Quoting ¡VinHautℰ!:" I largely agree with you here, but not so much as it would be applied to primary education. I think ... [snip!] ... For that reason only (equal representation, essentially) I'm opposed to religious affiliated curriculum in public schools."
That's why I think it should be an elective only class, so you don't have to do every other religious text. But if someone had a great grasp on a variety of religious texts it would be seriously cool to have a debate class on the way the world religions view those issues. Or a religions "story" class. That's what I want to do... Pick a couple "stories" from a variety of religions and dissect them as great stories and discuss how religion AND society views those stories. For example... the apocalypse. The end of the world is looked at in so many different ways. I could have a unit on "end of the world" and read stories from each religion and discuss the text as a story, not a way of life. And since it's elective I don't need to show every religion of the world to be "fair," instead... I show the major religions with some obscure ones in there.
I taught a very controversial poetry class and it was great. I also made The Hunger Games controversial. We would read the book and then discuss issues like sex, religion, poverty, hunger, etc... in the hunger games and real world.
I like pushing barriers with my teaching... I just do it in a way that doesn't hurt anyone. Or piss off a parent ;)