I’m a fan of the Great Books approach to education.
And the greatest of the Great Books is the Bible.
In ‘61, I went to school in a Bronx school (8th grade), everyday we met in the auditorium and started the day with a prayer and a Bible reading (Old Testament, the prayer was always something like “keep everyone safe, help them to be the best they came be”).
Dismantle the public school system. It will always be a vehicle for propaganda.
All schools, whether public or private, should be required to teach the messages and lessons of the Bible. It is child abuse to neglect the teaching of these basic truths.
“It’s time to encourage, perhaps even mandate, the teaching of the Bible in public schools”
Uh, no. Bad, bad idea. They will do it the same way they teach sex education, drawing from the deepest depths of depravity and calling this normal. Allow them to teach the Bible, and they will turn your children into atheists using scripture. If you want your children to know the lessons of scripture, teach them yourself. Hopefully by example.
Actually, the church should be teaching kids everything.
Public schools should be unnecessary.
I guarantee this miniseries will disappoint .
I will not be watching it. I know better.
It would be more effective to read “Cliff notes”
to understand the tax code or Obamacare.
I think it was Thomas Jefferson who said, the constitutional government we have established will only work for a moral, religious people.
Have public school teachers to teach the Bible? The government will then pervert another important institution with its twisted teachings. I can just imagine the curriculum.
Ping for Later
To put it simply, the Bible is probably the single most influential book in Western culture. If you don’t understand it, your understanding of the culture in which you live is inadequate.
I have a better idea. Abolish our nation's socialist-entitlement, single-payer, and compulsory K-12 schools! Privatize all of it!
Do that and we will see the blossoming of Western Civilization.