The herald is reporting that the Sydney Anglican Diocese is worried that ethics classes are decimating scripture class (aka special religious education, or SRE) attendence. Wow, I thought.. there’s only 1 in 10 students stilll attending of those who were in class prior to the trials. It turns out that they’ve lost 30 to 47% and perhaps up to 60% in places, according to the report in the Herald, and from the Diocese’s own press release. It turns out that the Anglicans are not only against people being taught ethics, but they can’t count either (or are they being unethical and alarmist in their reporting?)
It appears that the church is worried that the ethics class isn’t religious in nature. I thought that was the point; ethics underpins religion, not overlays on it; you can have ethics without religion, but not the other way around (unless you’re catholic, of course).
Hey,Â Pell. I’m good without god – any god, let alone yours. Get over it.