Tuesday, May 03, 2005

The Bible as "history" and "literature"

The Greensboro-based National Council on Bible Curriculum in Public Schools' popular Bible curriculum, as described by the "Christian source" Agape Press and nicely annotated by brother blogger Bartholomew. (Via The Revealer.)

Not to worry, it's all Constitutional because it's cultural teaching: it's history and literature, they say:

In an Associated Press report on the Gallup poll, survey researcher Marie Wachlin was quoted as saying that students who lack knowledge of the Bible are "clueless" when it comes to understanding many references that are common in English literature. For instance, the meanings and nuances of phrases like "walk on water," "pearls before swine," "the golden rule," "the last shall be first," "pearl of great price," "30 pieces of silver" and "the widow's mite" are far less accessible to young people who have no familiarity with their biblical context.


Don't be fooled by a wolf in sheep's clothing.

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