The recent Pew Forum "Religious Knowledge Survey" shows that many Americans are ignorant about the basic facts about world religions ... Should "comparative religion" classes be offered in our public schools to rectify this situation?
Yes, I would favor "comparative religion" classes - but only if they are taught in a neutral way. The Pew Survey shows that only half of those surveyed (or less) know that the Dalai Lama is a Buddhist; that the "Golden Rule" isn't one of The Ten Commandments; or that the Qu'ran is the Islamic Holy Book ... Fewer than a third know that The Bible can be read (as literature) in the public schools ... Is there a problem?
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