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Tuesday, February 20, 2018 

Haredis in London want schools to teach according to their narrow view of history/science

Seems there's a bunch there who want the education curriculum to reflect their view that the world is only several thousand years old:
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish group in London is understood to have written a letter urging teachers to boycott Government funding that would oblige them to teach “the lie that the world is ancient”, rather than 6,000 years old, as it says in the Bible.

The leaked document, written in ancient Hebrew, was reportedly sent to in January by the Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations, which has an affiliation of nearly 90 synagogues, as well as educational institutions.

The letter, which focuses on funding for schools in Hackney, north-east London, is said to state senior rabbis in the community met to review new Department of Education funding contracts.

It reveals they concluded signing the contracts could amount to heresy on grounds a clause they contain bans schools from promoting “views or theories as fact which is contrary to established scientific or historical evidence and explanations”, the Sunday Times reported.

This would preclude teachers from putting forward the view the Earth is only 6,000 years old. Scientific evidence points to the figure being out by around 4.5 billion years.
The irony is that the UK's educational curriculum has long done just that, and lately, it includes claiming homosexuality is genetic, and promoting distortions of gender, which led to a sad result coming from the Haredi community in Britain itself, and the additional irony is that, because of their concept of gender segregation, the Haredis have influenced homosexuality within their own community. And the UK's legal system has practically been making it illegal to criticize all these insane practices, save for selective choices, like the Islamists, and even some Haredis themselves.

And since when does it literally say in the Bible that the world is only several thousand years of age? I don't think that's the case; it's just superficial at best, but doesn't say it began merely a short era ago, nor does it deny the existence of dinosaurs, which existed millions of years prior to humanity. I don't recall anything in the Biblical verses I've read in the past that contradict science. Otherwise, what would be the point of developing machinery and health food?

Whoever these jerks are who gave the press something to write about, they've done the Jewish community as a whole a terrible disfavor by taking attention away from more important issues like Islamofascism.

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