Which would you rather have taught in schools if you had to choose?
The Bible as literature?
Comes the revolution
The Bible should be a personal thing - religion is between you and your God. It's disturbing and freaky the number of people who no longer treat it as such...
"There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the Lord." Proverbs 21:30
Not everyone in your school is a Christian,
Neither would ever happen
Hm. I'd rather neither are taught- I don't think we should teach kids how to use guns and I am strongly against the bible being allowed to be taught in schools. I know some knowledge of the bible is important in studying literature, but if you give
schools the right to teach the bible, some schools will teach in science class instead English class.
Why would we not teach kids how to properly and safely use guns? They are our second amendment right to use for self-defense. Besides, the more armed and well trained citizens we have the easier it will be to prevent mass shootings.
You can have decent morals and empathy without religion, self-defense is necessary
Oh, I like this poll! If the Bible doesn't win, we're in worse trouble than I thought. I'd be happy to see gun safety taught, but the Bible is foundational.
I'd rather not teach my kids a religious book.
I mean, yes, portions of the bible are foundational. Teaching everyone about all six major religions and Athiesm as part of a comparative world religions course is good, but learning from the bible as creation
being the only theory kids are taught etc is bad.
I wouldn't think so since it's right
I do firmly believe that creation is how the world was made. But forcing our god and our theories on kids? No. We can educate them on both theories, and on the evidence for both sides of the issues of god. (Coming from a firm believer)
I actually voted for guns because I don't think the bible should be taught in schools. With the amount of heretical bible teaching in the country who knows what would actually be taught.
Exactly, steelcity. Which interpretation are we teaching? Also, I do believe gun safety is important to teach kids.
Whose Bible? There are too many religions to teach from any Bible..
To all/ interesting flurry of reactions, indeed. But most of you seem not to realize that it is perdectly legal and fair to teach the Bible as a book of literature and history, indeed a masterpiece of literature. I'll bet none of you were aware that
Tlaney, I very much believe in teaching it that way, but not religiously.
William Shakespeare himself was on the translation team for the King James Bible and hid his name in one of the Psalms.
So I'm not suggesting a course in Christian Theology.
At least learning to shoot a gun has some practicality.
I'd argue that developing a moral compass is a far more valuable skill.
You don't need the bible, religion or any theistic notions to do that.
If you want your school doing that instead of doing it yourself, I'd question your parenting skills.
I agree with you there, and I'm not a Christian so it wouldn't be my book of first choice. But I disagree that people of no faith have any reason to restrict themselves to a moral code. If the people here are at all representative of the rest,
I find atheist to be predictably despicable people.
I know many great theists and many great atheists. It's the person who defines their beliefs. I would never advocate someone teaching children religious doctrine; especially if they were my own. If someone wants that, do it themselves or allow the
child to choose to go to some religious service if they'd like. No one should be forced into a religious setting before they can understand that there are different world views.
I may just unfollow MrL... -_-
And why's that?
Kidding, MrL. If I unfollowed someone just because we don't agree 100%, I would be following anyone. Beside you and aren't exactly the same politically, but you are a gentleman on here. You've earned respect.
Much appreciated, and the feelings are mutual. (: