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Religion in Education
Two members of Leicester Secular Society are Humanist observers on their respective Standing Advisory
Councils on Religious Education (SACREs). These bodies oversee the RE curriculum for most state schools.
The Christian Church has over 300 different branches and some 20,000 different
denominations and sects. Some of these sects are of course claimed, by other sects, not to be Christians at all!
The essential requirement would seem to be some basis of belief in the teachings of
of Nazareth, and counting him as the "Christ" or "Annointed One" or
"Messiah", however this is interpreted.
General links about christianity
Links to Commentaries on the Bible
The Christian Bible exists in numerous different editions, and is a compilation of many smaller books,
translated from the original Hebrew, Aramaic or Greek. The component books include history, propaganda,
poetry, law, prophecy, morality, and fiction, and were written over hundreds of years, from Y-600 to Y200.
Although described as "the word of God" these books were of course written by human beings.
The version of the bible used by Catholic and Orthodox Churches include extra books, known as the Apocrypha
Among the early Christian writings there are other gospels (e.g. Thomas' Gospel) which often disagree with each
other and with the four that made it to the accepted New Testament after the Council of Nicea in 382 and
the Council of Trent in 1545-47.
Mohammed and History of Islam
Islam at present
The Mohammed cartoons issue
Skeptical Comment and Information
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