I was reading through some threads over at Unscrewing The Inscrutable and ran across the following comment by Daniel Levesque.
Real life situation happening in schools across America. Every religion with the exception of Christianity is being freely taught and discussed as a “cultural phenomenon”. Any time Christianity enters the mix someone, usually the ACLU or Americans United for the Seperation of Church and State sues the school. It would seem that, in this situation at least, Christianity is recieiving a certain “special attention” in that it is being supressed in a forum where other religions are free to be taught to the stdents.
Mr. Levesque has his own blog called Raving Conservative.
Since this is something I’ve heard from Christians over and over again, I thought it might deserve some comment here. Other religions are taught in school as part of a foreign culture topic. Understanding a culture’s beliefs are an important part of understanding the culture itself. Christianity isn’t taught because it is part of our culture, something most people in this country already know about. This might be different if the aim of the curriculum was to convert children to one of these other religions, but that’s not the case. It is just a way to let the children know these other religions exist.