The Arkansas state legislature is currently working on a bill that would allow academic study of the Bible in public schools. School districts throughout the state would create their own curriculum for such a course and they would be held to the same standards as all other courses.
These classes would also be electives; they would not be required curriculum. There are many people who believe that such a class is a good idea, provided that it’s in a non-religious format; a study of the history of the books of the Bible and correlating those to events discussed in other historical texts, perhaps studying different translations and discussing those differences, and other avenues of study that don’t include preaching.
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