Abolishing right and wrong
We have a state education system which is becoming secularised, the nation’s religion is relativised, and the legal requirement for a daily act of worship is widely ignored by teachers, governors, and even Ofsted inspectors. There is no ‘truth’, no sense of responsibility, no absolute demand that can be made, because notions of ‘truth’ and ‘right’ have simply become what one chooses them to be. Children are to be taught as part of the national curriculum that essentially what they believe is true; what they feel is right.
And which path will children follow when they are no longer taught right from wrong? Is this a strategy for a more cohesive or stable society? No, it is a recipe for lawlessness and confusion as every man does what is right in his own eyes (Judges 21:25).
Faith-based education may have its detractors, but those who pretend that education provided by the state is either religiously or morally neutral are deceiving themselves. Cranmer wonders, in the present climate, if faith schools – of whatever theological foundation – are not the lesser evil…