Why Should The Bible Be Taught In Public Schools Essay

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In Washington D.C. on July 25, 1962, the Supreme Court ruled in Engel v. Vitale’s case that prayer in class violates the First Amendment of establishing religion in a government facility. A year later, the Supreme Court ruled in the Abington School District v. Schempp to prohibit the Bible in any public school for similar reasons. Decade’s later; school districts have been fighting religion in their schools creating a conflict with religious families and school boards. In 2007, Time Magazine head of religion, David Van Biema, wrote an article on “The Case for Teaching the Bible” in public schools. In the article, David believes that the Bible should be taught in public schools because it’s the foundation of the western culture, alluded to in literature, and it has been an influence on the modern and classical arts of today’s society. However, if the Bible is taught in schools it could be seen as suppressing other religions and it would be intruding on the first amendment of the Bill of Rights. Mr. Biema expresses his view of the Bible being used in schools by using real-life…show more content…
Thus, the idea of separation of church and state because religious groups will push hard to put forth their doctrines like teaching the Bible in schools. Instead of having policies based off public interest and principles of equality and justice. Simply to not have any these problems of suppressing other religions and violating the first amendment to just teach religion were it’s meant to be practiced. If you’re one of the two-thirds of Americans that believe the Bible holds the answers to most of life’s problems listen to this. Our nation was founded on the unalienable right of freedom of religion to be practice freely among families through church not a government

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