So, how many of you would've signed up for this worthless elective?
I heard this story on NPR this morning. I think it's retarded.
How are they actually going to find someone with unbiased views to teach the Bible as a 'History' class, instead of skewing it with their own religious affiliated beliefs? If you can listen to the NPR story - please do. It discusses how without the proper training, teachers could make this 'History Class' into a Bible Study class. If you can't listen - i found a shorter article online. Here is an exerpt:
Senate Democrats propose Bible class for public schools
The Associated Press - ATLANTA
Georgia public school students would be allowed to study the Bible under a plan proposed by Democrats in the state Senate on Wednesday.
The bill authorizes the state school board to approve an optional course that would teach about the Bible's influence on literature, art, culture and politics.
"As a history major, I understand very clearly the impact the Bible has had on society," said Sen. Tim Golden, of Valdosta, chairman of the Senate's Democratic caucus and the bill's sponsor. "It's had a huge impact."
The bill would allow for "nonsectarian, nonreligious academic study" of the Bible and would require it "be taught in an objective and nondevotional manner with no attempt made to indoctrinate students as to either the truth or falsity of the biblical materials."
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