It's bad enough that the state is home to the Creation Museum and the soon to be built Noah's Ark theme park (yes, genocide can be fun!)
Last Wednesday, Kentucky's state senate voted 34-1 in favor of forcing every high school to have an elective class in the Bible. Don't worry, this is NOT indoctrination, everything is on the up and up.
Supporters stressed that the course would not advance a religion, as it’s designed to be strictly a historical look at the impact of the Bible in western culture.Right. I'm sure that Kentucky does well in terms of educating its students so spending extra tax money on teaching the Bible poses no problem. I'll just go onto StateMaster.com and see where Kentucky is on the Best Educated Index.
Kentucky is the 35th best educated state. I have an idea for Kentucky.
Skip the Bible classes and focus a bit more on math, English, science, and history (make it real history too - not made up Sky Fairy stuff).
If they really, really need to teach the Bible in public schools here are some of my suggestions for the curriculum.
- Lot choosing to have a sex crazed mob rape his daughters. (Hey, somebody was going to get raped. It was either the daughters or the visiting angels)
- Moses getting so drunk after the flood that he collapses naked. (I've been drunk, but never that drunk.)
- The theological implications of Jesus cursing the fig tree.
- Wives submit to your husbands.
- Slavery, it wasn't always that bad. God wanted his chosen people to have helpers.
Or how about the Christian influence in western culture.
- The Thirty Years War. Yep, that minor conflict that killed up to a third of the population of the German states. What was that about? As I recall it started out as Catholics v Protestants.
- One of my favorite quotes: Kill them all. God will know his own.
Because this is Purgatory.