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Ethics From The Outsider

Ethics From The Outsider
The Outsider

There’s a debate running in Australia whether school children who do not participate in religious studies should be taught Ethics as compensation for what they are missing out on.

‘Oh my god!…’ you might say (unless of course such an epithet should alternatively be expressed as “Oh my not-god’!) ‘…what is the world coming to when the very essence of what it means to be a human being is available only in scripture or its designated alternative?’

What about the amazing idea that ethics is implicit everywhere? In the way we teach science, maths, English, geography – even Boolean algebra – woodwork, design, physics and Italian.
Every communication we make to each other reflects a world view – and every world view communicates how we think we should live our lives.

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