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Creationism to be banished from Swedish schools

Published October 18th, 2007 by Bobby Henderson

The Swedish government is to crack down on the role religion plays in independent faith schools. The new rules will include a ban on biology teachers teaching creationism or ‘intelligent design’ alongside evolution.

“Pupils must be protected from all forms of fundamentalism,” said Education Minister Jan Björklund to Dagens Nyheter.

Some Christian schools teach biology students that the world and the organisms on it were created by a supreme being. This is often presented as another valid scientific theory alongside evolution – something most scientists reject.

Religious Education will remain on the curriculum and it will still be allowed to start the school day with prayers. But in classes teachers will be expected to stick to the curriculum.

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75 Responses to “Creationism to be banished from Swedish schools”

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  1. MrGnidleif says:

    Oh yeah go Sweden! This moment is one of those moments when I actually feel proud to be Swedish and I rejoice not being born somewhere else :D

  2. ValkyriePariah says:

    More power to Sweden! Hopefully now less profs and teachers will get fired due to the result of them saying something that religious childrens’ parents would rather not have them say. *cough**cough* You know things like how god isn’t real and that the world was not made by a deity and such.

  3. Swedish Meatball says:

    I had no idea this had been done! Go my country, go!
    The only thing left is to build a great dome so the climate turns tropical, and I can wear less clothes at all times. I prefer to be as undressed as possible at most occasions, not naked though, except at home of course.

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