The Orange County Register:
A dozen second-graders in Kim Kihm’s Bible class watched slide shows about the Ten Commandments on the classroom’s smart board and scrolled through Bible passages on their iPads.
While reading about the Good Samaritan, the Capistrano Valley Christian Schools students formed hearts in the air with their arms and sang a Bible verse about loving your neighbor as yourself.
“I like how we can use iPads so we can read and see pictures how it was back then,” said Scarlett Vukich, 8, of San Juan Capistrano, about the lesson.
It’s all part of the school’s digital Bible pilot program, which goes beyond teaching the Bible with high-tech tools.
With the help of a $1.5 million grant from two south Orange County families who wish to remain anonymous, Capistrano Valley Christian Schools are creating a web-based program that teaches Christianity using evidence they say can prove the truth of the Bible to better equip students to defend their faith – a discipline known as Christian apologetics.
“Our goal is to revolutionize the way the Bible is taught in Christian schools so kids will be firm in their faith,” said Kim Van Vlear, director of Bible curriculum development at the schools. “We want to show why the Bible is true with proven evidence like science, archeology and history.”
You know using science to teach religious faith is sort of like using water to build a campfire.
I still think that indoctrinating these children into ANY religion that informs them to mistrust facts and science is a form of child abuse.
If the tenets of your religion are so compelling then why can't you wait to teach them to people once their minds have fully matured and their critical thinking skills have kicked in?
This shit just pisses me off.