Kudos to N.C. Sen. Stan Bingham for sponsoring a bill that would bring Bible courses to the list of electives offered in public schools. See the Feb. 28 edition of The Daily Advance.
Students can benefit from a variety of courses, especially those that expose them to the concepts that made our nation strong and prosperous — honesty, hard work, patience, making good use of available resources, taking care of your family, an honest day’s pay for an honest day of labor. Labor and pay are directly related to demand and supply — two key concepts covered in economics classes. Those are non-religious concepts for students to learn in taxpayer-supported school electives.
Proverbs, whether people accept or reject Christianity, and many other books of the Bible provide wisdom young people need and guidelines that will steer them away from life’s most destructive forces. It could also lead them to become productive citizens in a country always seeking the most lofty state of being — self sufficiency.