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Required Biblical Reading

Two Florida High Schools are requiring that 11th graders read Genesis as their summer reading. Some parents are angry, but others see a correlation between literature and the Bible. It is true, you cannot fully comprehend much of American and British Literature without some passing knowledge of the Bible. I believe, though, that if a school is going to use that as an excuse, they should teach literature based on other religions as well, and students should read parts of the Koran (Anglo-spelling), some Buddhist teachings, and excerpts from other important world texts. Just as Paradise Lost is easier to understand with knowledge of the Bible, Gilgamesh is easier to understand with some knowledge of Hindu.

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