Bible study rules for public schools ...

Bible study rules for public schools proposed

There are 138127 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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rational

Lexington, KY

#95126 Feb 16, 2013
concerned wrote:
The danger in teaching the Bible is that this book has the power to create faith even in an atheist. If it is allowed to be taught there is a strong possibility someone could be converted to Jesus Christ. Under the current world views is it possible to allow such a powerful tool for good to be taught in public schools and that before the young minds of the future?
I disagree, teaching the bible could cause many people to become atheists. Have you people actually read this thing? Ir just had it preached at you?

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#95127 Feb 16, 2013
Reader wrote:
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Funny as watching the "atheist" (un)righteouness of rags igonrance hypocrites.
Lump and labelDUHMing them awrl and cawrlz 'ema ll DUH same anywayz lol.
That...I...

Damn, dude, I can't even *read* this gibberish. WTF?

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Since: Jan 10

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#95128 Feb 17, 2013
Brian_G wrote:
<quoted text>We no longer make blood sacrifice to God or your idols.
Still you honor as holy a book in which your god forced men to sacrifice their kids. That is like me praising Mein Kampf while denouncing it's teachings.

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Brian_G wrote:
<quoted text>I don't take bible study with people who don't appreciate the text.
Of course you don't. You don't want any non bias reading of the text. You want everyone to come to the conclusion that the buybull is the holy word without having read it.
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Brian_G wrote:
<quoted text>That's not all the people who worshiped Baal did, they sacrificed their children. Do you get it?
The reason the buybull gives for why Elijah killed the priests of Baal was because they could not make Baal send a fire from heaven.

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#95129 Feb 17, 2013
Brian_G wrote:
<quoted text>Christianity's God never required animal sacrifice since He gave His only Son as a sacrifice for our original sin.
Christianity is a product of the Jewish religion so the God of the old testament is the same as the new. That means the God you worship demanded animal and human sacrifices from his slaves.
Brian_G wrote:
<quoted text><quoted text>You always cite biblical law, that parents can call for the execution of their child; that takes the law from the parents and puts it to the community. Now, cite the cases where children have been put to death for disobedience. Zero, biblical law works excellently more often than not.
Well a daughter was killed by her father because he pledged a vow to sacrifice what he first saw. A group of boys were killed because they made jokes about a prophet. Another was murdered for spilling his seed.

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#95130 Feb 17, 2013
Satanic Priest wrote:
The only reason that your cult stopped doing blood ritual sacrifice is because we will not allow you to. We stopped your cult from killing people but be warned, what your cult has done will never be forgotten
I'm not advocating forgetting the past, just being able to differentiate between it and the present. If you want to credit yourself with stopping animal sacrifice, but in fact, the change came from within religion.

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#95131 Feb 17, 2013
Napoleon said it best wrote:
Wow. You do realize the coming of Christ is a sequel? In part one (old testament) God did require animal sacrifice.
So, admit Christians never practiced animal sacrifice.

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Napoleon said it best wrote:
It is not far fetched to believe that the bronze age barbarians who created or believed such a law, never enforced such a thing.
So, admit no child has been put to death for disobeying his parents under biblical law.

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Napoleon said it best wrote:
Especially considering we can take a look at countries that operate as theocracies using the old testament laws, to witness parents who have their children stoned to death for being raped, and it doesn't seem unimaginable that they would do it during a time when they thought an eclipse was eating the sun forever.
This refers to Islam, not Christianity or Judaism, where shame isn't communicable and remains between the individual and God.

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Napoleon said it best wrote:
Biblical law works excellently? For whom? For those who are deeply involved in the church? Sure? For say....women, homosexuals, and those choosing to believe in another religion....not so much.
Works for me.

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Napoleon said it best wrote:
And where exactly does it excel? Human rights? Freedom of speech and expression? Animal rights? No...none of those. Again, there are those who practice a religion which begins with a translation of the old testament, and they murder their own children for the crime of seducing a man to rape them.
Biblical law has been the origin of human rights; we are all formed in God's image. Freedom of speech and expression is limited under biblical law; thank God for America. Animal rights are explicitly addressed in the bible, even animals share the Sabbath and you can't work a mule with an oxen to stop animal cruelty.

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Napoleon said it best wrote:
The ethics and moral compass of a bronze age society, have no place in today's world. Enjoy the parables and proverbs, and if you find some personal wisdom within these, more power to you. If you want to tell everyone else how to live under penalty of law, or use a publicly funded forum within a secular society to do so, no thank you.
Our ethics evolved from the bronze age, their ethics evolved from the stone age; that's life.

Don't oversell yourself; modesty is a virtue too.

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#95132 Feb 17, 2013
emperorjohn wrote:
Still you honor as holy a book in which your god forced men to sacrifice their kids.
Not for that, for prohibiting men from sacrificing their kids.

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emperorjohn wrote:
That is like me praising Mein Kampf while denouncing it's teachings.
Only if it was thousands of years old believed by billions today.

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emperorjohn wrote:
Of course you don't. You don't want any non bias reading of the text.
Don't take bible study with secular extremists or radical atheists; this is what you get:
emperorjohn wrote:
The reason the buybull gives for why Elijah killed the priests of Baal was because they could not make Baal send a fire from heaven.
Like, that's what I believe?

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emperorjohn wrote:
You want everyone to come to the conclusion that the buybull is the holy word without having read it.
I want everyone to study the bible, in school and out.

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#95133 Feb 17, 2013
emperorjohn wrote:
Christianity is a product of the Jewish religion so the God of the old testament is the same as the new. That means the God you worship demanded animal and human sacrifices from his slaves.
Jesus Christ never demanded animal sacrifice and human sacrifice was prohibited in the Old Testament.

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emperorjohn wrote:
Well a daughter was killed by her father because he pledged a vow to sacrifice what he first saw.
He wasn't Christian.

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emperorjohn wrote:
A group of boys were killed because they made jokes about a prophet.
Not sacrificed, there's a difference. Don't take bible study with radical secularists, because they have an agenda.

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emperorjohn wrote:
Another was murdered for spilling his seed.
Again, no sacrifice. People murder for the most inane reasons, why not tell that story in the bible too?

“There is no god”

Since: Jul 12

War, WV

#95134 Feb 17, 2013
Brian_G wrote:
<quoted text>Jesus Christ never demanded animal sacrifice and human sacrifice was prohibited in the Old Testament.
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<quoted text>He wasn't Christian.
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<quoted text>Not sacrificed, there's a difference. Don't take bible study with radical secularists, because they have an agenda.
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<quoted text>Again, no sacrifice. People murder for the most inane reasons, why not tell that story in the bible too?
So the christian cult is a new religion with a new god. You deny the god of the old testament so you created a new god. From your words.

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#95135 Feb 17, 2013
You'll never get a Fundie like Brian to argue logically about anything. However, he is correct that Christians never required animal sacrifices (that we know of). His point is that once Jesus was sacrificed the need for animal sacrifice was gone. So by definition a Christian could only exist after the animal sacrifice requirements were done away with.

However, that is really not the point. The point is that the Christians have a holy book that *must* be 100% true and accurate. And that holy book includes many, many troubling stories and passages that indicate their god is quite the bloodthirsty a**hole.

The slaughter of the Amalekites is often used to demonstrate this fact. And for good reason. Because in that story god commands his warriors to kill everyone. Breaking from the traditional ways of war, he commands them to even kill the little kids. And they are reprimanded when they spare some people.

So the god that said kill the kids too is EXACTLY THE SAME GOD who *is* Jesus Christ. Kind of a problem for Christians who want to take their Bible literally or as reflecting a single god.

“There is no god”

Since: Jul 12

War, WV

#95136 Feb 17, 2013
I have been converted, can you say amen? Now to spread the word of god and the good news of jesus I will need money, lots of money, for my ministry. So send me your donations to;
con jobs are us
bullshit way
brainwash, usa
so that I can spread the word blah blah blah or else god will cause an earthquake and thunderstorm to show his anger

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#95137 Feb 17, 2013
I'll take Maimonides' ethical discussion of the Amalekites over Yiago's.

Christianity isn't the same as Judaism, the God of the New Testament isn't the same as the God of the Torah. Nor is Judaism or Christianity practiced today, the same way it was during their founding.

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#95138 Feb 17, 2013
Brian_G wrote:
I'll take Maimonides' ethical discussion of the Amalekites over Yiago's.
Christianity isn't the same as Judaism, the God of the New Testament isn't the same as the God of the Torah. Nor is Judaism or Christianity practiced today, the same way it was during their founding.
You think this:

"This is what the Lord Almighty says:“I will punish the Amalekites for what they did to Israel when they waylaid them as they came up from Egypt. 3 Now go, attack the Amalekites and totally destroy[a] all that belongs to them. Do not spare them; put to death men and women, children and infants, cattle and sheep, camels and donkeys.”’"

Means this:

1 Samuel 15

"the commandment of killing out the nation of Amalek requires the Jewish people to peacefully request of them to accept upon themselves the Noachide laws and pay a tax to the Jewish kingdom. Only if they refuse must they be physically killed."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amalek

If that is truly how you reason then it is not shocking that your posts read like random bits of meaningless bunk. You simply do not know how to read.

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#95139 Feb 17, 2013
The "1 Samuel 15" should have been above the Bible quote, natch. My bad.

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#95140 Feb 17, 2013
Brian_G wrote:
Christianity isn't the same as Judaism, the God of the New Testament isn't the same as the God of the Torah. Nor is Judaism or Christianity practiced today, the same way it was during their founding.
I agree. The Bible has many gods. But once you accept this your foundation for believing any of it is eroded. Why should we accept any tenet of the Bible if we can reject others?

It is a treasured old book. Not the best story ever told, but pretty cool old mythology. The Christians who demand it to be perfect are making a mockery of the whole thing.

Why can't people just take it as mythology and parable and go on about their business? Why must we use it to bash gays, reject science, and convince people they are going to be tortured for eternity?

It's f*cking stupid.
AReader

Somerset, KY

#95141 Feb 17, 2013
Satanic Priest wrote:
<quoted text> In the following parable, Jesus clearly approves of beating slaves even if they didn't know they were doing anything wrong.
The servant will be severely punished, for though he knew his duty, he refused to do it. "But people who are not aware that they are doing wrong will be punished only lightly. Much is required from those to whom much is given, and much more is required from those to whom much more is given." (Luke 12:47-48 NLT)
What the christian cult does not tell you is that everything was only for the Jews, Jesus hated every one else
Interpretation is in the view of the beholder.

In many instances, it sounded more like Jesus disliked the capatilists of the time.(and the lemming herd pack socilaists worshippers of the Pharoahs)

so·cial·ism (ssh-lzm)
n.
1. Any of various theories or systems of social organization in which the means of producing and distributing goods is owned collectively or by a centralized government that often plans and controls the economy.
2. The stage in Marxist-Leninist theory intermediate between capitalism and communism, in which collective ownership of the economy under the dictatorship of the proletariat has not yet been successfully achieved.

Hilter was a T-total Socialist-his roots derived of the German SOCIALIST workers party-Ie: NAZI's (and SS, NOT to be confused with the SA party), in plague lock step reaction/imitation to then Russian COMMIEtic leader Stalin.

ALL poliTICally motivated, out of greed, corruption and meglomaniac desires for POWER of leadership-NOT due to "Christianity". That implication is SOOOO lame-as if the many Poles, Checzs, Italians, Bavarian and any other Christians-delighted in their OWN being sent to gas chambers.
Get a clue-and don't believe everything lunaTIC lemmings try and twisted and distortedy puke out at you.
AReader

Somerset, KY

#95142 Feb 17, 2013
Yiago wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree. The Bible has many gods. But once you accept this your foundation for believing any of it is eroded. Why should we accept any tenet of the Bible if we can reject others?
It is a treasured old book. Not the best story ever told, but pretty cool old mythology. The Christians who demand it to be perfect are making a mockery of the whole thing.
Why can't people just take it as mythology and parable and go on about their business? Why must we use it to bash gays, reject science, and convince people they are going to be tortured for eternity?
It's f*cking stupid.
Being extreme, dark age, hung up on old testament junk is stupid.

That's why there's a New Testament.
AReader

Somerset, KY

#95143 Feb 17, 2013
Satanic Priest wrote:
I have been converted, can you say amen? Now to spread the word of god and the good news of jesus I will need money, lots of money, for my ministry. So send me your donations to;
con jobs are us
bullshit way
brainwash, usa
so that I can spread the word blah blah blah or else god will cause an earthquake and thunderstorm to show his anger
Let's compare-

1.Hitler established a ‘Cult of Hitler Worship’.
He believed that people in Germany needed to see him as a father figure who would take care of them from the ‘cradle to the grave’. This would ensure his continuence as an absolute leader.
2.Hitler used a series of propaganda and threat of terror to achieve his cult status.
Posters were put up everywhere of Hitler, Mein Kampf was given as a special gift to married couples and children on special occasions, his speeches were broadcast all over Germany and the 3.Youth were made to worship him.
(Clare, J. Stalin vs Hitler.net )

See, Twisted and warped needs no religious prerequisite-just corruption and greed.

“There is no god.”

Since: Jan 12

USA

#95144 Feb 17, 2013
Hitler was a religie and some religies are self proclaimed nazis. Actually one self proclaimed nazi still posts on here under a different name but the nazi rhetoric is still there.
AReader

Somerset, KY

#95145 Feb 17, 2013
LOL in a suit wrote:
Hitler was a religie and some religies are self proclaimed nazis. Actually one self proclaimed nazi still posts on here under a different name but the nazi rhetoric is still there.
WRONG. Hitler was a sociopathic PAGAN HEATHEN.

In Mein Kampf (1925) Hitler criticized the Catholic Church in its political form, which he said failed to recognize Germany’s and Europe’s “racial problem”. His Party Charter for the nascent Nazional Sozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter Partei demanded in Article 24, in contrast to strong Christian control of German’s spiritual life,“complete freedom of religion”(in so far, of course, as that was not a “danger to Germany”)(William Shirer, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, Arrow, 1991). Indeed, the official “Nazi Party Philosopher”, Alfred Rosenberg,(later to be hanged at Nuremberg), appointed of course with Hitler’s consent, was totally opposed to Christianity. However, Hitler the politician was also aware that to achieve power he would need to win votes from the Catholic Centre Party and could not afford total alienation.

Upon attaining office and enjoying a free hand, what line did Hitler take on religion and the Church? Five days after becoming Chancellor in 1933, Hitler allowed a sterilization law to pass, and had the Catholic Youth League disbanded (Shirer, The Rise). The latter was a measure applied to other youth organizations too, in order to free up young people to join the Hitler Youth. At the same time, Hitler also made an agreement with the Vatican to allow the Catholic Church to regulate its own affairs.(It is probably worth noting here the low value that Hitler placed on written agreements.) Parents were pressured to take their children out of religious schools. When the Church organized voluntary out-of-hours religious classes, the Nazi government responded by banning state-employed teachers from taking part. The Crucifix symbol was even at one point banned from classrooms in one particular jurisdiction, Oldenburg, in 1936, but the measure met with fierce public resistance and was rescinded. Hitler remained conscious of the affection for the Church felt in some quarters of Germany, particularly Bavaria. Later on, though, a wartime metal shortage was used as the excuse for melting church bells (Richard Grunberger, The Twelve Year Reich, Henry Holt, Henry Holt, 1979 and Richard Grunberger, A Social History of the Third Reich, Penguin, 1991).

Hitler’s references to providence and God and the ritualistic pageantry of Nazism were more than likely pagan than Christian. Earthly symbols of German valour and Teutonic strength were to be worshipped - not the forgiving, compassionate representative of an “Eastern Mediterranean servant ethic imposed on credulous ancient Germans by force and subterfuge”(the phrase is Burleigh’s own, in Michael Burleigh, The Third Reich: a New History, Pan, 2001). A Hitler Youth marching song (Grunberger, A Social History) illustrates it:

We follow not Christ, but Horst Wessel,
Away with incense and Holy Water,
The Church can go hang for all we care,
The Swastika brings salvation on Earth.

Get a REAL clue-and stop spreading LIES against innocent people!

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