Political secularists have thus far been successful in preventing religion from crossing the threshold of our public schools. There needs to be, they say, a separation of church and state. We can’t be having our students discussing one of the most important queries a person could ever consider: does God exist? But why not? How one answers this question has a significant impact on how they interpret the world around them.
I too would be skeptical of and hesitant to permit doctrinal teachings of particular religions. I don’t know that I’d trust a government run public school system to fairly represent any of the world’s major religions. However, I don’t think taking on the umbrella issue of whether a generic theism could be true would be too corruptible.
The proposition, God exists, is either true or false and can be investigated. And I think it ought to be investigated.
Of course, all sides would dispute the manner in which the proposition was discussed. There will always be someone to object to what consider a bias. That’s understandable. But I don’t think the issue should be avoided in the fashion it is currently.