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Josephs, who was speaking at a session of Barbados Senor Parliament on home schooling, said that a universally accepted secular curriculum would eradicate any conflicts which may exist for none Christian members of Barbados.
He then went on to say Barbados should:
“Start with education reform by separating religious mumbo jumbo from serious secular notions..”
Father Lambert St. Rose said that this would be a recipe for wide scale civil and social unrest.
“With the absence of religious education in schools, the state is setting a presidency that it can ill afford. For without a moral consciousness man will lack a moral center. His mind and heart will lack the senses of virtues, values and valor. With all the intellectual powers at man’s disposal without an informed conscience the state is begging for social unrest and deviancy. Man is in need of an ethical center. A moral consciousness. If he is to function as a civilized being. ”
Josephs however said his comments were taken out of context:
“I was making the point that one of the features of about a modern democracy is to separate church from state like the Americans do. The problem in the Caribbean is that the state imposes a religion on young people.”
The Caribbean is one of the most religious regions in the world.
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