A Texas legislator wants to require the state’s nearly 1,700 public school districts to teach the Bible as a textbook, “not a worship document.”
A textbook of what, exactly?
And who is going to pay for every kid in Texas to get a Bible? And who is going to sell the Bibles to the schools? and who is going to actually teach these kids?
It does not get more fundamental than this: spending public money to teach kids about the Bible is endorsing one religion over the others, and they can spin it that it is not teaching religion till the cows come home. It is not fooling anyone.
The thing is, why not teach about all religions? One of my favorite history courses in college was the History of Religion in America. (And let me tell you there is a lot of it!).
So please, join me this weekend and blog against theocracy. Do it for the children. Heheheheheh