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Bible study rules for public schools proposed

There are 141455 comments on the The Courier-Journal story from Feb 10, 2010, titled Bible study rules for public schools proposed. In it, The Courier-Journal reports that:

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The state would create rules for teaching about the Bible in public high schools under a bill filed Monday by three Democratic senators.

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Known fact

Cocoa Beach, FL

#91565 Nov 21, 2012
You can go on line and access the same information:

http://www.insideedition.com/news/6332/inside ..
TV PREACHERS INVESTIGATED

INSIDE EDITION Investigates TV Ministers' Lifestyles
Airdate: 05/24/2011
They are some of the most popular TV preachers in the country, packing their mega churches each week and taking in millions every year. They urge the faithful followers to donate generously and in return the Lord will bring them prosperity.

There's no denying some people have prospered handsomely—the pastors themselves. They live like rock stars with huge mansions, private jets, and fancy cars. Their lifestyles are so lavish, six of them have been investigated by the U.S. Senate.

One preacher, Paula White, lives in multimillion dollar homes in New York City and Tampa, Florida. And another preacher, Creflo Dollar, gets around in style, flying in private jets to preach around the country. He owns a mansion in an exclusive Atlanta suburb.

Not one of them would would sit down for an interview about their opulent lifestyle so INSIDE EDITION's Lisa Guerrero caught up with Creflo Dollar at an event in New York City. She asked him, "How do you justify your million dollar mansions and private jets to your donors?" Dollar had no comment.

But when it comes to opulence, few religious leaders compare to Kenneth Copeland. He lives in an 18,000 square foot home outside Ft. Worth, Texas worth $6 million. It has beautiful water views that comes complete with a boat house. But that's not all.

Copeland is an avid pilot, and his pride and joy is a $20 million Cessna Citation jet. It's the fastest private jet money can buy. He said he needed it to better serve the Lord, and proudly did a fly by for his followers after the church bought it.

But that's not the only plane used by the church. We found a fleet of planes registered to the church. And you won't catch him waiting in line at the airport, because he's got his own. The Kenneth Copeland Airport is located right next to his mansion.

"I think Copeland is unbelievably greedy", said Ole Anthony of the Trinity Foundation, a church watchdog group that worked with the Senate Committee investigating Copeland and other TV preachers..
"Televangelism is a $2 to $3 billion industry, untaxed, unregulated," said Anthony.

That's right—by law, religious groups like Copeland's are exempt from federal taxes, and they don't have to report how they spend their money to anyone.

Copeland and his church takes in tens of millions a year, through donations and selling books and DVD's to his donors.
When Kristi Parker's mother died of cancer, she said she found diaries that showed her mother sent Copeland most of her life's savings, hoping her faith and donations would heal her deadly disease.

"She sent them a lot of money, a whole lot of money", said Parker.

Guerrero asked Parker, "What do you think of Kenneth Copeland's lifestyle?"

"TV doesn't do it justice. Their office furniture is probably worth more than most people's houses. It make you sick." said Parker.

Copeland, like the other preachers investigated by the Senate, refused INSIDE EDITION's request for an interview, so we caught up with him at an event in North Carolina.

Guerrero asked, "Can you explain to us why you are living such a lifestyle of luxury off of church donations?"

An assistant to Copeland said, "We don't have any time for this," and tried to usher Copeland away. At the same time a hotel employee tried to block our camera.
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Cocoa Beach, FL

#91566 Nov 21, 2012
(cont.) TV Ministers investigated.

Guerrero continued to try to get answers from Copeland.
"Why won't you answer any of our questions? It's a simple questions, sir," said Guerrero.

Copeland then agreed to chat and said, "I'm going to give you a simple answer. My life follows scripture. We've never asked anyone for money. We give. We believe we're open."

Guerrero then asked, "Sir, you have a fleet of private jets. Why is that necessary? How many jets do you have?"

Copeland answered, "That's none of your business."

Right after that he walked away.

Copeland told INSIDE EDITION that he cooperated with the Senate investigation, but the committee disagreed and said Copeland refused to provide the information it requested for its investigation. According to the committee, only two of the preachers did—Joyce Meyer and Benny Hinn. The committee recommended that the IRS look further into the matter.
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Cocoa Beach, FL

#91567 Nov 21, 2012
7th Trump wrote:
It's hardto tell what your poor misguided JW bible says about anything. It has strayed so far away from the true Word, that I'm sure it doesn't care if you kill a child or not. But, thanks for the info. If any Christian reads your post, you make it pretty clear what your Michaelian bible teaches. I guess that's what happens when you start worshipping angels!
Why don't you do yourself a favor and check the same information in your King James Version....but be sure to check it with your manuscripts to make sure the KJV is not misleading you!

Just for the record...Jehovah's Witnesses do not worship angels. I think maybe you have us confused with your religion. Jesus said,"it is Jehovah your God you must worship and to him alone you should render sacred service." Matthew 4:10
Known fact

Cocoa Beach, FL

#91568 Nov 21, 2012
"7th.Trump"
I posted the information again for your quick referrence.
Does Jehovah view the life of a child as precious even during the very early stages of development after conception?
Ps. 139:13-16:“You [Jehovah] kept me screened off in the belly of my mother.... Your eyes saw even the embryo of me, and in your book all its parts were down in writing.”
Has God ever stated that a person would be calledto account for injuryto an unborn child?
Ex. 21:22, 23:“In case men should struggle with each other and they really hurt a pregnant woman and her children do come out but no fatal accident occurs, he isto have damages imposed upon him without fail accordingto what the owner of the woman may lay upon him; and he must give it through the justices. But if a fatal accident should occur, then you must give soul for soul.”(Some translations make it appear that in this lawto Israel the crucial matter was what happenedto the mother, notto the fetus. The original Hebrew text, however, refersto a fatal accidentto either mother or child.)

“Trying to live a good life”

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#91569 Nov 21, 2012
Known fact wrote:
"7th.Trump"
I posted the information again for your quick referrence.
Does Jehovah view the life of a child as precious even during the very early stages of development after conception?
Ps. 139:13-16:“You [Jehovah] kept me screened off in the belly of my mother.... Your eyes saw even the embryo of me, and in your book all its parts were down in writing.”
Has God ever stated that a person would be calledto account for injuryto an unborn child?
Ex. 21:22, 23:“In case men should struggle with each other and they really hurt a pregnant woman and her children do come out but no fatal accident occurs, he isto have damages imposed upon him without fail accordingto what the owner of the woman may lay upon him; and he must give it through the justices. But if a fatal accident should occur, then you must give soul for soul.”(Some translations make it appear that in this lawto Israel the crucial matter was what happenedto the mother, notto the fetus. The original Hebrew text, however, refersto a fatal accidentto either mother or child.)
No need to list me anything out of your poorly misguided bible. I'm sure it does condone abortion, along with angel worship, and the idea that your mesiah has yet to come, and several other misguided things. So you JW go right ahead abort as many babies as you like, you won't have to answer to me for it, but be ready for those words, I know you not!

Do you pug that in your pamphlets? That you don't believe in voting, but you believe in killing babies? Real cool religion you got going on there!

“Trying to live a good life”

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#91570 Nov 21, 2012
Quantummist wrote:
<quoted text>
"All I can do is Explain it to you, I cannot Understand it for you"
Just like you explained how satanic rituals didn't call for molesting children? Thanks for not understanding that for me either!

“There is no god”

Since: Jul 12

War, WV

#91571 Nov 22, 2012
7th Trump wrote:
<quoted text>Just like you explained how satanic rituals didn't call for molesting children? Thanks for not understanding that for me either!
And since you, yet again, make a stupid comment with nothing to back it up I will ,again, call you a liar.
With the tens of millions of christians raping children I quess that is part of your christian rituals
Yes and Amen

Georgetown, KY

#91573 Nov 22, 2012
Happy Thanksgiving to all,
and
God Bless!

Since: Feb 12

El Dorado Hills, CA

#91574 Nov 22, 2012
7th Trump wrote:
<quoted text>Thank God we're not under Mosaic Law, we would all be in bad shape, myself included.
I thank Jesus for that, who do you thank? Darwin, or yourself?
Really, what about the cursades and millions killed in Jesus name after the death of Jesus, you thank him for that? I thank science and progress for taking us out of the dark ages of paganism. Breaking the spell of religion to become a secular nation free of religious theocracies. We are still progressing and hopefully will end the brain washing of children by religious leaders that stop our progress.
oQQo

Whitley City, KY

#91575 Nov 22, 2012
The turkey is Satan's peacock.
so true

Morgantown, KY

#91576 Nov 22, 2012
Yes and Amen wrote:
Happy Thanksgiving to all,
and
God Bless!
To you and yours as well....
Just for today as we gather around our tables, may our hearts be warm and proud that our bellies are feed , our loved ones are near, and health is upon us. Eat well all, for there are those , that see only one meal a day , and will never know the pleasure of these feast some of us will enjoy today..
Shall all those hungry be feed.
Shall all those cold be warm.
Shall all those sick be well.
Shall all those hurt , be safe.
Shall all those homeless, have shelter.
Shall we all think of each other, if only for today.
Happy Thanksgiving.....

“There is no god.”

Since: Jan 12

USA

#91577 Nov 22, 2012
Happy turkey day to all you atheists and brownsville, the rest of you idiots can just poof on out of here, the rupture, poof, lmao.

“There is no god.”

Since: Jan 12

USA

#91578 Nov 22, 2012
Spaceship earth wrote:
<quoted text>
Really, what about the cursades and millions killed in Jesus name after the death of Jesus, you thank him for that? I thank science and progress for taking us out of the dark ages of paganism. Breaking the spell of religion to become a secular nation free of religious theocracies. We are still progressing and hopefully will end the brain washing of children by religious leaders that stop our progress.
The truth burns the christians, they cant handle the truth so they hide behind faith.

“There is no god.”

Since: Jan 12

USA

#91579 Nov 22, 2012
"Reason must be deluded, blinded, and destroyed. Faith must trample underfoot all reason, sense, and understanding, and whatever it sees must be put out of sight and ... know nothing but the word of God."
— martin luther

"There is another form of temptation, even more fraught with danger. This is the disease of curiosity. It is this which drives us to try and discover the secrets of nature, those secrets which are beyond our understanding, which can avail us nothing and which man should not wish to learn."
st. augustine

"I do further promise and declare, that I will, when opportunity presents, make and wage relentless war, secretly or openly, against all heretics, Protestants and Liberals, as I am directed to do and to extirpate and exterminate them from the face of the whole earth, and that I will spare neither sex, age nor condition and that I will hang, waste, boil, flay, strangle and bury alive these infamous heretics; rip up the stomachs and wombs of their women and crush their infants' heads against the wall, in order to annihilate forever their execrable race."
pope paul the third

See this is religion, you cant fix stupid and religion is stupid.
so true

Morgantown, KY

#91580 Nov 22, 2012
LOL in a suit wrote:
Happy turkey day to all you atheists and brownsville, the rest of you idiots can just poof on out of here, the rupture, poof, lmao.
:)

“There is no god.”

Since: Jan 12

USA

#91581 Nov 22, 2012
Satanic Priest wrote:
<quoted text>And since you, yet again, make a stupid comment with nothing to back it up I will ,again, call you a liar.
With the tens of millions of christians raping children I quess that is part of your christian rituals
After all jesus did lay his hands on children, christians just follow their leader.

“There is no god”

Since: Jul 12

War, WV

#91582 Nov 22, 2012
LOL in a suit wrote:
<quoted text>
The truth burns the christians, they cant handle the truth so they hide behind faith.
And stick their fingers in their ears going "nananana".
Like 7th trump, when presented with truth and fact must side step by attacking the bearer of facts and use misdirection to avoid truth.
Why must people delude themselves with such utter delusions?

“See how you are?”

Since: Jul 12

Earth

#91583 Nov 22, 2012
Quantummist wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes they are, and in my Opinion wrongly so... I can have a 1000 Thoughts, does not specify what I Know... I can have many and varied opinion, Does not specifically state what I do or do not Know... But to Believe requires Faith in what You think You Know that you then state as more a religious statement than evidenced fact....
One could argue that opinion is based on intellectual IQ and belief is bolstered by emotional IQ. In either case, the thought of the subject is that they think they "know" the "truth".

“Trying to live a good life”

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#91584 Nov 22, 2012
Spaceship earth wrote:
<quoted text>
Really, what about the cursades and millions killed in Jesus name after the death of Jesus, you thank him for that? I thank science and progress for taking us out of the dark ages of paganism. Breaking the spell of religion to become a secular nation free of religious theocracies. We are still progressing and hopefully will end the brain washing of children by religious leaders that stop our progress.
I thank Him for bringing the poor misguided out of the dark ages, using the Bible.

That's what happens when only a few are aloud to read it, and then preach their version. Just look at the JW, they would have you to never vote again, and kill all the babies you didn't want. Our Forefathers seen that, and that's why this country will never restrict the Bible.

So I give thanks to our Lord and Savoir, and the way He used the Bible to make this a great nation. If it were up to atheist, muslims, JW, and some of these other false religions nowadays, we would be back in the dark ages. Let there be Light.

“There is no god”

Since: Jul 12

War, WV

#91585 Nov 22, 2012
Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
"You Ethiopians will also be slaughtered by my sword," says the LORD. And the LORD will strike the lands of the north with his fist. He will destroy Assyria and make its great capital, Nineveh, a desolate wasteland, parched like a desert
I will sweep away everything in all your land," says the LORD. "I will sweep away both people and animals alike. Even the birds of the air and the fish in the sea will die
From there Elisha went up to Bethel. While he was on his way, some small boys came out of the city and jeered at him. "Go up baldhead," they shouted, "go up baldhead!" The prophet turned and saw them, and he cursed them in the name of the Lord. Then two shebears came out of the woods and tore forty two of the children to pieces
Meanwhile, the LORD instructed one of the group of prophets to say to another man, "Strike me!" But the man refused to strike the prophet. Then the prophet told him, "Because you have not obeyed the voice of the LORD, a lion will kill you as soon as you leave me." And sure enough, when he had gone, a lion attacked and killed him
Anyone who is captured will be run through with a sword. Their little children will be dashed to death right before their eyes. Their homes will be sacked and their wives raped by the attacking hordes. For I will stir up the Medes against Babylon, and no amount of silver or gold will buy them off. The attacking armies will shoot down the young people with arrows. They will have no mercy on helpless babies and will show no compassion for the children
Cursed be he who does the Lords work remissly, cursed he who holds back his sword from blood.
The men of Israel withdrew through the territory of the Benjaminites, putting to the sword the inhabitants of the city, the livestock, and all they chanced upon. Moreover they destroyed by fire all the cities they came upon
HOW IS IT THAT CHRISTIANS CALL THEIR EVIL BLOOD LUSTING HATE FILLED GOD GOOD?

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