Sultan of Swat
I got this thread from another forum, thought that it could create some interesting conversation on GF. Since we all know religion is always a fun topic to discuss :lol:
Please vote in the poll.The bible is the seminal document of western civilization. Its stories are the basis of, or are referenced in, countless other works for the last thousands of years. Furthermore, the bible and its interpretation are important aids to understanding the history of "christendom" as it used to be known.
In this case, it would be read in a nonreligious perspective: God would be a character, and would be a supremely powerful being and moral authority only in the setting of the book, which would not be taught as a factual history. Ideally, a minimal amount of time, none if possible, would be spent discussing the truth of the matter.
So, what do you think? Other than the fact that the bible is too long to read in its entirety in one class, of course.