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Things You Can Learn In A Christian High School Textbook, For Real (Part II)

(Click here for Part I) Welcome to Part II of our new series of visits to Christianist America, a parallel universe where the Universe is 8,000 years old, scientists conspire to destroy God, and the only way to save children from left-wing bias in public schools is to explicitly indoctrinate them with right-wing ideology. Every Sunday we’ll see what we can learn about the worldview of some of our fellow Americans. And we will point and laugh! This week, we continue dissecting a 10th-grade textbook, Elements of Literature for Christian Schools, (Bob Jones University Press, 2001), which exhorts readers to evaluate literature on the basis of “whether God — the Biblical God — is present and active, at least by implication, in its imaginary world.” Reading, like just about everything else, is fraught with peril, and a Christian reader must be careful, lest a good book tempt them away from The Good Book. Read more on Things You Can Learn In A Christian High School Textbook, For Real (Part II)…