Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Democrats to Impose Religious Indoctrination

Alabama has the most interesting news stories I tell you. There was a bill to introduce a Bible course for public schools in Alabama. It wasn’t going to be mandatory, but offered as an elective. The oddest thing about this bill is that it had almost full support from the Democrats here in Alabama, and wasn’t passed only because of the state Republicans.

The odd part is this; if the Republicans would have introduced this bill, it would have made national news with headlines that read “Republicans to introduce Christian indoctrination in schools” or “Theocracy now; a republican view on education”. Yet this story hasn’t made the national news due to it being led by Democrats.(or more likely, no one really cares about Alabama politics).

My personal view on the whole things is that religion is better taught by parents or church leaders, not by city employees. I know that most people that read my site are all about putting prayer back into public schools. I just know that with all the different interpretations out there of the Bible, a course trying to teach it would cause more problems. There is a solution though, and one I think the state Republicans need to get started, have school vouchers so that everyone would be able to have a choice as to what type of education their child receives.

Discuss it in the comments.

Oh, and this was not funny. (Just thought I should tell people in case some one is out there laughing maniacally for no reason.)


At 7:47 AM, Blogger Contagion said...

Actually I am laughing, mainly because of the backwardness of the whole issue.

As for whether or not religion should be taught in public schools; I don't think it should. I don't think it's up to the government and public schools, that is up to religious leaders.

At 8:26 AM, Blogger Uber said...

I don't really think religion should be taught in public schools either but I also know that a student will NEVER have a good understanding and grasp of American literature if the Bible is totally excluded, even as just a historic tool in teaching literature.
Some think this is really just an excuse to indoctrinate but it's really not, in order to teach literature it is insane to totally cut out the basis and beginnings.

At 8:33 AM, Blogger Insolublog said...

Not being very religious, I have never advocated the forced introduction of prayer into public schools.
We should eliminate the demonizing of religion by those ACLU types who insist that we wipe it off the public map, for the good of humanity.
People who want to pray should be allowed time to pray.
Talking about religion in school, in a public historical context is not the deadly threat to our secular state purity, that the liberals want us to believe. It has been a part of humanity for thousands of years. It is a large component of our history. People that argue that this is a problem, are first, ignoring that history and second, suffering paranoid hysteria.

At 9:03 AM, Anonymous Scouser said...

I'm not a very religious person either but I think that all of these bible bashers need to learn that their form of religion is not the only one and if they want bible classes in all public schools then they should also allow all other religions the same option. Religion is a personal thing and a person should not be forced to follow one kind just because of the school they attend. With that said, I agree with contagion & uber that religion should be kept out of public schools the world over.

Just my 2cents worth.

At 9:18 AM, Blogger Dr. Phat Tony said...

Well, I'm all about school vouchers. This way a parent can decide whether or not they wish to add religion as part of the curriculum or not.

At 11:05 AM, Blogger Toni said...

School vouchers are the way to go since they also create competition with school. However, I wish the state luck with that since the "Courts" strike it down every time a state actually succeeds in passing a school voucher program. That teacher union is pretty powerful.

At 4:36 PM, Blogger Ssssteve said...

School vouchers are the way to go, Doc and Toni are right!! I am a Christian, and I DO NOT want the Government teach the Bible to children!! They would just screw it up for one thing! I takes an understanding of the scripture to teach it! You can't just decide to teach the Bible with out studying it yourself first. And the way schools of higher learning are today, they could not be trusted in teaching this book!!!


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