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CONSCIENCES.

The proposed system of the Bible in schools violates, in aotion, the conscience of no one. The parents have peefeet freedom to have, or go without, religious instruction for their children. The statement made that the parent is not free beoause he must write a few lines to secure his freedom is unanswerable in its absurdity. Much has been said of alleged injustice to the teachers. While any such thing would be totally objeotionable, the broad princible must remembered that the children's interests come first. But it may be ebown that the teacher would suffer not at all. Some teachers are agnosticsWell and good. But they must at least admit that there are two sides of the question. For instance, in teaching Elizabethan history to a mixed class of Roman Catholics and Protestants they would be outraging their trust to inculcate partisan views on one side or the other.

As a matter of fact, all that is called for in such a case is the exercise of those pre , eminently teaoherlike qualities of taot and discretion. And so in oase of Biblical narrative The children are those of Christian paientß. The teacher, in giving the lesson, will res. peot the conviotions of others. The moral lesson to be imparted should unquestionably he esteemed a privilege, not a disability, to the .

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CONSCIENCES., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4416, 31 July 1914

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CONSCIENCES. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4416, 31 July 1914

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