Bible study rules for public schools proposed

Feb 10, 2010 Full story: The Courier-Journal 131,075

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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#101902 Apr 30, 2013
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>So god is pouting because I give him no credit for something I cannot know he ever did? Why do you not give Zeus credit for rain? I bet it really pisses him off like a spoiled little child.

Are their any attributes of your god that sound like a reasonable, mature, caring, sympathizing adult or are they all that of a sadistic child?
Is there any other reason besides your pride and ability to think on a level equal to God's ability, to deny His existence and superiority?

God knew that Satan would bring suffering and torment to man. That's why He gave His Son to account for all our wrongs and feel all our pain and atone for it, so we can earn a reward greater than we can imagine now. All of us agreed to this temporary pain because we knew the reward.

“I'll think about it.”

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central Florida

#101903 Apr 30, 2013
do whut wrote:
<quoted text>
So you stoop to this level of insult too? Interesting. I learned something new here.
There is much new that you could learn if you weren't so brainwashed.

"No, I do not respect your religious beliefs.

I respect your right to HAVE them.
I respect your right to PEACEFULLY EXPRESS them.

I do NOT respect your "right" to tell me I am an "EVIL" person.
I do NOT respect your "right" to tell me I am going to "HELL."

I do not respect IGNORANCE.
I do not respect BRAINWASHING.
I do not respect CULTS.
I do not respect HATRED, BIGOTRY, SEXISM OR TYRANNY.

I do not respect your RELIGION. And I don't have to."

The author of this quote is unknown to me...but I totally agree with it.
ScienceProves

Hazard, KY

#101904 Apr 30, 2013
aWitchintheWoods wrote:
<quoted text>
You use a crutch. You need it for some reason.
If you were a responsible, mature, sane adult, you would not need
an invisible friend.
Delusional people are often confident of their delusion.
Doesn't make them sane though.
Often times, however, there's huge differences between acts of FAITH, and psychological delusions.

"Just because we don't see it, doesn't mean it isn't there".

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#101905 Apr 30, 2013
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>Well lets see it? The world is waiting for the first documented miracle. What are you waiting for?
Again, I will not display who my mother n law is. Sorry

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#101906 Apr 30, 2013
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>I suggested it because that is the stereotypical claim of the religious. So far you are spot on with the typical claims of the religious and you mentioned monkeys. So I am actually shocked you know the old claim is known to be false. But am still confused why you blame man just because man was somehow involved. The way you speak of blame here is as if he deserves to suffer.

So you have no clue about why god helps some and not others? Then why do you not ask your holy ghost to clear up the confusion. In fact, why do you not ask him to clear up all my questions?

BTW, you are still contradicting your claim that god does not intervene.
Contradiction is a sure sign you are wrong about something.
Why do you not ask Him yourself? You seem to have trouble understanding me as the mediator.

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#101907 Apr 30, 2013
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>So you really do not see marriage as a path to monogamy?
Of course I realize all married people are not monogamous, but I am not talking about all, I am talking about a path that leads to better.
The act of marriage is often very public, and this alone puts the couple in the spotlight to at least try to remain monogamous.
Most any sex expert would tell you that marriage does help people be more monogamous. So I am not sure where you are getting this perception, but I am starting to understand why you have some unusual perceptions.

Marriage can be good for many reasons, so your list really does not seem to be relevant. BTW, I said nothing of divorce, so I am not sure what your point is here.
I'm saying the trends will be the same. Marriage does not carry the weight it once did, sadly.

I think marriage is great. But I already made the monogamous choice before marriage. Gays could do the same.

“I'll think about it.”

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central Florida

#101908 Apr 30, 2013
do whut wrote:
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I wasn't offended. I hope you aren't offended by proxy baptisms. As I've explained before, they have the option to choose for themselves.
Who is "they?" The dead people?
do whut wrote:
<quoted text> People often think that we are baptizing the dead into the Mormon church. That isn't the case. They still have free will.
The dead still have free will??!! LOLOLOL!
I'm sure they would be happy to hear that.

“pervinco per logica”

Since: Feb 12

Eradicate willful ignorance.

#101909 Apr 30, 2013
do whut wrote:
<quoted text>
The only two stories I've ever heard was someone had sex with a monkey (which I doubt) and that someone was doing tests with monkeys and got injured and somehow swapped blood with a primate. Either way, man is to blame.
OR a random African person was walking in the Congo jungle in the 1950s, minding his own business and gathering food let's say, and got attacked/bitten by an ape, narrowly escaping. Contracted a mutated strain of SIV. Passed onto others. Either way, stating "man is to blame" as if it is fact is completely ignorant.

“Speaker of Mountain Wisdom....”

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#101910 Apr 30, 2013
do whut wrote:
<quoted text>
I was first hand witness to the second one. What other evidence do you require?
I know a guy that is absolutely convinced he was taken on board a alien spacecraft, had test ran on him and has witnessed 5 separate alien spacecraft land and aliens get out.....

Should I take his word for it?

Evidence must Always be Verifiable by non biased people, Testable by non biased people and reproducible to non biased people....

“See how you are?”

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Earth

#101911 Apr 30, 2013
ScienceProves wrote:
<quoted text>
Often times, however, there's huge differences between acts of FAITH, and psychological delusions.
"Just because we don't see it, doesn't mean it isn't there".
Often times? Rarely.
Often times, there is no difference whatsoever between acts of FAITH and psychological delusions.
Often times "Just because you don't see it, it's because it isn't there."

“See how you are?”

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#101912 Apr 30, 2013
Known Fact wrote:
<quoted text>
The whole mess started in the Garden of Eden with Satan's lie. Adam and Eve plunged the whole human race into sin and death. If God intervened to correct the problems caused by Satan it would appear that Satan and God are in kohoots. God will not allow Satan to have control of the earth indefinate! Revelation 21:3,4 With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say:“Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his peoples. And God himself will be with them. 4&#8239;And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”
This dogmatic drivel has nothing to do with HIV being transmitted to humans. It is not a moral issue, it is a medical one - not that a JW is likely to have any clear understanding of the difference.

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#101913 Apr 30, 2013
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>So you failed to use the logic of Islam? It is not your logic, so you surely passed it over by testing it with human logic.
And yes, I am using sarcasm to show your logic of god having different logic is illogical.

Did I say their could not be a god? No, so why do you assume that is what I think? Show me evidence of a creator god first, then judge to see if I am just hubris.

I tried to use the example of Zeus to your questions to me, but for some reason you see no connection.

BTW, I think their are lots of things and people that are greater than myself. So tell me again just what I said that leads you to conclude pride is a problem with me?
I told you that I have received a testimony that Jesus is the Son of God. This is contrary to Muslim teaching. Therefore I can conclude that it is not the full truth that I seek.

Evidence is all around you. To me it is sad that people believe that the complexities of the galaxy, or even the human body, or any creature, happened by chance with no intervention from a superior creator.

For you to reject this, and demean others that have found faith, this to me is a recipe for pride that blinds you from finding God.

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#101914 Apr 30, 2013
aWitchintheWoods wrote:
<quoted text>You use a crutch. You need it for some reason.
If you were a responsible, mature, sane adult, you would not need
an invisible friend.

Delusional people are often confident of their delusion.
Doesn't make them sane though.
You need not question my sanity. I assure you I am well grounded and do very well in my career, family, and social life. The fact that I believe in God makes me no less sane.

I don't "need" to believe in God. I believe because of my experiences with Him.

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#101915 Apr 30, 2013
Entomology wrote:
<quoted text>Kind of like saying haven't you ever heard of a tarantulla eating it's young?

Except one's an insect, as in not human.
Yeah I meant this totally to be funny, to lighten the mood. I figured everyone remembered the light hearted reference. I never dreamed it would carry on as a serious statement.

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#101916 Apr 30, 2013
aWitchintheWoods wrote:
<quoted text>There is much new that you could learn if you weren't so brainwashed.

"No, I do not respect your religious beliefs.

I respect your right to HAVE them.
I respect your right to PEACEFULLY EXPRESS them.

I do NOT respect your "right" to tell me I am an "EVIL" person.
I do NOT respect your "right" to tell me I am going to "HELL."

I do not respect IGNORANCE.
I do not respect BRAINWASHING.
I do not respect CULTS.
I do not respect HATRED, BIGOTRY, SEXISM OR TYRANNY.

I do not respect your RELIGION. And I don't have to."

The author of this quote is unknown to me...but I totally agree with it.
I have not once disrespected you. I have not told anyone they are going to hell or that they are evil. I have shown no hatred or bigotry towards you.
Why you feel the need to speak to me in such a manner only displays your own hatred and bigotry.
You have categorized me in some bucket that you hold some angry malice towards. Sorry, but I don't fit in your bucket, no matter how much you try to shove me in it.

I have never asked anyone to respect my beliefs. I have only asked that we respect each other as humans. It seems you have left that notion behind.

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#101917 Apr 30, 2013
aWitchintheWoods wrote:
<quoted text>Who is "they?" The dead people?

do whut wrote, "<quoted text> People often think that we are baptizing the dead into the Mormon church. That isn't the case. They still have free will. "

The dead still have free will??!! LOLOLOL!
I'm sure they would be happy to hear that.
Yes. If I'm right, you will know one day.

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#101918 Apr 30, 2013
Quantummist wrote:
<quoted text>I know a guy that is absolutely convinced he was taken on board a alien spacecraft, had test ran on him and has witnessed 5 separate alien spacecraft land and aliens get out.....

Should I take his word for it?

Evidence must Always be Verifiable by non biased people, Testable by non biased people and reproducible to non biased people....
Was there a team of doctors and an entire family present? Was there medical charts and records stating his condition before, during, and after the encounter?
Hmmm. Not quite the same thing.
Known Fact

Kissimmee, FL

#101919 Apr 30, 2013
The whole mess started in the Garden of Eden with Satan's lie. Adam and Eve plunged the whole human race into sin and death. If God intervened to correct the problems caused by Satan it would appear that Satan and God are in kahoots. God will not allow Satan to have control of the earth indefinate! Revelation 21:3,4 With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say:“Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his peoples. And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”
As far as HIV Aids it is reported that apes have HIV in their makeup and it is not harmful to them but when a human had sexual relations with an ape he contacted Aids and it is harmful to humans...it causes death. God prohibited sex with animals because he knows what is best for mankind, he being our creator!

“Question, Explore, Discover”

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#101920 May 1, 2013
do whut wrote:
<quoted text>
The entire Old Testament foretells the coming of Jesus Christ. This is also the case of the Dead Sea Scrolls, as most of the books of the Old Testament are found in the Dead Sea Scrolls as well. They go into great detail about what He will be like, what His name shall be called, and the things that He will do. Of course I believe the book of Mormon also foretells of His coming
No, that is not true.

You are talking about a subject called Ancient Interpretation. It is the way people used to read the Bible, as scholars, before more information was known and before the Enlightenment.

By that way of reading you can easily make an argument that OJ Simpson was foretold in the Hebrew Bible. This is because of the incredibly broad way that things were interpreted. They would read a passage in Genesis that was puzzling, then find something in some other book that could be construed to reflect it in some way. Or vice versa.

There's an example of this in the Jewish tradition. The story of Abraham being told to kill his son. In that story there is no mention of Satan at all. But the Jewish interpreters, using the same kind of methods you probably are basing your ideas on, found that there was a word at the beginning of the story that meant "things" but could also mean "words". So they said "These words came before" or something like that. So then they said, that must mean there was something said prior to the story. What could it be? So they searched and found the book of Job and the tale of Satan challenging God. So then they assumed that the "words" that came before MUST have been Satan challenging God to test Job.

So their interpretation was that God was basically taking a bet with the devil, like he did in Job. That would give him some reason to do this terrible thing.

But that isn't in the text. Anywhere.

And that is one example of how you can get Jesus from a text that never mentions Jesus.

“Question, Explore, Discover”

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#101921 May 1, 2013
do whut wrote:
<quoted text>
The difference is magic and spells come from the Satan. Miracles come from God. Magic and spells seem to benefit more of the first person not others.
I believe that God helps those who help themselves. I would never discourage someone from going to a doctor, even with a blessing or prayers. It is still up to us to do everything that we can do within our own power, and then God makes up the difference according to our faith.
Magic is when things happen that cannot happen naturally. There is no functional difference between a miracle and magic, except where you personally wish to draw the line.

Both are not real.

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