The “atheism is a faith position too” competition
Yes, it’s the old mantra, “atheism is a faith position too”.
In “On a Mission”, Education Guardian, Tues May 8th, Joanna Moorhead quotes head teacher Terry Boatwright (head of a religious school) as saying “Even people who don’t believe in God have a faith – they have faith that God doesn’t exist. People say: How dare you push your faith at young people? But a head who doesn’t believe is still a head with faith.”
So that’s why it’s ok for Boatwright to “push” his faith at kids.
The idea that science is also based on “faith” seems to be behind a lot of it (Juliana recently suggested this, I note). I think we should discuss that shortly…
Who can find the most irritating, sinister or downright funny use of this ever-popular myth? I’ll send the winner a signed (if desired) paperback copy of The War For Children’s Minds (published July).