Nathanael Woodard, Founder of the Woodard Corporation of Anglican Catholic Schools in one of which I taught for twenty eight years, used to say that Education without Religion is pure evil. How right he was.
I am reminded of his words whenever I hear on the radio about the promotion of 'non-sectarian education'; throughout these islands and often, particularly, in Northern Ireland. This is, apparently, deemed an admirable thing, because 'sectarian' education is divisive. The card which the sharper has neatly concealed up his sleeve is the fact that 'non-sectarian education' is simply the ruthless imposition upon every child of the relativistic assumption that religious truth is a minor individual choice at the margin of community, rather than something central both to individuals and communities. Of course 'non-sectarian education' suits the secularists because they have their own thoroughly ruthless agenda with its own non-negotiable dogmas.
Suggest to these people that children should not be given Personal and Social Education (i.e. indoctrination on the rightness of sexual immorality and of perversion) because it is Divisive, and watch the steam come out of their ears. I've done it. It's not a pretty sight.
EDUCATION WITHOUT RELIGION IS PURE EVIL.