Originally Posted by theretohere
There's some debate on that. Commonly, Christians critique it because it's not really religious, and others critique it because it includes some Bible stories- along with stories from other religions. It's easily adaptable for Christians and others alike.
The criticism from secular users is that it has stories from ancient mythology, for instance, and calls them "myths" and "legends" -- which is true enough. But when talking about Biblical stories, they're not *specifically* called "myths".
So Christian parents might see it as an implication that Biblical stories /are/
myths since they're lumped into a collection of other myths told in a similar way... and secular parents might see it as an implication that Biblical stories are /facts/ because they're not explicitly called myths...
While this bothers some people, most users (both secular and Christian) end up feeling that things are treated fairly enough, and even if there are some unclear details and distinctions and imperfections, it's still excellent as a general introduction to the story aspect of history... it engages young children to think that history is interesting
, and the details about what is fact, what is speculation, and what is myth will get sorted out as they both mature and expand their studies.