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    Re: Hobby Lobby’s Steve Green launches public school Bible course

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    You can't use state funds to peddle a religious belief, even if the course is elective.

    If they want to teach about religions in school, note religions not just one particular religion, thats fine and good information for people to have in life. However teaching a specific belief as "truth" and not as just "general knowledge about the world" is wrong.
    So what about Philosophy?

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    Re: Hobby Lobby’s Steve Green launches public school Bible course

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    So what about Philosophy?
    If you know one thing about philosophy is that none of it is considered unassailable truth the way faith and religious is, but I have no problem with it so long as its not taught that way.

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    Re: Hobby Lobby’s Steve Green launches public school Bible course

    The class would be struck down faster than it would be to set it up. State funding to a public school class teaching about The Bible would fly in the face of the Establishment Clause.
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    Re: Hobby Lobby’s Steve Green launches public school Bible course

    I have no problem with it, but I doubt the Courts can let it fly if someone brings a challenge.

    "Green explained his goals for a high school curriculum were to show the Bible is true, that it’s good and that its impact, “whether (upon) our government, education, science, art, literature, family … when we apply it to our lives in all aspects of our life, that it has been good.”"

    That bolded part is where he's really going to run into issues. A public school can't espouse one religion as being true. Its going to be really hard to teach an accurate history of the Bible in a secular manner and also achieve Green's goals here. A class about the history and impact of the Bible taught in an unbiased way? Sounds interesting. Sign me up. I really doubt that what's going to happen though. I just can't imagine a person who is very devout can create a curriculum that gives a secular examination of the history and impact of the Bible without injecting a personal bias in there. Never mind the atheists or non-Christians who may object to this, what about the Protestants, the Baptists, and other denominations who might interpret the historical meaning of parts of the Bible in a very different manner. How do you teach the historical accuracy of the creation story or the resurrection?

    Also, what does the test look like?

    Question #1: The Bible is true. (True or False) _______

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    Re: Hobby Lobby’s Steve Green launches public school Bible course

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    As an elective, what's the harm?

    I'm sure open-minded liberals would have no issue with this.

    I'm absolutely sure this would be the most enrolled classroom elective on campus, which would drive liberals crazy.
    I want public funds to teach Islam. It's ok, it's an elective.
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    Re: Hobby Lobby’s Steve Green launches public school Bible course

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    I want public funds to teach Islam. It's ok, it's an elective.
    No problem, as long as Christianity and other religions get the same treatment.
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    Re: Hobby Lobby’s Steve Green launches public school Bible course

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    No problem, as long as Christianity and other religions get the same treatment.
    That will take a lot of classrooms and teachers to provide that equal treatment. Resources that are better used other places.

    There is no shortage of offerings outside of schools for bible study, places where it is more appropriate, and more tuned to individuals particular beliefs.
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    Re: Hobby Lobby’s Steve Green launches public school Bible course

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    No problem, as long as Christianity and other religions get the same treatment.
    Worshippers of Thor? Scientologists? Human sacrifice cult?
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