Nice going, New Zealand!
Well, finally a bit of good news this week. It seems as though a New Zealand Primary school is no longer offering Bible studies, as no one is actually interested in reading the damn thing. Hey, I speak from experience here: I am, after all, writing a book on the Bible, and trust me when I say it’s often a big snooze fest. It’s certainly not the kind of material I would recommend to kids (how can you even tell the story of Lot and not freak them out?).
What’s also relevant about this article is attendance really started to drop once a small group of about 50 kids started to opt out. This caused a snowball effect, and before you could say ‘bullshit’, the school was forced to pull this unpopular program. I figure this is a small microcosm of what we’re going to see in the coming decades. As more people opt-out of all this religious bullshit, they’ll be quickly followed by everyone else who doesn’t want to be bothered with any of this superstitious nonsense. Trust me, that’s a hell of a lot of people.
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