Britain is not a secular country; it is supposed to be a Christian country. Religious (and in particular Christian) education is an important pert of general education. I do not agree that it should be abolished. Even if people do not believe in God, why whould children not have the oppportunity to learn about this issue that is important to such a large part of society, both here and abroad? For those who do have faith in God, having their children have the opportunity to study this, will be important as part of their faith. Finally, there is clear evidence that the seculirisation of Britain has has a negative impact on moral values etc of a whole genaration (for example, the behaviour of our youth) since the trend began. Whether people want to admit it or not, having some grounding and understanding of what religion teaches, and in particular, the Christian religion is important for the development of a morally-balanced society
Religious education should be an integral part of education in schools.