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               What if they did what they claim their intention is, "To teach the bible as literature NOT religion"? The bible could be taught on an equal basis has  "Mother Goose",  "Grimm's Fairy tales",  "Aesop's Fables" etc.  We could get more atheists and skeptics from it.



               Yet I doubt if they can think that clearly.

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Yet I doubt if they can think that clearly.


I highly doubt it will be taught as fiction. 

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Awesome! I was wondering

Awesome! I was wondering what would come next after Dover.


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  if they could assure



if they could assure that the classes would be taught from a strictly higher criticism perspective, using the four-source theory, etc., by graduates from the religion program of a universally accredited secular institution with at least a master's, i would be all for it.   of course, being from kentucky, i know that, even if prejudices could be swept aside, our education system just hasn't got the resources to make such guarantees.


then again, even if they could, i would argue for a comparative religion course, perhaps using huston smith's the world's religions as a textbook, rather than a course in biblical studies.  that could actually do a world of good, and the teachers' qualifications wouldn't have to be so stringent.


btw, i love all the outraged comments about why the torah won't be taught as well.  it really speaks to american education in general that nobody knows the torah is IN the fucking bible.



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