Thomas Paine on removing God from school:

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    “ It has been the error of the schools to teach astronomy, and all the other sciences, and subjects of natural philosophy, as accomplishments only; whereas they should be taught theologically, or with reference to the Being who is the author of them: for all the principles of science are of divine origin. Man cannot make, or invent, or contrive principles: he can only discover them; and he ought to look through the discovery to the Author.”
    “ The evil that has resulted from the error of the schools, in teaching natural philosophy as an accomplishment only, has been that of generating in the pupils a species of atheism. Instead of looking through the works of creation to the Creator himself, they stop short, and employ the knowledge they acquire to create doubts of his existence. They labour with studied ingenuity to ascribe every thing they behold to innate properties of matter, and jump over all the rest by saying, that matter is eternal.” “The Existence of God--1810”
     
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    As a non-believer, I agree ...sort of, that teaching the relation of all things to common laws,building blocks, whatever you wanna call them is good, if you think that is what God is, fine - I do not, but either way we are relating the same things in the same way (as long as we maintain logical analysis, and eschew blind faith).
     

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