At first blush I really like the idea of putting God back in public school, but which god will they pick?
Will it be the one real Christian God, or the many hundreds of fakes out there? What kind of theology will they teach? Will it be the theology of David Koresh, Joseph Smith, Charles T. Russel, or Jesus Christ?
The idea of God in the wrong hands has proven very dangerous in the past, religion has been used and abused to cause mass suicide, wars, cults, and to justify a lot of other types of evil.
There have even been news reports on the net about certain public school kids being forced to say that Allah is god by their school districts. Our own president has even made fun of the Christian God in public! I just don’t trust our government to talk about God anymore. The best answer would be to create school vouchers and to let parents pick what school they want to send their kids to, but I doubt that is going to happen.
Deuteronomy 11:18-19 (NIV)
18 Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 19 Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
From scripture we learn that parents are given the responsibility to teach their children about God. Our responsibility when it comes to teaching kids about faith may begin on Sunday when we take our kids to church, but it doesn’t end on Sunday. The subject of God should come up many times a day. Considering that many Christians have never read the Bible from cover to cover I know that this is a hard thing to ask from many parents who say that they are usually to busy to read the Bible for themselves, but might I suggest that if you are too busy to read your Bible and teach your children about God, that maybe you are far busier then God intended you to be?
If our children were given sufficient knowledge at home about God , and how to serve him well then they will naturally become sharers of the Gospel with their friends. Eventually the environment of the school would change. But we have to rededicate ourselves to God and our children for this to work.