Christianists attempt to push Bible in schools again.
The Christianist Republic of Georgia, a small backward community, in the American Deep South, has decided to try to get the Bible into the state schools one way or another. If they can't teach it as science they will now try teaching courses on it disguised as history or literature.
But what the Christianists know is that the teacher is everything. They clearly hope that good brainless fundies get to teach the course. The courses only focus on the Bible ignoring "holy" books from other mythological belief systems.
Do the Christians really want to go here? What will they do if a teacher gets up and teachers an accurate history of the book they call the Bible? What if he says that there are no accurate translations of the Bible in existence? What if he says that the Gospels were written well after the death of Christ and that we know that thousands of passages have been changed over the years and that sections of the New Testament were added by scribes hundreds of years afterwards? What if he says that the Old Testament is wrong and there is no historical evidence that the Hebrews were in Egypt?
Well, the fundies won't like that one bit. What they imagine is that when these course are offered they will get to pick the text books, they will get to pick the teachers, and they will get to use taxpayer funding to promote their stilted theology. What I hope is that someone actually authors a reputable text book that covers all the competiting views of the Bible including the mounting evidence that the book is myth and that plenty of evidence contradicts the so-called "historical claims" of the Bible. But then if such a text were written the fundies would be dmeanding it be removed from the schools.
If these were private schools then they can teach anything they bloody well please. But I have trouble when religionists try to grab tax funding and use compulsory attendance laws to turn children into ignorant little versions of themselves.