Wednesday, June 01, 2005

I don't get the point
of this piece by Lee Harris. The author gives valid reasons why Bible stories should not be studied in public schools (as opposed to, say, studying Greek mythology) and yet conludes by saying, "There is something unspeakably philistine about those who wish to forbid the reading of the Bible in public school." Eh? So is it okay or not?

I have no problem with students who want to read the Bible at school during their spare time, or with groups of students that want to have Bible study during recess. That's their choice, one not pushed upon them by the school. But to formally study the Bible as part of a class is a clear violation of the separation of church and state for the very reasons given by Harris.


Blogger Bart said...

Once again, I agree with David. However, I would pose this question to you: Do you also feel the same way about the Koran, Torah, etc?

6:56 PM  
Blogger David said...

Bart, are you asking if I care if students want to study the Koran or the Torah on their own in school? No, I don't care as long as the school itself isn't sponsoring it. What books students read on their own time, even during free time at school, is their own business.

9:39 AM  

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