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The First Amendment be Damned.

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Skwim, Feb 8, 2017.

  1. buddhist

    buddhist Well-Known Member

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    I agree ... I wasn't approving of this particular activity.
     
  2. Skwim

    Skwim Veteran Member

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    Yeah, the CBS report that aired this morning is where I got the idea for my OP. Thanks for posting it.


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  3. Jeremiahcp

    Jeremiahcp Well-Known Jerk

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    Just because you are hasty and sloppy that does not mean all of us are.
     
  4. Skwim

    Skwim Veteran Member

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    Just all filled with amusing non-sequiturs this morning, aren't you. :D


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  5. metis

    metis aged ecumenical anthropologist

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    It could be done legally in the context with other scriptures from other religions being covered, but if not then it's unconstitutional.
     
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  6. Jeremiahcp

    Jeremiahcp Well-Known Jerk

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    Try this conclusion on for size. We'll see if you can follow it this time.
     
  7. Skwim

    Skwim Veteran Member

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    But considering the remarks made by Cherilyn Thomas in the article, what's being done is more than simply looking at Christianity, but promulgating it.


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  8. David1967

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    In our multicultural society, I could go along with this idea.
     
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    I beg to differ. The King James bible is a recognised piece of English and is quoted and used in English literature.
     
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  10. whereismynotecard

    whereismynotecard Treasure Hunter

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    That's what private schools are for. Kinda seems like the parents who support this the most care about religion a lot... so their kids probably hear enough about it at home anyway.

    Other kids and teachers give you dirty looks and ***** at you when you don't participate in "optional" things that everyone else just follows without question. It's optional, but you're gonna feel alienated if you don't do it.
     
  11. omega2xx

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    Anyone who wants to. The after school classes would not be mandator.y
     
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  12. Skwim

    Skwim Veteran Member

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    So has Mad magazine.

    The repository contains 53 quotes from MAD Magazine.
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    Politicians are people who get sworn in and then cursed out.

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    Teenagers are people who act like babies if they�re not treated like adults.

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    These days the meaning of �a faithful husband� is one whose alimony checks arrive on time.

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    If most people said what�s on their minds, they�d be speechless.

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    Good hospitality is making your guests feel at home, even when you wish they were.

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    Elections are when people find out what politicians stand for, and politicians find out what people will fall for.

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    America is a land which fought for freedom and then began passing laws to get rid of it.

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  13. omega2xx

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    Agreed. I beleive some schools in the south have after school Bible clubs.
     
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    ... at the church down the street from the school, completely unaffiliated with any government?
     
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    Starting in junior high, I think they should have a class on comparative religions and teach the basics o what the main religions of the world teach. Student need to have things that challenge their thinking, not just fed the same old pablum.
     
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    omega2xx Well-Known Member

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    No. In the school,after school, and voluntary.
     
  17. Evangelicalhumanist

    Evangelicalhumanist "Truth" isn't a thing...
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    I'm an atheist, and yet I have read the Bible completely through more than once. I own several, and still refer to them from time to time -- as I do to my Homer (Iliad and Odyssey), Virgil (Aeneas), Dante (Divine Comedy), Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird), Shakespeare (too many titles to list) and Doctorow (Ragtime) among many, many other cherished favourites. If anybody truly wishes to know who we (humanity) are, then they must read what we collectively has thought and written.

    I have no difficulty with that -- if an English high school class can learn Harper Lee or E.L. Doctorow, then they can learn the Bible. And -- with this one caveat, that it is expressly called "Literature" -- the Upanishads and the Bible. (Cant' get through Upanishads myself -- they bore me -- but love the Epic of Gilgamesh, in which Noah, under the name of Utnapushtim, appears.)

    See? Learning is a good thing -- even learning what people believe. Just so long as you are learning and not being indoctrinated. In any case, for those kids taught Bible inerrancy or literalism at home, you won't get them to believe it's fiction anyway -- too late for them. But even so, so what? As long as you teach that these are "stories," that they are "our stories," I say go for it.
     
  18. Nietzsche

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    100% agreed.
     
  19. psychoslice

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    I don't think kids swallow the stories like they use to, so it best without it, it only causes division anyway.
     
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    Why in the school?
     
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