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Bible study rules for public schools proposed

There are 164681 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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GWB

Rancho Cordova, CA

#101165 Apr 26, 2013
Quantummist wrote:
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Maybe because it's a Bull Crap story?... Just a guess....
The story keeps changing, trying to keep up.
GWB

Rancho Cordova, CA

#101166 Apr 26, 2013
curious wrote:
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Read The Gospel of John.It is there that you will find an answer to your question....If you are able to discern it
If I make my own ouija board out of a sheet of paper, will it automatically work and give me the answer?

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#101167 Apr 26, 2013
A shame wrote:
<quoted text>Where do I read about that? The bible says a man cannot look upon God and live. His face was manifest as Jesus the man only. God appeared in many forms, but a Spirit has no face. Not even Moses could look on the face of God. He was in the form of a burning bush.
One could behold the face of God if they were transfigured.
I was speaking of Joseph Smith. When he asked in prayer which church he should join, after months of struggling to figure it out, he was answered by a visit from the Father and the Son.
You can find this account here:
http://www.lds.org/scriptures/pgp/js-h/1.1-26...

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#101168 Apr 26, 2013
Quantummist wrote:
<quoted text>Figured ya would....
As did you

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#101169 Apr 26, 2013
GWB wrote:
<quoted text>The bible says no one can see God and yet live, Thomas saw Jesus. During the time of Jesus many saw him and lived,why?
Jesus is not the Father

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#101170 Apr 26, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>The miracle is the t-rex, same exact thing, and no, you don't have any such evidence. All you'd have to add is a picture drawn by the child, nothing more, that's all the evidence you have of this "miracle," a picture drawn by a child in crayon.
Naw, I mentioned several things that are evidence to me.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#101171 Apr 26, 2013
do whut wrote:
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Naw, I mentioned several things that are evidence to me.
"... to me." Yes, and your standards for evidence are insane, that is obvious from knowing you are a christian. Real evidence is not subjective, nor is it hearsay.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#101172 Apr 26, 2013
Here's a little story, when I was young I fell from a tree, two stories high. I landed safely on the ground, no injuries save a few bruises. Is this a "miracle?"
Sasha

Glasgow, KY

#101173 Apr 26, 2013
LOL in a suit wrote:
Dear Dr. Laura,
Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God's law. I have learned a great deal from you, and I try to share that knowledge with as many people as I can. When someone tries to defend homosexuality, for example, I will simply remind him or her that Leviticus 18:22 clearly states it to be an abomination. End of debate.
I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some of the other laws in Leviticus and Exodus and how to best follow them. To wit:
When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a pleasing odor for the Lord (Leviticus 1:9). The problem is my neighbors. They claim the odor is not pleasing to them. How should I deal with this?
I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as stated in Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price for her?
I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her period of menstrual uncleanliness (Leviticus 15:19-24). The problem is, how can I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense.
Leviticus 25:44 states that I may buy slaves from the nations that are around us. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Canadians, but not Mexicans. Can you clarify?
I have a neighbor who insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself?
A friend of mine says that even though eating shellfish is an abomination (Leviticus 10:10), it is a lesser abomination than homosexuality. I don't agree. Can you settle this?
Leviticus 20:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear reading glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle room here?
I know you have studied these things extensively, so I am confident you can help.
Thank you again for reminding us that God's word is eternal and unchanging.
Sincerely,
A devoted listener
This is so fantastic! Very funny! Love, love it!
GWB

Rancho Cordova, CA

#101174 Apr 26, 2013
do whut wrote:
<quoted text>
Jesus is not the Father
So Jesus was a lesser God or a god as Jehovah's witness believe also.

This bible verse contradicts what you are saying. Why?

Isaiah 45:5

I am the LORD, and there is no other; apart from me there is no God.

Isaiah 44:6
"This is what the LORD says-- Israel's King and Redeemer, the LORD Almighty: I am the first and I am the last; apart from me there is no God.
curious

Winter Garden, FL

#101175 Apr 26, 2013
GWB wrote:
<quoted text>
If I make my own ouija board out of a sheet of paper, will it automatically work and give me the answer?
I have come to believe,that,you ask questions,not in a search for knowledge,but for the sake of appesring to be ,wise in your own eyes.
Your questions and responses appear to confirm an old saying
"When a wise man speaks,he has something to say,when a fool speaks,
He has to say something

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#101176 Apr 26, 2013
curious wrote:
<quoted text>
I have come to believe,that,you ask questions,not in a search for knowledge,but for the sake of appesring to be ,wise in your own eyes.
Your questions and responses appear to confirm an old saying
"When a wise man speaks,he has something to say,when a fool speaks,
He has to say something
Does your mommy and daddy know you're on the computer?
GWB

Rancho Cordova, CA

#101177 Apr 26, 2013
curious wrote:
<quoted text>
I have come to believe,that,you ask questions,not in a search for knowledge,but for the sake of appesring to be ,wise in your own eyes.
Your questions and responses appear to confirm an old saying
"When a wise man speaks,he has something to say,when a fool speaks,
He has to say something
Like I said to you before, you're the reason God made middle fingers.
curious

Winter Garden, FL

#101178 Apr 26, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>
Does your mommy and daddy know you're on the computer?
Why do you ask? Is it because you have something to say or because You have to say something?

“There is no god.”

Since: Jan 12

USA

#101179 Apr 26, 2013
do whut wrote:
<quoted text>
At least I make sense. Your monkey chatter for the last several posts makes no sense.
Lets be truthful, you're an idiot and it's obvious.
Your holyhatebible should be no where near public schools........respect a religie.......not gonna happen........ Remember......
curious

Winter Garden, FL

#101180 Apr 26, 2013
GWB wrote:
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Like I said to you before, you're the reason God made middle fingers.
Apparently you did not have something to say,so ,You had to say something.
LEGIONS

Elkhorn City, KY

#101181 Apr 26, 2013
LOL in a suit wrote:
Dear Dr. Laura,
Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God's law. I have learned a great deal from you, and I try to share that knowledge with as many people as I can. When someone tries to defend homosexuality, for example, I will simply remind him or her that Leviticus 18:22 clearly states it to be an abomination. End of debate.
I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some of the other laws in Leviticus and Exodus and how to best follow them. To wit:
When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a pleasing odor for the Lord (Leviticus 1:9). The problem is my neighbors. They claim the odor is not pleasing to them. How should I deal with this?
I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as stated in Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price for her?
I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her period of menstrual uncleanliness (Leviticus 15:19-24). The problem is, how can I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense.
Leviticus 25:44 states that I may buy slaves from the nations that are around us. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Canadians, but not Mexicans. Can you clarify?
I have a neighbor who insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself?
A friend of mine says that even though eating shellfish is an abomination (Leviticus 10:10), it is a lesser abomination than homosexuality. I don't agree. Can you settle this?
Leviticus 20:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear reading glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle room here?
I know you have studied these things extensively, so I am confident you can help.
Thank you again for reminding us that God's word is eternal and unchanging.
Sincerely,
A devoted listener
Without getting into an exposition of Scripture, the Bible is clear that the Mosaic Covenant (in which the laws you referenced are found) has been replaced by the New Covenant. While there are some similarities between the two covenants, this is not one of them. The Law of Moses was a contract between God and Israel to govern their life in the land of Canaan, both spiritually and politically (a theocratic kingdom). The New Covenant serves an entirely different purpose. The New Covenant governs our spirituality, not our politics. While the New Testament is clear that God has ordained human government to punish evil and commend the good (Romans 13:1-7) it does not speak to how that punishment ought to be carried out for particular moral crimes, or the degree of punishment. It would seem that those decisions are given to the state. It is clear, however, that under the New Covenant sins are not punished in the same way they were under the Mosaic Covenant because the New Covenant is a spiritual, not a political-social covenant.

It would be a mistake, then, to say that Christians are not obeying their own Scripture, or being arbitrary in what parts of the Bible they keep. Each passage of Scripture must be evaluated within its historical and covenantal context, and be applied appropriately. Not all commands in Scripture apply equally for all people and all times (but are specific to a covenant), whereas others do. For example, while I am not obligated to build an ark, I am obligated to abstain from murder.Christians are not ignoring those Old Testament passages, but are properly interpreting them within their context and applying them appropriately.

“There is no god.”

Since: Jan 12

USA

#101182 Apr 26, 2013
No beating around the burning bush there.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#101183 Apr 26, 2013
LEGIONS wrote:
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Without getting into an exposition of Scripture, the Bible is clear that the Mosaic Covenant (in which the laws you referenced are found) has been replaced by the New Covenant. While there are some similarities between the two covenants, this is not one of them. The Law of Moses was a contract between God and Israel to govern their life in the land of Canaan, both spiritually and politically (a theocratic kingdom). The New Covenant serves an entirely different purpose. The New Covenant governs our spirituality, not our politics. While the New Testament is clear that God has ordained human government to punish evil and commend the good (Romans 13:1-7) it does not speak to how that punishment ought to be carried out for particular moral crimes, or the degree of punishment. It would seem that those decisions are given to the state. It is clear, however, that under the New Covenant sins are not punished in the same way they were under the Mosaic Covenant because the New Covenant is a spiritual, not a political-social covenant.
It would be a mistake, then, to say that Christians are not obeying their own Scripture, or being arbitrary in what parts of the Bible they keep. Each passage of Scripture must be evaluated within its historical and covenantal context, and be applied appropriately. Not all commands in Scripture apply equally for all people and all times (but are specific to a covenant), whereas others do. For example, while I am not obligated to build an ark, I am obligated to abstain from murder.Christians are not ignoring those Old Testament passages, but are properly interpreting them within their context and applying them appropriately.
So then morality is not absolute and your god is not unchanging.
LEGIONS

Elkhorn City, KY

#101184 Apr 26, 2013
Godís character never changes, nor does He ever act in any way that is inconsistent with His character. What we have to realize is that part of Godís character is that when people repent, He stays His wrath, but when they turn from good and do evil, He brings judgement. This was especially evident in the Old Testament when divine justice was often swift and apparent to all. People change, not God's standards or God's nature, and as they change, He varies in His dealings with them. This is how it has always been and always will be with God.

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