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Humanists must see that religion still has its place

Brian McClinton's letter (Write Back, March 1) is surely rather illogical. How can teaching on religion include non-religion? Would any teacher teach English along with non-English, or maths along with non-maths?

And though he quotes 23% of people in a survey as having no religion, that does not necessarily mean they do not wish their children to be taught it - especially as, for 1,500 years, it has been the basis of our civilisation.

There are parents who never darken a church door, yet they send, or take, their children to Sunday school each week, as they still want them to have some basic Bible knowledge.

The Northern Ireland Humanist Association has a very long way to go to match the number of church members in the province.

So, if we live in a democracy, perhaps they should accept that the vast majority here want their children to be taught RE.


Tandragee, Co Armagh

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