Russian news media Lenta.ru published yesterday horrifying news: Moscow State University is establishing an "inter-faculty course" (attending one of such courses is OBLIGATORY for some grades of students).
URL to a news is: http://lenta.ru/news/2013/08/20/orthodox/
A course annotation is published here: http://edu.msu.ru/mfk/attachment/119/annotation.pdf
I will translate exempts of it here:
Author: A.G. Hundjua, professor, Faculty of Physics, Moscow State University, Dr. of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
Course target: formation of an integral harmonic world appreciation in students.
… Roman Empire at the eve of Christian Era. Degradation of Antic Civilization and coming of Savior. Purpose of Life and sense of human being in Christianity. Acquirement of Moral Values. Spread of Christianity.
… Inquisition – spiritual court of Roman Catholic Church.
… Abduction and hypothetical character of evolutionary models.
…Choosing one’s world view (Weltanshauung). Goal and sense of a human’s life.
… Determinish and hypothesis on self-sufficiency of a human mind. Spread of materialism and atheism. Scientific progress and moral downfall. Forgetting of true values and civilized cannibalism. Society of free consumers. Human worshipping and Satanism. Human rights and democracy.
Morality from the point of view of “exact (precise)” sciences. Axioms of Christian morality. Morality as an integral part of one’s world view.
I do strongly believe that presenting such “disciplines” at the most influential Russian university is absolutely impossible to tolerate ! Because if we will, tomorrow all the high and middle education facilities all over the country will provide such “courses”, and how will be an average student be able to distinguish true science and this non-sense about “morality” ?
This is another one step towards church resurrection in Russia, and towards oppression of all free-thinking persons all over the country.
I really ask you, colleagues, to attract world-wide media, NGO and politics attention to this case ! We must put as much pressure as possible on Sadovnichyi and colleagues, so that they stop with this shameful practice.