No it's not Jerry Falwell or Pat Robertson, though I don't think they'd object. No, it's Time magazine. In an interesting cover story
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1601845,00.html, Time supports teaching the bible in the Public schools.
What are some of the reasons supporting it's teaching in the classroom? For one, Time says the Bible is the bedrock of Western Culture.
- One can’t understand the origins of our culture, history, and institutions without understanding the Bible.
- Second, understanding the Bible is important for people, religious and nonreligious, to understand the many debates in our nation over evolution and creationism.
- Third, Time notes that the Bible is the most influential book ever written, all time best seller in history and the best seller every year. Maybe people should know something about it.
- Fourth, biblical themes and images permeate western and American culture and literature. From Shakespeare to Hemingway, from the Puritans and the Mayflower Compact to Abraham Lincoln's Inaugural Address and Martin Luther King's speeches, it’s important to understand the political ideas of our nation.
It's refreshing to see common sense return to topics like studying the Bible in the public schools, especially by the more liberal Time magazine.
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