Friday, March 09, 2007

Georgia To Teach Bible In Classroom

Georgia is poised to introduce two literature classes on the Bible in public schools next year, a move some critics say would make the state the first to take an explicit stance endorsing - and funding - biblical teachings.

The Bible already is incorporated into some classes in Georgia and other states, but some critics say the board’s move, which makes the Bible the classes’ main text, treads into dangerous turf.

On a list of classes approved Thursday by the Georgia Board of Education are Literature and History of the Old Testament Era, and Literature and History of the New Testament Era. The classes, approved last year by the Legislature, will not be required, and the state’s 180 school systems can decide for themselves whether to offer them.

As a person who isn't a biblical literalist, I find this a good thing. The worst thing for fundamentalists in my mind, is kids actually reading the whole thing and thinking about it.

And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.

Noah's Ark. Fun story. There are alot of cute Noah's ark merchandize trinkets available too. However, it thrills me to no end that kids will actually read about it and think about the morality of the story. God is pissed at human kind, so the all powerful being doesn't do an O.T. version of a laser guided strike, but instead creates death and destruction.

Kids who take these classes will ponder why God had to kill all the retarded people, and the babies, pregnant women by drowning them to death. This is not a pleasant way to go. They might also wonder why Bambi had to get it too, when God could have just turned everybody but Noah and his family into pillars of salt if he was so inclined.

The students will also read stories of Israeli armies looting, burning, pillaging and murdering all the men, boys, and non-virginal women, and taking the girls and the non deflowered women as sexual booty.

I think they should read this all. Or some good biblical smut, such as when God demands obedience or he will cause another man to bang a guy's wife, or when God orders the Israelites to bake their bread cooked over human excrement, or when a harlot brags about having lovers whose penises are the sizes of horses, and their ejaculate the amount that donkeys produce.

This should all be available to those kids in Georgia so they can make a better decision about if they believe this all literally. These stories I never heard in church. If you don't read the actual text, you can actually delude yourself into thinking that you are a biblical literalist. Bibles for everybody please.