Religion lessons in schools divide parents

Parents are at a crossroads over whether religion lessons should be allowed in the classroom.

Hundreds of primary schools “close” during class time so religious teachers can come in and teach Bible-based values, and parents must opt out if they do not want their children to attend.

A group of rationalists has launched a campaign to keep religion out of schools, saying it should be taught only as part of social studies or extra-curricular activities, and that prayer and Bible studies should ultimately be banned entirely.

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