Nick (big_ringer) wrote in thequestionclub,
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Recently, TX Rep. Warren Chisum is pushing a law to the house requiring the bible to be used as a textbook in all public schools in Texas, and a requirement for all public shools to offer a biblical scholarship course.

"We're not going to preach the Bible, we're going to teach the Bible and how it affects all of our writings, documents and the formation of our government," said Chisum. "We're taking it as a document that has historical value. It's the most widely distributed book in the world."

My question to you all is, can the bible be used as a neutral textbook, or do you think that this is a thinly veiled attempt to combine church and state?

My answer: I'm thinking the latter, because although I do agree that the bible has affected literature throughout the ages, almost every single person in Texas is a Christian! It's a very large challenge to teach an academic course without personal bias, it's going to be next to impossible to teach a bible course without one's own religious views coming into play!

*hunkers down for the storm that is sure to follow once "post" is clicked*
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