Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A Bible for every school?

Apparently Michael Gove wants a King James Bible in every school.

Whilst I agree that the Bible is a foundational text of our culture, and that the 400th anniversary of it becoming available in English is worth celebrating, I do not think it should be accorded a status above other important books, like On the Origin of Species, or the works of Shakespeare. And why wouldn't schools already have a copy of the Bible in their library, along with other important sacred and secular works?

1 comment:

Ray Lovegrove said...

Gove obviously thinks that if only children, and teachers, read a bit of scripture every day all our problems would gradually melt away. May I suggest he also sends every school a copy of the 'Daily Telegraph' each morning ~ to make sure that all children understand fully how wonderful our government is!