Now with David Rolfe’s Challenge to Richard Dawkins it probably makes sense to keep up with everything Dawkins. The Huffington Post tells us that Richard Dawkins, Famed Atheist, Supports Free Bibles In Schools:
Richard Dawkins, the well-known British atheist, wrote in the Guardian that he supports education secretary Michael Grove’s plan to send free King James Bibles to every school.
In fact, he said he would have even donated to the cause insisting that: "A native speaker of English who has never read a word of the King James Bible is verging on the barbarian."
However, Dawkins has an additional motive for supporting Secretary Grove’s plan.
"People who do not know the Bible well have been gulled into thinking it is a good guide to morality," Dawkins writes. "The surest way to disabuse yourself of this pernicious falsehood is to read the Bible itself."
I have to give Dawkins credit for his honesty. I agree with him – Scripture should be in all schools.
The ignorance of the young is being perpetrated by education policy makers throughout the western world. They set no store on the cultural heritage from which we are all beneficiaries, if we only knew it. They have abandoned the teaching of history, they set no store on the ancient classics, and the teaching of religion even in the senior classes of our Catholic schools is unduly juvenile, if it still exists there. Even the teaching of science is barely rudimentary. The King James Bible if nothing else was a major milestone in the development of our language. Recently I attended a U3A lecture given by a popular retired Prebyterian DD speaker. He reported that his university undergraduate grandson had asked him “What was the Reformation?” Gasps from the audience were palpable. Our young people are being trained in ignorance, and civilzation is going down the drain!
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