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Friday, March 24, 2006

Religion and School

This post was inspired by Boris Johnson MP, Shadow Education Minister and his libertarian Tory ways towards this subject on question time last night.

As everyone who watches the news knows the has been a court case about a Muslim girl who has sent home for wearing her hijab the classic dress code of Muslims mainly the head scarf is most recognised when the word hijab is said. The girl lost the court case and the school managed to keep their specific dress code without having to change it for Islam. In my opinion I would allow the wearing of the hijab but then what they say when I cant wear my lamb flesh coat to school because I'm a Satanist they let the other religion wear their strange clothing. The government odviously recognizes the religion Islam in this country but religion not just Islam many times can appear to bypass the law and break rules because its a religion. Which is why a line has to be drawn to what rules are acceptable for a religion to bend and how quickly a religion is fully recognized as established by the government.

There are only so many religions that a school can accommodate in order to maintain a correctly dress code. I personally think uniforms should be kept one of the reasons why they exist is to maintain a type of equality but this is useless when the Satanists come along in their lamb flesh coats with tattoos on theirs are 3cm flesh hoops. Many people then begin saying "well they cant stay here they are different they look higher than the other kids in their snazy lamb flesh jackets and their big flesh hoops lets move them to another school". That's called segregation what the uniform was meant to stop in the first place now all the Muslims are in one school and all the Satanist in another.

Then you have the crowds of people who want to stop uniforms because they say "it takes away the child's individuality" well if clothes are the only thing which makes your child individual than you have a pretty pathetic excuse for a child.

As for private schools and their choice in what child wears what that's their choice due to it being a private school, but a certain policy should be made for public schools. There is a new problem with new religions and their customs coming into schools with already strictly established rules and the will have to be discussions.

In my opinion you cant win whatever you do your denying some freedom or segregating somebody whatever choice is made or denying people their human rights.


  • Those that insist on enforcing women’s dress codes which, in the most conservative examples, force women to go about in what could be viewed as ‘sacks’ with eye holes cut in them are not, in my view, protecting the honour of women. Rather they are dishonouring themselves by demonstrating that they don’t have the strength of character, sincerity of spirit or personal will to control their own basest instincts. The emotional (EQ) and spiritual (SQ) quotients of intelligence seem to be lacking in many. IQ is a ‘fluke’ and is not enough; the other two quotients are essential in large amounts to overcome issues of personal stupidity. Am I being kind or is it that many of these so called protectors of women suffer from plain old ‘dumbness’ borne of a cultural indoctrination that looks to the past and pleads for the return of the ‘dark ages’!

    By Blogger caliibre, at 1:08 AM  

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