I don't believe in Tory's plan at all and the history of the issue convinces me more. Tory is vote buying - using a big mistake Bill Davis made.

    This will lead to no end of troubles - why not keep it simple. All Canadian children have access to education and no one is denied their religious beliefs - pretty good if you ask me.

  • At Wed. Sep. 05, 04:23:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I don't like Tories plan, BUT, it's one choice closer than status-quo.

    Want to read something that will really tick you off, read what our education minister had to say about Catholic schools and creationism.

  • At Wed. Sep. 05, 06:16:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    Anon@4:11, the problem is that our current system open teaches the tenants of humanism, under the guise of "secularism"... one of the main reasons my parents took me out of the public system in Grade 4.

  • At Wed. Sep. 05, 06:52:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I'm sorry but faith based schools are more about brainwashing than anything else.

    Our educational system is to teach reading, writing, math, history etc.

    You have churches/synagogues, etc to teach religion - enough already.

    Religion 24/7 is brainwashing pure and simple.

  • At Wed. Sep. 05, 07:52:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    Funny, your comment rings of humanistic brainwashing...

    For the record, any "religious" teaching at my school was limited to a few classes a week... the main difference was that they weren't seeking to ram secularist/humanistic philosophies down our throats like they do in the "secular" public education system... and I know that for a fact having gone for all five years to a public high school.

    (guess they didn't succeed in deprogramming me)

  • At Wed. Sep. 05, 09:21:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger BEAJ said…

    Tory committed political suicide today by opening the door for creationism/ID to be taught as a valid scientific theory with my tax dollars.

    Ontario voters aren't US voters. He is dead meat.

  • At Thu. Sep. 06, 02:56:00 a.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    To make the system fair we have two choices:
    One is to extend funding to all faithbased schools which meet certain standards on a common curriculum (languages, math, sciences, etc).
    The other is to withdraw public funds from catholic schools and only offer one publicly funded schoolsystem.
    The second one is political suicide.

    I wouldn't even call creationism science. It's based on faith and not on evidence. As long as the theory of evolution is also taught alongside I don't have a huge problem with creationism being taught. The kids will make up their own mind.
    It should be up to the parent to decide which school they want to send their kids too.

  • At Thu. Sep. 06, 02:59:00 a.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    What do you think the catholic schools teach now (with your tax dollar)?
    Creationism would be a safe bet...

    Tory was stating the obvious. Enough of this fake outrage already.


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