3:00 PM yesterday
commented on I Sat In on My Son’s Sex-Ed Class, and I Was Shocked by What I Heard
I went to school in Britain in the 1970s. Religious Education was legally required to be taught, but schools were allowed to take a very broad definition of it. From ages 13-16, that class consisted of a vast array of socially useful info, from how to write checks, to how to distinguish between good and bad recreational drugs, to sex (mechanics and etiquette). I don't remember any actual religion coming into it, once I attained teenage years. It was awesome.
commented on Last Days: The Week in Review
@5: I thought the same thing, but then I realised that "Leader of the Free World" is only ever used to describe American Presidents, not any actual other leaders of the other parts of the world that are just as free. It's probably a Fox News thing.