Sunday, August 16, 2009

What's That You Say?

Texas public schools required to teach Bible this year - KLTV 7 News Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |: "The school year is almost here, and if literature of the Bible is not already offered in your child's school, it will be this fall.
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'By the end of the year, what they begin to realize is that it is pervasive. You can't get away from it. The kids came back and were like 'It's everywhere,'' said John Keeling, the social studies chair at Whitehouse High School. Whitehouse already offers a Bible elective. 'The purpose of a course like this isn't even really to get kids to believe it per say. It is just to appreciate the profound impact that it has had on our history and on our government,' said Keeling."

4 comments:

jj solari said...

Whoa. Am I on the same planet I was yesterday? Someone on the public payroll finally realized that the Bible created Western Civilization? WHETHER OR NOT IT'S TRUE?? Like I said before: whoa.

vickysplace1 said...

MARVELOUS IDEA, THE KIDS GET TO MAKE A CHOICE!

Anonymous said...

I think the Greeks kind of did tat whole Western civilization thing, but even if they didn't, you don't teach mythology in schools unless you present it as mythology. You teach it as religion in churches. There shouldn't be any choice between science and theology as representative of science. The bible may be for religion but it is not a history book or science book. Not the events in the bible do not appear in history books unless they are designed by Christians. Because there's no proof they happened. And now that I've stirred the bee's nest... Joe

jj solari said...

hey anonymous. you're wrong. they had enough brains to see that this Yahweh character had some good ideas to promote the domestic tranquility, something the Israelites couldnt be bothered wasting their time with.
Yahweh, Jesus, and Shakespeare are the only three people in history who never once had their heads up their asses when it came to trying to show human apes what pompous asses they are.