Leaving Fundamentalism in the Guardian’s Comment is Free

I had an article published on the Guardian website last week.

It won’t contain any news for regular readers of this blog, but I’m very glad to see this conversation happening in the mass media at last, rather than a niche blog. And although the Grauniad wasn’t so kind as to link to my blog, I have been getting hits from people searching for Jonny Scaramanga (not to mention “Johnny Scaramanger”, “Jonny Scaremonger”, and miscellaneous misspellings).

So here we go:

Accelerated Christian Education’s fundamentalist curriculum is used by more than 50 British schools. It is known for silent classrooms where students teach themselves, using workbooks in isolated booths. Professor Harry Brighouse describes ACE’s view as “a teleological account of American history as leading to the ultimate fulfilment of God’s will“. You may be unsurprised to learn that ACE was founded in Texas. ACE made headlines last year for a science textbook that cites the existence of the Loch Ness monster as evidence against evolution. Despite this, government agency UK NARIC defended its decision to deem ACE’s in-house qualification, the International Certificate of Christian Education, comparable to A-levels. Incredibly, Nessie isn’t ACE’s most bizarre claim. Here are five more:

Continue reading at the Guardian…

Also, I don’t know if I mentioned this or not, but… LEAVING FUNDAMENTALISM IS NOW ON FACEBOOK!!!!!!!

About jonnyscaramanga

I grew up as a Christian fundamentalist in the UK. Now I am writing a book and blog about what that's like, and what fundamentalists believe.

Posted on February 4, 2013, in Accelerated Christian Education, Creationism, Education, Faith Schools, Fundamentalism, School of Tomorrow and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Nice work Jonny, glad the subject of the ACE curriculum has finally spilled over into the mainstream media.

  2. Wow! You certainly got a lot of comments on the Guardian article, though some of them were arguments between the commentators rather than direct interaction with your post. Good job on the post. It delivered a lot of concise information in a limited blog.

    ~Tim at http://jesuswithoutbaggage.wordpress.com/

  3. Well done! At least it’s in a popular newspaper read mostly by logically inclined people who are going to be very economical with their sympathies towards the irrational gassings contained in the ACE curriculum.

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