posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 04:38 PM
reply to post by smyleegrl
This is a Bible history class correct? In that case, it will have more to do with the life and times of the peoples mentioned in the Bible, the world
events at the time, and in the regions specified, and perhaps also more to do with the history of the document itself and how it came to be and all
I think you would probably teach a more purified version of Bible History than an out and out believer, even one like me (not your typical bible
thumper). If I understand you properly, it would seem that the course is one which contains, or ought to contain very little faith related subject
matter, and be more about understanding the cultural context in which various key elements of the Bible came about, and the archaic use of language to
If I am wrong then feel free to clump me over the head a bit, but it seems to me that if you are qualified to understand the subject matter well,
then you ought to be teaching it. My Religious Education teacher at high school had no faith of his own, but spoke in great detail about all manner of
beliefs. I never forgot a single thing he taught me though, which is why, unlike some people I can tell the difference between a Sikh and a Muslim
without the customary embarrasment of getting it wrong in conversation with them.
It doesnt take belief in Jesus to do the Christian thing, and it certainly doesnt require any faith what so ever, to teach a history lesson with a
particular regional and religious focus. You have an opertunity to teach that class in an unbiased manner. I say grasp at the oppertunity with both
hands, and dont let go till it starts to go blue.