We’re not talking about miracles. We’re talking about Old Testament sites located through modern digs….Do you dispute the Bible influenced the founding of the U.S.? – Ector School District spokesman
By SUZANNE SATALINE
The Wall Street Journal Online
May 16, 2007 – TheScroogeReport.com Post
Lori White thinks high school students should study a variety of religions, including Christianity. But the Bible curriculum used in Odessa, Texas, and a growing number of other schools, she says, is aimed at instilling faith, not knowledge.
“It’s a curriculum that proselytizes,” says Ms. White, whose son graduated from Odessa’s Permian High School last year.
The text used in Odessa high schools, developed by the nonprofit National Council on Bible Curriculum in Public Schools, represents as fact that the Bible was a “foundational text” in the framing of the U.S., that the King James Bible “remains one of the…most-loved books in the history of the world,” and that “the sun went black” when Jesus was crucified. Critics say that such statements represent the views of some believers, not necessarily scholars.
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