A federal judge dismissed an atheist group’s lawsuit against the Mercer County, West Virginia, school district for offering an elective course in the Bible that’s existed since 1939. But it was dismissed only because the class has been temporarily suspended pending revisions to the curriculum. It could be reinstated if the new curriculum doesn’t comply with “Establishment Clause jurisprudence” (I assume that gaseous term was used because “separation of church and state” doesn’t really appear in the Constitution.)

This is yet another example of how atheists have actually grown to worship something: lawsuits. The whole rationale for banning prayer from public schools was that it might be imposing religion on students who didn’t want it. How many atheist students who don’t want to be exposed to religious concepts are signing up for the elective Bible class? The atheists responded that children who don’t want to sign up might feel ostracized. Kids, if you’re going to be like this atheist group and go through life bullying and suing people for holding beliefs you disagree with and doing things you don't want to join in on, you’d better get used to feeling ostracized.


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Besides, whether you personally believe in it or not, the Bible is the most influential book in the history of the world. Why wouldn’t a class about it belong in schools? Putting aside its wisdom and life lessons, just the stories alone have inspired an immeasurable number of artistic and literary works, while it’s contributed hundreds of common phrases to our language. Thinking you have a complete education without studying the Bible is like thinking you know all about art without studying the Renaissance. Which, if atheists had their way, would probably come to pass, once they remove all those oppressive religious paintings from art history class.

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  • Arda Blevins

    11/18/2017 08:45 PM

    Schools have no problem teaching evolution to Christians who know it's a bunch of malarky. My granddaughter changed her mind about wanting to become an elementary school teacher when she found out her education class at college required her to take the class on evolution and to also teach it as fact to her future students. It's okay for the children to be taught what Charles Darwin himself denied in his later years but not okay to learn the truth about their existence.

  • Amelia Little

    11/18/2017 12:26 PM

    It would seem an elective course would mean--if you want to take this course, you can do so. If you don't want to--don't. It's not like some of the reports we hear about when kids are required to do homework regarding muslim religion, make them wear muslim clothing, etc for whatever purpose. Where were these folks when any of this goes on? And, instead of teaching our children that not all people are going to like the same thing, you don't have to take an elective course just because your buddy does, you don't have to play whatever sport your buddy does, etc, it seems that teaching them to be snowflakes is the goal of some people. Be offended by any little thing, focus on this instead of anything else in life, then protest against whomever, whatever offended you, only if you are protesting anything conservative. If you are a conservative, sit in a corner and don't make a sound. Blame the fact that you can't get on with your life on there being people who aren't going to believe the exact same way you do on every little thing.

  • Ellie Waldron

    11/17/2017 04:07 PM

    Could it be that atheists believe there is a heaven and a hell and they just want to be sure they will have plenty of company in hell when they get there? Why else are they so dead set on interfering in other peoples lives? (Just a thought).

  • jack macdonald

    11/17/2017 03:01 PM

    I used to think I was an Athiest, but that was when I was young, lazy and stupid. I think that sums up why these people exist. If they don't like God they should find a life that doesn't include doing what they accuse the rest of us of doing which is trying to tell us what we can believe. jack

  • jack macdonald

    11/17/2017 03:01 PM

    I used to think I was an Athiest, but that was when I was young, lazy and stupid. I think that sums up why these people exist. If they don't like God they should find a life that doesn't include doing what they accuse the rest of us of doing which is trying to tell us what we can believe. jack

  • Sammy Starr

    11/17/2017 09:18 AM

    Why are the atheist so afraid of the Bible? Because satan is terrified of the WORD IF GOD! The WORD has the power to defeat him. Right now he is deeply embedded in all Governments. Our President Donald Trump was chosen by GOD to lead us in Truth. Wake up people and follow GOD the TRUTH and the LIGHT'

  • Janet Geissler

    11/17/2017 08:45 AM

    Thank you for stating that Separation of Church and State is NOT in the Constitution. Far too many people forget that little fact.