BIBLE READING IN SCHOOLS.
TO THE EDITOR,
SiX, —:1b is matter for congratulation 1 that the Bible Heading m Schools Bill has passed it second reading m the Legislative Council. The labors of the late Hon Mr Mensries have net been m vnin, and the matter has been considerably argued m your own columns m favor of the measure. There we ninny arguments m favor of the measure, Amnig those jirjsued last week arc these :—Tha* the odium under whinh we m this colony rest m depriving the young of the opportunity qI listening to fcbe $ib\9 sho«l4 be re-
moved ; that the boys and girls who do not otherwise hearit,shouldhavean opportunity of growing up law-abiding and God" fearing citizens; that the Biblecontains, irrespective of its beautiful religious truths, the purest English, both of prose and verse, that children can be taught; that the proposed selections had been judiciously made ; that no one could be said to be educated who had not studied the Bible. The measure is purely permissive. The main objection urged was that it would lead to denominational ill-feeling. Those who urge tin's forget that there is Bible reading at present m our High Schools, as m Christchurch and Tinmru, and with excellent results. So that, that objection, j like many others, is purely theoretical.— I am, etc., jj.
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BIBLE READING IN SCHOOLS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2499, 23 August 1890
BIBLE READING IN SCHOOLS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2499, 23 August 1890
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