Here’s my response to some reasons that were given supporting religious instruction classes by an Anglican reverend. I believe that they don’t hold up to scrutiny and are actually just popular Christian myths!
The Churches Education Commission has been contacting congregations all over the country asking their parishioners to pray and write to the Ministry of Education and their MP’s to encourage them to support their case for retaining Bible in Schools classes. I thought I would contact one of them and see what they thought!
Whenever the topic of Bible in Schools comes up on facebook, there’s a lot of supporters who have opinions about why bible classes are important and how the world will end if it’s taken out because our kids will turn to the dark side and the gates of hell will open. But do any of their reasons hold water?