As a back-sliding Baptist I feel fully entitled to comment on all things religious, including the latest move by a collection of Greenboro theocrats to get the Bible included as a textbook in public schools. Special thanks to the Pope Puppets for bringing this to our attention this morning.
I'm all in favor of any school that wants to include the Bible in its classroom, but I object mightly to the term "textbook" to describe how it might be used. The Bible is a magnificent work of fiction, pure and simple, as almost any serious biblical scholor will agree. And if you need any proof, go read Misquoting Jesus by UNC professor Bart Ehrman.