Todd over at Blue Collar Philosophy posted about this yesterday. Basically, Kentucky is seriously considering teaching the Bible in literature classes. (The original article can be read here.) The Bible will be looked at as a piece of literature without looking at the religious implications. Todd posed the following question:
I think any reading of the Bible in the public school system would be a good thing. Having our youth read and contemplate their lives in light of the biblical stories may do them some good. What say you?
My response was this is a:
Bad idea only because it will promote bad interpretation and eisogesis.
So I pose the same question here. Is this a good or bad idea (please say why)?