Bible study rules for public schools proposed

Feb 10, 2010 Full story: The Courier-Journal 135,071

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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“I'll think about it.”

Since: Nov 07

central Florida

#97873 Mar 31, 2013
happy wrote:
<quoted text>
It is "amazingly simple" even a child understands. God bless you! HAPPY EASTER! PRAISE GOD! The grave couldn't hold Him!
Ziiiiip......
That was the sound of irony passing by you.

The whole "resurrection" story is just a metaphor for Spring.
So.....Happy Spring!

By the way, you do know how the date for "easter" is reckoned, right?

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#97874 Mar 31, 2013
Yiago wrote:
<quoted text>This sounds to me like a world in which no God exists. How is this picture of reality different from the reality of an atheist?

Also, why does God get the glory for creating everything but he gets off the hook for bad things that happen?

Let's move away from the realm of free will. Let's not use rape as an example. Instead, let's use a tsunami.

In the 2004 Thailand tsunami over 227,000 people were killed. That number certainly included all kinds of people from infancy to old age. Here's a snippet from the Wiki article on the subject:

“Relief agencies report that one-third of the dead appear to be children. This is a result of the high proportion of children in the populations of many of the affected regions and because children were the least able to resist being overcome by the surging waters.”

If you think about the horror of tens of thousands of children being washed away it is impossible to then imagine a loving, omnipotent god. I mean, sure, you can imagine some kind of deity watching his handiwork unfold, but not the kind of deity any decent human being should be paying homage to.

Anyway, this is an impossible question to answer. I realize. I'm just pointing out the absurdidty of belief in a loving Christian deity in a world where we have murder, rape, and natural disasters on a daily basis. Instead, this is the exactly the kind of world you should expect to see if there was no god in it.

And that is why I don't have a belief in any gods.
The rain falls on the just and the unjust.
Like I said before, this earthly visit is just a snippet of time in our eternal existence. Since the main purposes of us coming here is to receive a body and have our faith tested, maybe some are so righteous they do not need to be tested. Remember that even the Spirit world is better than this existence. Though it is sad when we lose a loved one, we will see them again.

“Question, Explore, Discover”

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#97875 Mar 31, 2013
do whut wrote:
<quoted text>
The rain falls on the just and the unjust.
Like I said before, this earthly visit is just a snippet of time in our eternal existence. Since the main purposes of us coming here is to receive a body and have our faith tested, maybe some are so righteous they do not need to be tested. Remember that even the Spirit world is better than this existence. Though it is sad when we lose a loved one, we will see them again.
How is the spirit world better? We know this world exists, we do not know any spirit world. Seems like this world would be better by virtue of being REAL.

Also, this idea that the physical world is a place to wipe your feet before entering some other world seems like a ridiculous notion. I heard someone say it sounds like a "cosmic practical joke". We're "put" here with no evidence to suggest a god, then we're expected to simply believe in one. And we aren't even given good information about which one is the real one.

You need to take the Outsider Test for Faith.

http://debunkingchristianity.blogspot.com/201...

Later, dude. At least you're a nice person to debate. Though I don't' believe you think very deeply on these topics.

“See how you are?”

Since: Jul 12

Earth

#97876 Mar 31, 2013
do whut wrote:
<quoted text>
Haha. The exact same could be said of the religious opinions shared on here that you completely dismiss as impossible. Just because you haven't experienced it doesn't mean it's unjustified.
do whut wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm not talking about ordinances or cultures, or even traditions. I mean communication with God
With the proper indoctrination and peer support someone could have the conviction that they hear "the Force" and that the Cylons are battling Buck Rogers and the Power Rangers in the Horsehead Nebula for control of the Monoliths.
There is no more evidence to believe so than there is for the Garden of Eden, the Noahic flood, the Tower of Babel, walking on water, loaves and fishes, talking animals, golden plates, Jonah's fish... yet those things are real? I dismiss them as highly, totally, extremely, thoroughly, profoundly improbable not because of a religious bias, but because THAT'S WHAT THEY ARE.

If you could be objective and display any self-honesty, you would concede that your argument for feelings = reality is fostered by testimony of religious authority, emotional investment, insecurities and fervent desires - the same things employed as tools of manipulation by Jim Jones, David Koresh and Marshall Applewhite.

“In God we trust”

Since: Dec 12

Cape Town, South Africa

#97877 Mar 31, 2013
Here's an atheist most feared question.

what evidence is there behind atheism, I mean you guys always ask chritians for evidence, but let me ask you you're evidence.

There is plenty of evidence for Christ, since they found noah's ark, scientists found it the exact size of the ark in the bible. Also look up scientific evidence and you'll get a lot.

So now where is you're evidence. There is almost as much evidence as there is as evolution, but you atheists acted like you never heard of it.

so give you're evidence.

“TELLING IT LIKE IT IS”

Since: Apr 09

FARTSBURG

#97878 Mar 31, 2013
Happy Easter to all!

“Speaker of Mountain Wisdom....”

Since: Jan 10

Manchester, KY

#97881 Mar 31, 2013
Carchar king wrote:
Here's an atheist most feared question.
what evidence is there behind atheism, I mean you guys always ask chritians for evidence, but let me ask you you're evidence.
There is plenty of evidence for Christ, since they found noah's ark, scientists found it the exact size of the ark in the bible. Also look up scientific evidence and you'll get a lot.
So now where is you're evidence. There is almost as much evidence as there is as evolution, but you atheists acted like you never heard of it.
so give you're evidence.
I know it's going to be hard for you to fathom but Atheism makes no claim... Since it makes no claims there is no evidence.... Normally a person that thinks there is no such thing as Flying Unicorns that poop glitter does not provide evidence there is no Flying Unicorns that poop glitter...

Now if I claimed there Absolutely was a Flying Unicorn that pooped glitter you could ask a Valid question about me providing evidence of it's remarkable existence..

Now for Evidence of Evolution there are vast warehouses full bones, fossils, and samples of flora and fauna from around the globe.... There are stacks of DNA evidence, there are living diversity of plants and animals, there are dozens of dating methods and racks of evidence in every library around the globe...

But First one has to Know what the Evolution means and from your post you do not show you have the Basic understanding of the theory, mechanisms involved or in fact why it is called a theory in the first place... I doubt that you would understand that Evolution would still be Valid if tomorrow aliens landed and told us they genetically implanted Modern Humans on earth 100's of 1000's of years ago...
So true

Franklin, KY

#97882 Mar 31, 2013
Yes and Amen wrote:
Once I was like that blind man,
my way I could not see!
At an alter, I cried "Jesus hear my plea"!
Remove these shades of darkness, so that
I might see my way, and as I came up from the alter...
You could clearly hear me say...
"This I Know, This I know,
I once was Blind, but now I see!
Thank you Jesus!
.
To all of you out there...
I pray this for you, that you Will See!
.
Happy Resurrection Day!
Amen!
thank you, happy Easter as well.. Been a couple of dark places lately, where my thoughts were not clear. God knows our hearts so may I follow him and what he has put in mine.. The one who will always be only a prayer awAy. No matter how alone I feel , he is there , at times I just forgt to talk to him.. Blessings all.,
So true

Franklin, KY

#97883 Mar 31, 2013
THE UNA FARTER wrote:
Happy Easter to all!
to you as we'll..
So true

Franklin, KY

#97884 Mar 31, 2013
No one can go back and start a new beginning , but we all can start today and make a new ending... Thanks be.,
So true

Franklin, KY

#97885 Mar 31, 2013
May you have the spirit if Easter, which is peace, the gladness of Easter which is joy, and the heart of Easter which is love..
GWB

Roseville, CA

#97886 Mar 31, 2013
THE UNA FARTER wrote:
Happy Easter to all!
Honor the Gods

Attis: Born of a Virgin on December 25th, Crucified and Resurrected after Three Days

HAPPY EASTER

“There is no god”

Since: Jul 12

War, WV

#97887 Mar 31, 2013
Carchar king wrote:
Here's an atheist most feared question.
what evidence is there behind atheism, I mean you guys always ask chritians for evidence, but let me ask you you're evidence.
There is plenty of evidence for Christ, since they found noah's ark, scientists found it the exact size of the ark in the bible. Also look up scientific evidence and you'll get a lot.
So now where is you're evidence. There is almost as much evidence as there is as evolution, but you atheists acted like you never heard of it.
so give you're evidence.
Now here is where I call you a liar. There has never been any thing that proves your cult.
An old sailing ship was found? Prove that it held 2 of every animal, a shroud was FAKED prove it belonged to jesus.
You want me to prove that there is no god? OK, Hubble telescope, voyager 1, the earth is round, germs, and you have to fake your evidence and lie (yes, that is proof )

“There is no god”

Since: Jul 12

War, WV

#97888 Mar 31, 2013
GWB wrote:
<quoted text>
Honor the Gods
Attis: Born of a Virgin on December 25th, Crucified and Resurrected after Three Days
HAPPY EASTER
The christians stole this when questioned about their god compared to other Gods

“There is no god”

Since: Jul 12

War, WV

#97889 Mar 31, 2013
I hear some freaks believe that the garden of edon is in Minnesota

“There is no god.”

Since: Jan 12

USA

#97890 Mar 31, 2013
aWitchintheWoods wrote:
<quoted text>
I have volunteered at the local library. I can Dewey just fine.
You might have noticed I said *MY* bookshelves if you got your head out of your a$$ once in a while.
You are so amusing. You love to critisize people that you percieve to be critisizing others.
If critisizing offends you, why are you doing it?
Why aren't you being understanding and tolerant like you keep yammering about?
You are just another troll begging for attention.
Yep, I just critisized YOU.
Well said, good post.

“There is no god.”

Since: Jan 12

USA

#97891 Mar 31, 2013
do whut wrote:
<quoted text>
Haha. The exact same could be said of the religious opinions shared on here that you completely dismiss as impossible. Just because you haven't experienced it doesn't mean it's unjustified.
And just because you believe it.......

Lmao, I noticed someone said you were a nice enough person to debate. I would disagree, I see another "haven't forgot" so much arrogance, covered with a fine coating of smugness and wanting respect, a ridiculous peacock.

“There is no god.”

Since: Jan 12

USA

#97892 Mar 31, 2013
do whut wrote:
<quoted text>
98% of them. Shouldn't be hard to find
No need to look far to find another lie of yours, 98%? 2600+ posts I've made and you have read each one? Another wrong belief? False witness? I would say typical religie thing. Your friend the sozi is proof enough of that. Heres a fact 98% of all u.s. prison inmates are religies. Hate?

“There is no god.”

Since: Jan 12

USA

#97893 Mar 31, 2013
do whut wrote:
<quoted text>
Nah, I'm popping popcorn. It's fun watching you
She that young? Or just reliving glory days?

Just watching me, the religie whisperer. Good ole mick said it best "under my spell", Lmao.

“There is no god.”

Since: Jan 12

USA

#97894 Mar 31, 2013
do whut wrote:
<quoted text>
Remember this? Chester?
And this proves what, I said that I hate, and?

Let me dumb it down for ya, you still won't get it, because your "special religie/topix understanding" will get in the way.
Yes, I hate.
I hate -15 degree mornings and the fire is out.
I hate colonoscopies, very much so.(I guess you love them?)
I hate when peoples lives and feedom are crushed because of ridiculous religious beliefs.
I hate what your friend the sozi stands for, ignorance.

And I really hate sunshine on my pillow, that is why I close my drapes.

Where do I say, I hate people or religie fungus, did god tell you? Full of hate, lol. Do I respect religie fungus, a big fat NO is the answer, deal with it, and stop bearing false witness.
Respect, I have zero for you, religies, religion and your kwisatz haderach, if you consider that hate, well blame your own ignorance.

Lmao, you're truly delusional and your understanding sucks.
And by your non response to the religie hate posts on here, I would also say you're a hypocrite.

See no hate just FUN, you watching?

I also hate to make long posts, grammar nazi lurks.

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