Not wanting to derail another thread, I have been prompted to start a new one. What would be the pros and cons of a pure atheist controlled education system? I would suggest that religion would still be taught, probably more so than it is today. The difference, however, would be to include Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Judaism and ancient religions, along with other ways of life such as Buddhism and Confucianism. The fundamental difference would be that the concept of god is taught as a theory and not as a fact. Also, another big part of religion, morals, would also be presented as a product of evolution and not religion - of which there is increasingly mounting evidence to support. In addition to the obvious religious changes, I think curriculum would be more likely to adapt at a faster rate where feasible. Atheists, by and large, are motivated by the search for truth - so they would want the most up to date truth being taught at any given time. So, opinions? I can't think of any real downsides, but I'm biased.