Letter: What's wrong with teaching the Bible?

Last updated 12:00 27/02/2013

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OPINION: Pressure on Government over Bible lessons (Feb 22) stated that some folk objected to Bible classes in schools on the basis they were taking place without certain parents' knowledge or permission.

Really, is this such a bad thing? What do these parents think is being taught? Are their children being prepped to fly planes into buildings or to strap bombs to themselves and blow up buses? Absolutely not.

Even if some folk object to part of the Christian message about the coming judgment etc, the values being espoused such as ''love your neighbour'' and ''do good to those who hate you'' are worthy of impartation. After all, a good portion of the older laws in this country are the result of evangelical Christian influence.

What would these parents prefer, that their underage daughters be given contraceptive advice or abortions without parental knowledge or consent?

WAYNE ROBINSON

Lower Hutt

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