The idea of history as progress is underpinned by a hidden theology | Giles Fraser

Mar 8, 2013 Full story: The Guardian

'Michael Gove's new proposals for the teaching of history are shaped by a deep-seated Christian presumption about what history is there to teach us'. Photograph: Eddie Mulholland/Rex Features It is so much easier to rid the world of theology than it is to rid the world of its influence.

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#1 Mar 8, 2013
"It is so much easier to rid the world of theology than it is to rid the world of its influence."

Similarly, in an apt analogy:

It is so much easier to stop a child from being molested by a catholic priest than it is to help the child get over the emotional damage.

Hamilton, UK

#2 Mar 9, 2013
Gove, Cameron, Pickles, Warsi.. there are so many backward reactionaries in this government. If only the other parties would accept that spending the UK's way way out of a debt crisis is a bad option we could ditch these Conservative leaders. Poor as it is, these Tories do have (or are seen to have) a better grasp of the fundamental economic problems.

Cameron has openly said that he 'does do God'. That partly explains Gove's attack on History teaching and what they do to segregate children according to their parents' religious delusions. History should be left to the various historians to teach and children should be educated together, free from religious dogmas.

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