Monday, 7 January 2013

"Indonesia Envisions More Religion in Schools"

This is exactly the way to increase tolerance and spur economic development. Not.  Give more instruction in religion (aka, "Islam"), which believes in the suppression of non-Muslims and in Creationism.... News from "moderate Muslim country", Indonesia:
Officials who back the changes say that more religious instruction is needed because a lack of moral development has led to an increase in violence and vandalism among youths, and that could fuel social unrest and corruption in the future.
“Right now many students don’t have character, tolerance for others, empathy for others,” Musliar Kasim, the deputy minister of education, said in an interview in November. He proposed the changes in September. More.