Discussion by: Nikobil
Hello, and greetings from Norway!
As some of you may know, Norway had its primary election just a few weeks ago. It was the conservative side that won, and yesterday, the two conservative parties "Høyre" (norwegian for Right) and The Development Party proclaimed that they are going into government together. Before they could do this, they discussed with two other right-wing parties who should create a government, for a couple of weeks. The other two parties are the Christian Party and a liberal party. The two last tried to get as many as their political cases into the government policies, and that is what I want to discuss here.
In Norway, the religion-subject in school is called "Religion, philisophy and etics", and are thought in school from 1st grade where the six-years old children start. In 2007, Norway was found "guilty" in the human rights court in Strasbourg for breaching human rights by having a subject called "KRL" (Christianity-class), which was the predecessor of RLE. Now, the Christian Party has managed to change the name of the subject once again, from RLE to KRLE = Christianity, Religion, Philosophy and Etics.
I don't even know what to say about this, I just didn't think that a country like Norway, who has come sooo far, would be going backwards in its development. The Christian Party got 10% of the votes, they are not going into government, but they still have a say when it comes to these sort of things. The parliament didn't even have a vote over this, it was just decided by the soon to become government, in an almost secret meeting with the four conservative parties.
I am interested in seeing what people from other countries think of this. Also, this is my first post on this website!