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Bible study rules for public schools proposed

There are 164650 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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Since: Aug 10

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#98902 Apr 7, 2013
-NEPHILIM- wrote:
<quoted text>I don't consider most religions cults but the ones that tell you how you should dress, how you should speak, forbids you to read anything they do not approve of, that disown former members, make up weird rules, requires you to give them money and have leaders that are looked at like they are almost Gods themselves, then those are cults.
My point was, every religion could be called such by definition.
Sounds like you are describing most Christian denominations.

Satanic Priest

“There is no god”

Since: Jul 12

War, WV

#98903 Apr 7, 2013
curious wrote:
<quoted text>
Well you asked me and I responded,that you think it's longwinded is your opinion...How you arrived at the opinion that the Bible is a magic book,leads me to conclude that you are misinformed.
Nowhere in the Bible does God claim that he has magical powers,none of the individuals who wrote the Books contained in the Bible claim that God has magical powers,nor did Christ.
Nevertheless,the Pharisses,who did not believe in Christ,claimed that he performed his miracles by the power of Beelzebub and accused him of being a sorcerer. They did not deny the miracles they merely claimed that the miracles did not come from God...
In their unbelief,they could not accept the reality occuring all around them and made every effort to discredit him....
That is an old tactic,that failed
But,so be it. Insofar as being long winded,the same can not be said for those nonbelievers who are unable to explain how it is that nonliving and nonintelligent matter,can,by accidental means,somehow,become alive and intelligent.Science can provide no facts to verify how that occured..Shortwinded explanation,we don't know.
So yes,we are right back where we started...
If you do not understand or know something than some myth god must have done it? Did you drop out of high school?

Since: Aug 10

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#98906 Apr 7, 2013
Known Fact wrote:
<quoted text>ARE YOU A GENUINE CHRISTIAN?
It is vital for each person who claims to be a Christian to answer this question positively. Why? Because God’s approval depends thereon. Christianity is not merely a belief or a label, but a way of life. Does your way of life reflect Christ’s example? Does your religious practice match the Biblical quality of the early Christians?
The apostle Paul invites us:“Put yourselves to the proof, to see whether you are holding the Faith. Test yourselves.”(2 Corinthians 13:5, The Twentieth Century New Testament) To this end, we invite you to check the following short list, while looking up the cited scriptures in your own Bible.
1. Do you participate in national or political loyalties that cause divisions among professed Christians?—1 Corinthians 1:10; John 18:36; James 1:27.
2. How do you define Christian love?—1 Corinthians 13:4-8.
3. Do you, in practice, endeavor to show true neighbor love? How?—Matthew 22:39; John 13:34, 35.
4. Are you kind, tenderly compassionate and forgiving toward others?—Ephesians 4:31; Romans 12:10.
5. In your daily life, do you avoid lying, stealing, cheating and the use of obscene and abusive language?—Ephesians 5:3-5; 4:25-31.
6. Are you inclined to think that sexual morality is of minor importance?—Mark 7:20-23.
7. Do you tend to excesses in eating and drinking?—Proverbs 23:20, 21; Ephesians 5:18.
8. Do you try to communicate true Christian faith to others by word and deed?—Romans 10:9, 10; 1 Corinthians 9:16.
At what conclusion do you arrive? Do true Christians really exist today? Do you know of any who earnestly try to live like Christ and at the same time make a real effort to communicate their Christian belief and way of life to their neighbors? Does your own religion in fact teach and practice genuine Christianity? Or is this just an attractive label or impressive signature?
If you do not already know them personally, we suggest you take a closer look at Jehovah’s Witnesses in your vicinity and see if they are conscientiously endeavoring to measure up to the Bible standards considered above. If you do not know where they are located, we will be glad to help you to get in touch with them.—Isaiah 43:10-12; Acts 11:26.
www.jw.org
Yes

Since: Aug 10

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#98907 Apr 7, 2013
Skeptical Spectacles wrote:
<quoted text>I see, probably my fault for butting into a conversation without having read the previous posts.

Now, I'm confused about something else:

do whut wrote, "<quoted text>
So how does one find the true church? If that was your question to me, the answer to me will be different than that of a Hindu, for example. My belief is that the truth can be found through the Holy Ghost. Jesus said seek and you shall find. The apostle James said if any of you lack wisdom, to ask of God.
I believe you have to work for it, but He will answer through the Holy Ghost.
"

How do you "know" that the Hindu isn't right? Or are you contending that all religions are valid.
Obviously, I subscribe to the one that I think is true. Obviously, all religions are valid to its members, but only one ( or none) can be true.
I grew up not really thinking about it. I attended with my parents. Once I graduated college, I decided to find out what church was closest to the truth. I did not stop until I received an answer that I knew was from God. That's how I knew.

Satanic Priest

“There is no god”

Since: Jul 12

War, WV

#98908 Apr 7, 2013
You do not need forgiveness .
curious

Winter Garden, FL

#98910 Apr 7, 2013
Satanic Priest wrote:
<quoted text>If you do not understand or know something than some myth god must have done it? Did you drop out of high school?
Yes,I did drop out of high School;
But then,those who believe that nonintelligent and nonliving matter
spontaneously transformed itself into living intelligent matter,as if by MAGIC,demonstrate that they never went to school...Be that ,your case...
And if not,then your classes must have been limited to 2,lunch and recess....Now don't get mad and start throwing swear words around,That is a very Unevolutionist trait.....
There,I mispelled another word

Satanic Priest

“There is no god”

Since: Jul 12

War, WV

#98911 Apr 7, 2013
curious wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes,I did drop out of high School;
But then,those who believe that nonintelligent and nonliving matter
spontaneously transformed itself into living intelligent matter,as if by MAGIC,demonstrate that they never went to school...Be that ,your case...
And if not,then your classes must have been limited to 2,lunch and recess....Now don't get mad and start throwing swear words around,That is a very Unevolutionist trait.....
There,I mispelled another word
That explains why you can not grasp simple concepts and parrot what you hear from your preacher.
It also explains how you can believe in a con

Satanic Priest

“There is no god”

Since: Jul 12

War, WV

#98912 Apr 7, 2013
Christians are against gay marriage because they are afraid the men they have had sex with will start to make demands
curious

Winter Garden, FL

#98914 Apr 7, 2013
Satanic Priest wrote:
<quoted text>That explains why you can not grasp simple concepts and parrot what you hear from your preacher.
It also explains how you can believe in a con
Again,you ,opine on a subject of which you are totally in the dark.
When have I said that I listen to my preacher.I don't attend church,nor do I belong to any religious denomination.Obviously you are given to voicing opinions on matters with which you are totally unfamiliar.
Since I don't believe in a con,as you stated,again confirms your innate ability to incoherently address subjects that are totally beyond your understanding,which understanding,in your fossilized mental state,you will never be able to attain

GWB

Rancho Cordova, CA

#98915 Apr 7, 2013
curious wrote:
<quoted text>
Well,you have said a mouthful,based on your feelings and emotions.
I have given my reasons for my faith,which you automatically discarded and without any basis in fact,you claim that my faith is based on fear of being tortured by God and wanting eternal life.
Yep, less you have discarded your fear of God. The bible says you must not fear man but the God who can destroy both body and soul in hell fire. That would be a reason for your faith.
curious

Winter Garden, FL

#98916 Apr 7, 2013
-NEPHILIM- wrote:
<quoted text>
Talking snakes, talking donkeys, people living in a fish's belly and a host of other things in your bible sounds like magic. Atheist don't believe in magic and that's what throws people like you into a bitchfit.
I don't get thrown into a bitchfit,have no idea what that means.Must be a word that evolutionized in some species during the early stahes of Evolution.
However,some of the books of the Bible,like the one on Sampson,are not very convincing to me.
But ,my faith is not based on those issues you mentioned,so whether they be accurate or not,has no effect on my faith in God.
curious

Winter Garden, FL

#98918 Apr 7, 2013
GWB wrote:
<quoted text>
Yep, less you have discarded your fear of God. The bible says you must not fear man but the God who can destroy both body and soul in hell fire. That would be a reason for your faith.
You quoted Matt 10;28 and neglected to include the subsequent verses...Go back and read them,then get back to me
curious

Winter Garden, FL

#98920 Apr 7, 2013
-NEPHILIM- wrote:
<quoted text>
True, your beliefs are either based on hell or based on some reward system. You believe that you will be rewarded when you die.
Good luck with that.
NEPHILIM wrote
True, your beliefs are either based on hell or based on some reward system. You believe that you will be rewarded when you die.
Good luck with that

I have many times posted my beliefs for my faith.At no time have I ever mentioned any of those as the reasons for my belief in God and Jesus Christ.
If you have evidence that I have expressed those views,provide it,
If not,why do you insist in attributing those falsehoods as the reasons for my faith?

“Speaker of Mountain Wisdom....”

Since: Jan 10

http://www.pixoto.com/quantumm

#98921 Apr 7, 2013
Satanic Priest wrote:
Christians are against gay marriage because they are afraid the men they have had sex with will start to make demands
I "againit" and it has nothing to do with men having sex or any religious positions... I'm against it because what Ever argument you make for it is the same argument that can be made for 2 men and a woman, 3 women and a man or 10 men and 10 women getting married... Such a move on a Federal Level to redefine the term Marriage allows for the next bump in culture that leads to 4 men and a Goat once goats are given equal status by the PETA folks.... I have not a homophobic thought in my head, have gay friends and could give a crap about who does who in their private lives.... I would have Just as much of a issue with a Heterosexual Pride Parade as a Gay Pride Parade as I not only don't give a crap who does who I think it should not be made a public display...

But Marriage has been defined as One Man and One Woman and to redefine it allows for a toe in the door for three women and a horse....
Known Fact

Cape Canaveral, FL

#98922 Apr 7, 2013
I suppose you know that the term NEPHILIM means offspring of Demons and the term Satanic Priest is self explanatoty!

I hope you are not like Eve in the Garden of Eden who are mislead into thinking it would be to your advantage to listen to Satan the Devil!

“Speaker of Mountain Wisdom....”

Since: Jan 10

http://www.pixoto.com/quantumm

#98925 Apr 7, 2013
Known Fact wrote:
I suppose you know that the term NEPHILIM means offspring of Demons and the term Satanic Priest is self explanatoty!
I hope you are not like Eve in the Garden of Eden who are mislead into thinking it would be to your advantage to listen to Satan the Devil!
There was no Eve, there was no garden of eden and there is no satan or devil.... That pretty much does away with that post....

“See how you are?”

Since: Jul 12

Earth

#98926 Apr 7, 2013
Known Fact wrote:
<quoted text>
ARE YOU A GENUINE CHRISTIAN?
It is vital for each person who claims to be a Christian to answer this question positively. Why? Because Gods approval depends thereon. Christianity is not merely a belief or a label, but a way of life. Does your way of life reflect Christs example? Does your religious practice match the Biblical quality of the early Christians?
The apostle Paul invites us:Put yourselves to the proof, to see whether you are holding the Faith. Test yourselves.(2 Corinthians 13:5, The Twentieth Century New Testament) To this end, we invite you to check the following short list, while looking up the cited scriptures in your own Bible.
1. Do you participate in national or political loyalties that cause divisions among professed Christians?1 Corinthians 1:10; John 18:36; James 1:27.
2. How do you define Christian love?1 Corinthians 13:4-8.
3. Do you, in practice, endeavor to show true neighbor love? How?Matthew 22:39; John 13:34, 35.
4. Are you kind, tenderly compassionate and forgiving toward others?Ephesians 4:31; Romans 12:10.
5. In your daily life, do you avoid lying, stealing, cheating and the use of obscene and abusive language?Ephesians 5:3-5; 4:25-31.
6. Are you inclined to think that sexual morality is of minor importance?Mark 7:20-23.
7. Do you tend to excesses in eating and drinking?Proverbs 23:20, 21; Ephesians 5:18.
8. Do you try to communicate true Christian faith to others by word and deed?Romans 10:9, 10; 1 Corinthians 9:16.
At what conclusion do you arrive? Do true Christians really exist today? Do you know of any who earnestly try to live like Christ and at the same time make a real effort to communicate their Christian belief and way of life to their neighbors? Does your own religion in fact teach and practice genuine Christianity? Or is this just an attractive label or impressive signature?
If you do not already know them personally, we suggest you take a closer look at Jehovahs Witnesses in your vicinity and see if they are conscientiously endeavoring to measure up to the Bible standards considered above. If you do not know where they are located, we will be glad to help you to get in touch with them.Isaiah 43:10-12; Acts 11:26.
www.jw.org
STILL spamming, I see. Having a membership drive on Topix are we? Wassamatter, national revenues down? Why don't you get a sandwich board and hang out in front of the Wal-Mart like I asked you to weeks ago? Or are you banned from the property?
curious

Winter Garden, FL

#98927 Apr 7, 2013
-NEPHILIM- wrote:
<quoted text>
What I remember is you posting a story on how God answered a prayer yet you left out all the details. That's a reward system. Many great things have happened in my life, who should I worship?
Again you err, either intentionally or because you are misinformed.
Never said prayer,I said prayers,much more than one or 2 or 3 and so on.
calling it a reward system,proves how uninformed you are about prayer. When my children are in need of my help and they come to me for help,I help them because I love them.
God is my heavenly father,when i come to him for help,he helps me because he loves me
Matt7;7 to 7;11 will give you a very clear indication of prayer
Go read it
once you have learned it's significance you will be better equipped to form an opinion,then we can have an intellectual discussion
Me

Winchester, KY

#98928 Apr 7, 2013
Quantummist wrote:
<quoted text>All you hear is bits of stories told on the discovery channel before you switch the channel because you think is blasphemy.... We actually have these things called colleges and universities where you can actually go and learn the details, go into the field and dig the evidence, learn how the dozens of dating methods work, learn anatomy, compare skeletal structure and layout.... Yes a line of Donos evolved to be Robins... the Raptor line and if you look at a early embryo of a chick in the shell you will find it has a tail that stops forming before hatching and finger bones that grow to become wings... If you turn on one gene a chicken grows teeth.. All of which has been studied, tested and verified.. Evidence has been found all around the globe... Just because you choose to remain uneducated on the evidence is Your problem not mine, All I can do is explain it to you I cannot understand it for you......
I understand that you could change a gene in a chicken to make it grow teeth but actually they to not have them. If evolution is true what will a robin be next or what will humans turn into.
Why didn't the Apes become extinct after evolving into humans but dinosaurs did after turning into birds. I guess I'm to uneducated to see these as facts of anything but it does make me laugh. Dinosaurs are dead and so is there DNA, because a bird might be similar doesn't mean it's evidence that they came from them.
Keep drinking the Kool-Aid

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

of the puppet master

#98929 Apr 7, 2013
little women wrote:
Evolution is a joke,and only men who are sissy's and can not bear to think that anything is greater than themselves . They will not accept God,because they think it would interfere with their macho manhood. So evolution is taught, that way they can feel superior to all other forms of life.(Though man, himself does not believe in evolution, for it stretches the imagination beyond it's limits, yet it keeps women & children from believing in a God ,who is greater than man.
Actually evolution does not teach that man is any greater than other animals,but the bible certainly does.
Most Christains believe a god created the whole universe just for them.
BTW, many who believe in evolution also believe in gods.

Seems to me it takes quite an imagination to believe a god did anything.

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