He is quite right, we live in a land that is very pious, with a majority saying they believe in God and even pray BUT very few have a deep knowledge of their faith and very little knowledge of their neighbors faith especially of Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, etc.
I agree with his argument that we ought to teach in our schools:
- a course on the Bible
- a course on World Religions
"The fact of the matter is that you cannot avoid teaching religion to your kids; if you offer them nothing, you are telling them that religion counts for nothing."
"There is a widening gap in the US between what we actually know about religion and what we should know."
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