KY state senate passes optional bible study in public high school

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    Hmm pay tax dollars for bible study in public schools when they can get it for free in church?

    Ahh the wisdom of the Republican controlled KY state senate.
    This will fix our recession problems.
     
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    I don't have a problem with it.

    Note the term optional, not compulsory....
     
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    I am with Grump!
     
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    The only part of the constitution that Republicans respect is the 2nd amendment.
     
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    Interesting... the OP calls it into question on the grounds that it's fiscally irreponsible and the first two replies evade the issue and try to defend against an objection that wasn't raised. Why is that?
     
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    Dumb ass optional classes do not violate the Constitution, even the non existent separation of "church and State".
     
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    States decide what their schools will teach, it is THEIR business not yours. They will pay for it in THAT State. Again NONE of your business.
     
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    They are teaching a bible as literature class. I don't have a problem with that. I took one in high school and it didn't turn me into a Jesus freak...quite the opposite. :lol:
     
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    Not true to the extent that what they teach has to conform to constitutional mandates...like separation of church and state.

    That said, I think there's nothing wrong with teaching how the bible shows up in literature, which these classes appear to be (based on a very limited google search).

    It's funny, this issue actually turned up last week because my son told me that in his school teachers aren't allowed to talk about the bible at all. Yet, when I was in high school, we read, The Passion; We read Miss Lonelyhearts; We read a some amazing literature that was filled with biblical imagery and biblical references. How can one be literate and not be taught those things? Or at least to know those things exist.

    I think sometimes we go overboard and get goofy about stuff.
     
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    A course in comparative religion would be approprate; a course on the bible seems to be an effort to proselyize - and of course that is exactly the intent.
     
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