Bible study rules for public schools proposed

Feb 10, 2010 Full story: The Courier-Journal 132,257

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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#94962 Feb 12, 2013
aWitchintheWoods wrote:
From my reading, animism (the belief that everything is "animated" by spirits) seems to be the oldest.
Primitive peoples tried to identify with the prey by wearing hides and skins or antlers and performing rituals, perhaps to understand the animal in order to better hunt them.
That's probably true. It seems to make the most sense.

And it's a perfect illustration of why God of the Gaps is such a huge fallacy. We put on deer antlers so we can control the deer or obtain its power. Then we create a god based on the deer. Then a church based on the god. Then we learn what makes a deer tick. We learn about the biology of the deer. We lose interest in the temple, in the god, in wearing antlers. We don't need it anymore. Now we think god resides in the areas where we don't know something, like "prior" to the Big Bang.

God is the sun. The sun is energy, feeding the earth. Ok, then god is the earth. The earth is rock and metal spinning and rotating and traveling around the sun. Ok, god is the motion of the heavenly bodies. The motion is the effect of gravity and certain other physical "laws" that we can predict with a surprising accuracy. Well then god is the unpredictable nature of quantum physics...

God's place gets smaller and smaller. God of the Gaps. Makes much more sense to simply accept that there isn't any evidence to have a belief in god. Atheism is that position.
Family of Light

Korea

#94963 Feb 12, 2013
Please you dear souls, take time to watch and consider this:

so true

Morgantown, KY

#94964 Feb 12, 2013
Very eye opening, forgive and forget , opening your heart to even the bad..

The world is as a looking-glass and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face. Frown at it and it in turn will look sourly upon you; laugh at it and with it, and it is a jolly, kind companion."

William Makepeace Thackeray
Jimmy Two Shoes

Middletown, NJ

#94965 Feb 12, 2013
Satanic Priest wrote:
<quoted text>You sure told me! I guess that it must be the christian cult that fuels the multibillion dollar porn industry, and the multi billion dollar alcohol industry, and the multi billion dollar strip club industry, and Victoria's secret, and science fiction books, and the multibillion dollar medical industry, wow, you must be right
Ok, you win! I can't respond to complete nonsense.

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Since: Jul 12

Earth

#94966 Feb 12, 2013
Quantummist wrote:
<quoted text>
The Bath School disaster is the historical name of the violent attacks perpetrated by Andrew Kehoe on May 18, 1927 in Bath Township, Michigan that killed 38 elementary school children and 6 adults, and injured at least 58 other people. Kehoe first killed his wife, fire-bombed his farm and set off a major explosion in the Bath Consolidated School, before committing suicide by detonating a final explosion in his truck. It is the deadliest mass murder in a school in United States history.
“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.”
&#8213; Isaac Asimov

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Since: Jul 12

Earth

#94967 Feb 12, 2013
hill billy jim wrote:
Atheism is what I would say your belief is.I will truly pray for you I don't want to see you go to hell.I pray you seek the Lord before your time is up.
“One man's theology is another man's belly laugh.”
- Robert A. Heinlein

“Speaker of Mountain Wisdom....”

Since: Jan 10

London, KY

#94969 Feb 12, 2013
ChromiuMan wrote:
<quoted text>
“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.”
&#8213; Isaac Asimov
"Stupid is as Stupid Does" Mrs. Gump....
GWB

Roseville, CA

#94970 Feb 12, 2013
So true wrote:
Day fine folks. May we all be well today, and if we are , may we be proud we are well, out of love for those who are not. Many thoughts...:)
Not well in Kentucky. Ky. child homelessness rate among the highest in nation.

“There is no god.”

Since: Jan 12

USA

#94975 Feb 12, 2013
“I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.”

“There is no god.”

Since: Jan 12

USA

#94976 Feb 12, 2013
"Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction."

“There is no god.”

Since: Jan 12

USA

#94977 Feb 12, 2013
"I have no problems with jesus, it's his religie fan club I don't like."

OURC

Lebanon, OR

#94978 Feb 12, 2013
Great, about time someone put the Bible back in school. Maybe then their would be some decency in schools and less killings.Have you ever noticed since they banned the bible in schools the killings have increased as well moral degeneration. Think about it.
hill billy jim

Leitchfield, KY

#94979 Feb 12, 2013
I got a quote Una.You can't fix stupid.There is no knowledge better then common sense.lol
Bonjour

London, KY

#94980 Feb 12, 2013
So true!

“I'll think about it.”

Since: Nov 07

central Florida

#94981 Feb 12, 2013
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." ---Aristotle

** or in simplier language....

'Don't believe everything you think.'--bumper sticker on my car

“Speaker of Mountain Wisdom....”

Since: Jan 10

London, KY

#94982 Feb 12, 2013
aWitchintheWoods wrote:
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." ---Aristotle
** or in simplier language....
'Don't believe everything you think.'--bumper sticker on my car
I go for even Simpler language.... "Never Believe" Period...
So true

Elizabethtown, KY

#94983 Feb 12, 2013
A whistling women and a crowing hen will run the devil out of his den...
Known Fact

Cocoa Beach, FL

#94985 Feb 12, 2013
bible says wrote:
<quoted text>
there are many different ppl that wrote parts of the bible, why do u think it contradicts itself so much. cuz its nto inspired by god, it is a group of ppl that couldnt keep the story straight in their pursuit of power and money and control. what better way to keep the poor from killin the ones with the money and power, put a sky daddy in the pic so that all the poor stay dumb and scared to stand up and say we deserve our share cuz we do the work for the rich to get the money they got. but thanx to god and hell the ppl think they will get teh reward after tehy die therefore becomin the slaves to the rich business owners and such. if it were inspired by god i dont think we would need interpretation and cross referencing and twisted scripture to make it viable for reality and common sense.
I do not want to put you on a spot but can you provide a list of the contridictions you refer to that are supposed to be in the Bible.

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War, WV

#94988 Feb 13, 2013
Known Fact wrote:
<quoted text>
I do not want to put you on a spot but can you provide a list of the contridictions you refer to that are supposed to be in the Bible.
1. God is satisfied with his works
Gen 1:31
God is dissatisfied with his works.
Gen 6:6
2. God dwells in chosen temples
2 Chron 7:12,16
God dwells not in temples
Acts 7:48
3. God dwells in light
Tim 6:16
God dwells in darkness
1 Kings 8:12/ Ps 18:11/ Ps 97:2
4. God is seen and heard
Ex 33:23/ Ex 33:11/ Gen 3:9,10/ Gen 32:30/ Is 6:1/
Ex 24:9-11
God is invisible and cannot be heard
John 1:18/ John 5:37/ Ex 33:20/ 1 Tim 6:16
5. God is tired and rests
Ex 31:17
God is never tired and never rests
Is 40:28
6. God is everywhere present, sees and knows all things
Prov 15:3/ Ps 139:7-10/ Job 34:22,21
God is not everywhere present, neither sees nor knows all
things
Gen 11:5/ Gen 18:20,21/ Gen 3:8
7. God knows the hearts of men
Acts 1:24/ Ps 139:2,3
God tries men to find out what is in their heart
Deut 13:3/ Deut 8:2/ Gen 22:12
8. God is all powerful
Jer 32:27/ Matt 19:26
God is not all powerful
Judg 1:19
9. God is unchangeable
James 1:17/ Mal 3:6/ Ezek 24:14/ Num 23:19
God is changeable
Gen 6:6/ Jonah 3:10/ 1 Sam 2:30,31/ 2 Kings 20:1,4,5,6/
Ex 33:1,3,17,14
10. God is just and impartial
Ps 92:15/ Gen 18:25/ Deut 32:4/ Rom 2:11/ Ezek 18:25
God is unjust and partial
Gen 9:25/ Ex 20:5/ Rom 9:11-13/ Matt 13:12
11. God is the author of evil
Lam 3:38/ Jer 18:11/ Is 45:7/ Amos 3:6/ Ezek 20:25
God is not the author of evil
1 Cor 14:33/ Deut 32:4/ James 1:13
12. God gives freely to those who ask

John 12:40/ Josh 11:20/ Is 63:17
13. God is to be found by those who seek him
Matt 7:8/ Prov 8:17
God is not to be found by those who seek him
Prov 1:28
14. God is warlike
Ex 15:3/ Is 51:15
God is peaceful
Rom 15:33/ 1 Cor 14:33
15. God is cruel, unmerciful, destructive, and ferocious
Jer 13:14/ Deut 7:16/ 1 Sam 15:2,3/ 1 Sam 6:19
God is kind, merciful, and good
James 5:11/ Lam 3:33/ 1 Chron 16:34/ Ezek 18:32/ Ps 145:9/
1 Tim 2:4/ 1 John 4:16/ Ps 25:8
16. God's anger is fierce and endures long
Num 32:13/ Num 25:4/ Jer 17:4
God's anger is slow and endures but for a minute
Ps 103:8/ Ps 30:5
17. God commands, approves of, and delights in burnt offerings,
sacrifices ,and holy days
Ex 29:36/ Lev 23:27/ Ex 29:18/ Lev 1:9
God disapproves of and has no pleasure in burnt offerings,
sacrifices, and holy days.
Jer 7:22/ Jer 6:20/ Ps 50:13,4/ Is 1:13,11,12
18. God accepts human sacrifices
2 Sam 21:8,9,14/ Gen 22:2/ Judg 11:30-32,34,38,39
God forbids human sacrifice
Deut 12:30,31
19. God tempts men
Gen 22:1/ 2 Sam 24:1/ Jer 20:7/ Matt 6:13
God tempts no man
James 1:13
20. God cannot lie
Heb 6:18
God lies by proxy; he sends forth lying spirits t deceive
2 Thes 2:11/ 1 Kings 22:23/ Ezek 14:9
21. Because of man's wickedness God destroys him
Gen 6:5,7
Because of man's wickedness God will not destroy him
Gen 8:21
22. God's attributes are revealed in his works.
Rom 1:20
God's attributes cannot be discovered
Job 11:7/ Is 40:28
23. There is but one God
Deut 6:4
There is a plurality of gods
Gen 1:26/ Gen 3:22/ Gen 18:1-3/ 1 John 5:7

“There is no god”

Since: Jul 12

War, WV

#94989 Feb 13, 2013
Known Fact wrote:
<quoted text>
I do not want to put you on a spot but can you provide a list of the contridictions you refer to that are supposed to be in the Bible.
Moral Precepts

24. Robbery commanded
Ex 3:21,22/ Ex 12:35,36
Robbery forbidden
Lev 19:13/ Ex 20:15
25. Lying approved and sanctioned
Josh 2:4-6/ James 2:25/ Ex 1:18-20/ 1 Kings 22:21,22
Lying forbidden
Ex 20:16/ Prov 12:22/ Rev 21:8
26. Hatred to the Edomite sanctioned
2 Kings 14:7,3
Hatred to the Edomite forbidden
Deut 23:7
27. Killing commanded
Ex 32:27
Killing forbidden
Ex 20:13
28. The blood-shedder must die
Gen 9:5,6
The blood-shedder must not die
Gen 4:15
29. The making of images forbidden
Ex 20:4
The making of images commanded
Ex 25:18,20
30. Slavery and oppression ordained
Gen 9:25/ Lev 25:45,46/ Joel 3:8
Slavery and oppression forbidden
Is 58:6/ Ex 22:21/ Ex 21:16/ Matt 23:10
31. Improvidence enjoyed
Matt 6:28,31,34/ Luke 6:30,35/ Luke 12:3
Improvidence condemned
1 Tim 5:8/ Prov 13:22
32. Anger approved
Eph 4:26
Anger disapproved
Eccl 7:9/ Prov 22:24/ James 1:20
33. Good works to be seen of men
Matt 5:16
Good works not to be seen of men
Matt 6:1
34. Judging of others forbidden
Matt 7:1,2
Judging of others approved
1 Cor 6:2-4/ 1 Cor 5:12
35. Christ taught non-resistance
Matt 5:39/ Matt 26:52
Christ taught and practiced physical resistance
Luke 22:36/ John 2:15
36. Christ warned his followers not to fear being killed
Luke 12:4
Christ himself avoided the Jews for fear of being killed
John 7:1
37. Public prayer sanctioned
1 Kings 8:22,54, 9:3
Public prayer disapproved
Matt 6:5,6
38. Importunity in prayer commended
Luke 18:5,7
Importunity in prayer condemned
Matt 6:7,8
39. The wearing of long hair by men sanctioned
Judg 13:5/ Num 6:5
The wearing of long hair by men condemned
1 Cor 11:14
40. Circumcision instituted
Gen 17:10
Circumcision condemned
Gal 5:2
41. The Sabbath instituted
Ex 20:8
The Sabbath repudiated
Is 1:13/ Rom 14:5/ Col 2:16
42. The Sabbath instituted because God rested on the seventh day
Ex 20:11
The Sabbath instituted because God brought the Israelites
out of Egypt
Deut 5:15
43. No work to be done on the Sabbath under penalty of death
Ex 31:15/ Num 15:32,36
Jesus Christ broke the Sabbath and justified his disciples in
the same
John 5:16/ Matt 12:1-3,5
44. Baptism commanded
Matt 28:19
Baptism not commanded
1 Cor 1:17,14
45. Every kind of animal allowed for food.
Gen 9:3/ 1 Cor 10:25/ Rom 14:14
Certain kinds of animals prohibited for food.
Deut 14:7,8
46. Taking of oaths sanctioned
Num 30:2/ Gen 21:23-24,31/ Gen 31:53/ Heb 6:13
Taking of oaths forbidden
Matt 5:34

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