Do we really want the Bible in our childrens schools
Is the Bible really that big of a deal?
Today we’re all very concerned about the negative turn of our country. All we hear about on the news is theft, drugs, violence, suicide, rape, murder, etc. Many are wondering why have we become this way; what happened to the golden years? Back in the day it was rare to hear of such things. So what is the difference; what changed?
Well everything seems to stem from one pivotal date, 1963. For example, before ‘63, according to USA Today, top public school problems consisted of things such as talking, chewing gum, and making noise but since then the major problems are rape, robbery, assault, burglary, arson, bombings, and the list goes on. Quite a dramatic change don’t you think? “Well that’s just one of many problems in our country”, you might say. Well you’re right, we do have many other problems, such as diseases and more specifically STDs. According to the basic data from the center for disease control and department of health and human resources in 1963 the rate of STDs per 100,000 total population amongst those age 10 to 14 was 14.0 but in 1994 it was 54.0. That’s a big difference and it’s shameful, but wait there’s more. Lots of things have had dramatic increases since 1963 such as violent behavior. In ‘63 the number of offences was 100,000 but in 1995 it was 1,900,000. It went from one tenth of a million to almost 20 times that! There has also been increases in the number of single moms and the birth rate for unwed girls under the age of 20. But some things have decreased since ‘63. SAT scores were recorded at being 980 in 1963, in ‘70 they were 950, in ‘80 890, and in 1995 they managed to creep back up to 910. Surely by now you can see that something significant must have happened in ‘63. Well as a matter of fact something did.
On June 17, 1963 in the case of Abington vs. Schempp the Supreme Court Ruled to remove the reading of the Bible in public schools. Now look what has happened to our country, we are ashamed of the very book that teaches against all the terrible things that are happening in our world today. Since when did it become a crime to read and teach out of the book that says thou shalt NOT kill, NOT commit adultery, and NOT steal? I’ll tell you when, June 17, 1963, and look what has become of us. People are more quick to murder in broad daylight than read the Bible. No, they’re too afraid to offend someone or even get arrested than read the Bible out in the open. Well I find rape, murder, suicide, and theft much more offensive than the Bible. I think it is clear that we desperately need the Bible back in our schools and back in our lives lest we come to the place where we totally destroy ourselves. The statistics are clear the Bible does have a significant impact on humanity.
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