Christians? have been working towards this for the past decade in Australian schooling — Christians trying to block the establishment of an Islamic school. A group calling itself the Christian Camden Ministers’ Fraternal submitted the most extraordinary objection to the Land and Environment Court claiming an Islamic school in Camden would be an attack on Australian values.
The Fraternal leaders from local Catholic, Anglican, Presbyterian and Baptist churches and schools — warns Camden it will go the way of our 'Sydney Mecca', Auburn, Bankstown, Lakemba and Liverpool, where the predominantly Muslim community seeks to dominate public space.
Christian churches and communities have benefited from government generosity - meaning us tax payers - to establish hundreds of Christian faith industry schools over the past years, many publicly funded up to 80 per cent, but apparently Muslims should not, and in my opinion none should whatever their denomination.
What is laughable is that everything the ministers say would go wrong if an Islamic school is established, is already happening in many communities because of Christian faith industry schools.
The main concern seems to be an Islamic agenda of social change — as if a rash of school building by various Christian faiths had no such agenda.
This is preacher-speak for a dire future for Camden where Christians will cower as jihadist take over the streets.
Most residents of Camden are in blissful ignorance that the Christians were in charge of the streets to start with.
But the downside of having many new faith-based schools is already with us. Local public schools and communities are suffering as various faiths, mainly Christian, build as many schools as possible with as much public money as possible, often in areas that will not sustain them, and this trend will continue as long as the reluctance for intelligent former Christians refuse to believe that the almighty made dinosaurs about 50,000 years ago
Catholic Archbishop of Sydney Cardinal George Pell - This goofy guy - a rightous 'Foot in mouth' lamented his archdiocese schools do not educate their share of children from low-income families. But he also called Islam the new communism’’ and claimed secular democracy is an emptiness, predicting it will be "filled with darkness".
Out of a 21 million population, only about 1.5 million Australians regularly go to church, any church.
So I guess about 19.5 million of us will be in the emptiness together waiting for the darkness to descend.
The submission contained much fear about what might be taught in Islamic schools. But no one knows a lot about what is taught in any faith-based school, as checks are minimal and often limited to viewing written programs.
But, rest assured, Islamic schools do not teach the fairytale that the world was created in six days 2000 years ago — as 200,000 Australian children are taught today in evangelical Christian schools.
These include 'God made fish and He made them on day five’ and dinosaurs from a biblical perspective.
One non-religious objection to the Camden Islamic school by the ministers was, there are other independent schools in this area which are well short of full enrolment. And that might reveal the biggest Christian fear of all.
Mind you, some Muslim organisations are not helping. On the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils website, where you can find a directory for Islamic schools, one reason given for women to wear the hijab is that in ‘ ancient Hellas’ prostitutes and female slaves were forced to go bareheaded and unprotected against being accosted.
I mention this like many of us to ensure both Christians and Muslims are offended and will equally accuse me of stirring up religious animosity.
I would like to ban the building of any new faith industry-based school. But expect more of this nonsense until governments return to making public schools a national priority.