The Elephant in the Classroom

“But here’s the problem with taking the Bible out of schools: you can’t really understand anything about western civilization, be it history, literature, politics or culture, without a reasonable familiarity with the Old and New Testaments. Writers like Shakespeare, Melville, Dickens, Twain, C.S. Lewis even Mordecai Richler and Margaret Atwood cannot be fully understood without familiarity with the Bible.”