Georgia passes bill allowing Bible class to be taught in high school.

Down in Georgia they’re bringing the Bible back to school:

The legislation, which passed 151-to-7, would allow high schools to form elective courses on the history and literature of the Old Testament and New Testament eras. The classes would focus on the law, morals, values and culture of the eras.

State Representative James Mills, the proposal’s House sponsor, said the legislation would withstand a court challenge because it treats the Bible as an educational supplement.

Under the proposal, the Old Testament and New Testament would be the primary text for each class and the local school board would decide which version of the text to use. Students would also have the option to use a different version of the text.

You may be surprised by this, but I’m not necessarily opposed to this plan. They don’t go into details on exactly what this course is teaching so my approval is dependent on the details, but I’ve said before that I could support some classes dealing with the Bible and/or Christianity, though I’d prefer a good comparative religious class instead. As long as the class is an elective and avoids flat out proselytizing I wouldn’t have much of a problem with it.

4 thoughts on “Georgia passes bill allowing Bible class to be taught in high school.

  1. Les:

    As long as the class is an elective and avoids flat out proselytizing I wouldn’t have much of a problem with it.

    Thin end of the wedge, Les, thin end of the wedge.
    There is no way I would trust a Xian who’d agree to those two condition.
    My cynicism suggests that over time it could become an Expected Elective.
    My cynicism also suggests that a non-proselytizing Xian isn’t really a Xian, therefore most would become proselytizing Xians just to fit into the group‘s conformist mind-set.

    Although, your use of the word ‘much’ may have been bait for one such as I, to totally misunderstand your real meaning. LOL

  2. When I was in high school, they offered a list of elective courses towards the end of the school year (for the next year), and the ones that had the highest interest (via voting), got offered (it was a small school, so they couldn’t offer that much).  Religion classes (read=catholicism) were on the list and consistently got very little votes. 
    Maybe if they offer seperate bible classes, they’ll keep their indoctrination the hell out of the other classes.  I don’t really believe that, but one can hope…

  3. I have nothing against this plan either, as long as it remains an elective, and as long as they explain exactly why linsey-wolsey is forbidden, and why Jesus withered that hapless fig tree…

  4. Yeah, there many perils in Georgia public schools. I wouldn’t send child of mine to a public school unless the child asked to go. Home schooling all the way. That way we can keep the Jesus out of our kids heads and the very stupid away from them. I mean, you wouldn’t believe how duuuuuumb some of the kids are down here. Like, ever read a book?

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