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.
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.