Lack of religious education leaves pupils unprepared for life in 1951

17-09-17

MORE than a quarter of England’s secondary schools do not offer religious education, leaving pupils unable to cope with life in the early 1950s.

Research found that the lack of RE means youngsters are clueless when they go to church every Sunday and discriminates against the millions of British children who dream of becoming the Archbishop of Swansea.

The Reverend Jeffrey Muir said: “I first warned of this trend more than 10 years ago and was given an absolute reassurance that Mr Churchill would address the issue, but nothing was done.

“I understand he was fighting Hitler, but the war has been over for six years now and our schools are marching relentlessly towards godlessness. I’m not a fan of communism, but at least Mr Stalin keeps his promises.”

Tom Logan, a head teacher from Stevenage, said: “We teach RE by asking the children to watch Batman v Superman and Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ on their phones.

“Then they send us a Snapchat message saying which one was the most ridiculous. There’s no wrong answer.”

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