Originally Posted by Sirius
Work it out from my age
Attitudes have changed greatly since then. At the very least, political correctness has ensured that there is less (if any) focus on "this is how it is and you should believe it" in RE these days apart from within faith-schools.
Originally Posted by Damien
No. They want traces of it removed from public life so that it doesn't have a influence of those who don't share that belief. Such as the influence against Gay Marriage.
I get that - but read any thread on any forum about religion, faith and beliefs and you will always get members of the anti-religion brigade wanting it to be removed from public life purely because they don't agree with it. The Humanists are notorious for it. Not suggesting all
Humanists are but many atheists use it as a vehicle for their evangelising, precisely what they criticise those with faith for doing.
Usually they are so viciously anti-religion that they view any promotion of RE as acceptance and validation of religious belief. This alone is a good enough reason to ensure the next generation do not share their ignorance.