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Godless Education is like Military Intelligence

The High Court has knocked down the Federal Government's funding for the School Chaplaincy program. Simply said, the Constitution does not permit the Federal Government to directly fund school programs. It must, and perhaps will, do it through the State Governments, if they agree. The unGodly commentators are rapturous, but so far not translated into glory. Crikey betrays its own particular bigotry by urging us to "Get God out of State Schools". How disappointing that a journal of commentary has to stoop to prejudice to make a point. Leave aside whether, if there be a God, we could keep him out by the authority of a human court, no matter how High. Once schools and Universities were places where a broad education was possible. Curricula are slimmer now than ever. Once you could do three foreign languages, including a few dead ones. Once you could be exposed to a view of the development of humanity that helped you to understand the role, for better or worse, played b