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I'm going to take the silence as a no. The first sentence in the Bible is "B'reishis barah Elokim es haShamayim v'es haAretz" (Ashkenazi pronunciation, the Name of G_d aliased). When you learn the Bible through English translation (particularly those done by Christians), you wind up knowing less than nothing, because what you know is wrong. It amazes me how so many people in this country can pretend to love the Bible, yet are too lazy to learn how to read it.
You say "Schools don't need to teach religion as such, but they can certainly make sure that their students are Bible literate." I'll send you an official portrait of President Jackson if you can tell me what the first sentence in the Bible is. I'm guessing strongly that I'll check that $20 bill...