Editor's Note: Writer David Scott is responding to a recent Associated Press report of a proposed bill to allow Bible classes in public schools.
Can we now assume that, if the NC Legislature passes this bill allowing the teaching of the Bible in public schools, they could refuse a similar bill to teach the Quran or other religious text?
This could open up Pandora's Box for Christian fundamentalists, creating a cudgel that could be used against them and their intolerance.
Is it not more appropriate to teach comparative religion in our schools and, thereby, hopefully encourage more knowledge and enlightenment?
- David Scott