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Bible study rules for public schools proposed

There are 138099 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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#102566 May 5, 2013
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>If the parent has the power to feed the child and he refuses, then yes, of course I would blame that parent. Yet your god supposedly has such powers, and yet does not feed the helpless child. For some strange reason you let god off the hook and put full blame on the parent, regardless if that parent has the food available to feed the child or not.

Again, all I see is your constant double standard for a god.
God works through people. God gave the child a family.

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#102567 May 5, 2013
harpocrates wrote:
<quoted text>actually the bible doesn't claim to have all the answers either.
in fact it hints that there are many other books that could be written regarding the personality jesus alone; let alone, on the subject of INFINITE INTELLIGENCE>
Ecclesiastes 12:12
And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.
John 21:25
And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.
That isn't what Christians usually say.

How about this: does the Bible have all the answers you NEED?

Because that's what I've been told my whole life. And it bespeaks the emptiness of intellectual honesty within Christianity that anyone would think so.

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

of the puppet master

#102568 May 5, 2013
do whut wrote:
<quoted text>
God works through people. God gave the child a family.
So now you are telling me that god is not doing magic to heal the sick, it is really people healing the sick? Are they called doctors?
If people are all we need, then why do we need a god?
You keep avoiding the heart of my points like a plague. It is as if you have no real answers.

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

of the puppet master

#102569 May 5, 2013
do whut wrote:
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Google the city of Enoch
What about it? Are you telling me no one has any serious suffering in Enoch? I googled it and nothing jumped out at me that seems obvious. So either make a full statement or keep running like you seem to be doing from my questions.

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#102570 May 5, 2013
curious wrote:
<quoted text>
1)It matters because,The Pharisees,Saducees ,the lawyers and the Scribes were the supposed experts in interpreting Scriptures
When Jesus made his claims,if those claims were inaccurate,
they would have been able to cite the Scriptures in order to demonstrate that Jesus was lying.
But ,they did not.
Where are you getting this information? How do you know nobody challenged Jesus? You didn't answer that question.

Also, the analogy of psychics is related. You are claiming that people who lived before JC predicted JC. That is what psychics do. The same tricks used by Christians to make it seem like JC was foretold are the same tricks used by Sally Brown and other psychics to fool people into thinking she has magic powers.

It is directly analogous.

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#102571 May 5, 2013
do whut wrote:
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I believe that God put these laws in motion to create rain. And I believe that He can control the rain when needed, as Jesus showed us.
Right. Like he did here:

"The Days of Prayer for Rain in the State of Texas refers to a designated three-day period from Friday, April 22, 2011, to Sunday, April 24, 2011, during which Texas governor Rick Perry asked that Texans pray for "the healing of our land [Texas]" and for an end to the drought.[1][2] The governor noted that in the past, Texans "have been strengthened, assured and lifted up through prayer", and thus believes the prayer to be an appropriate measure.

The drought continued to worsen for four months following the Days of Prayer. While only 15-17% of the state was undergoing exceptional drought by late April, the percentage grew to 50% a month later, and by late June, more than 70% of the state was experiencing exceptional drought conditions, a level at which it persisted until August 18, 2011."

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

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#102572 May 5, 2013
Misty Morn wrote:
<quoted text> I think the non believer can read, and might have fully read the Bible, but I also believe they simply lack understanding because understanding is given by the Holy Spirit which power they do not possess. The Holy Spirit guides us and teaches us all things. These people lean to their own understanding. They remain carnally minded. They will never understand nor will they ever be wise via their own vises.. To them the Word of God is folly. So actually to argue with them is futile. Proverbs 3:5 Proverbs 14:6-12.
In other words, you have to have faith or you can't understand. I get it. Join or die, simple.

For those who don't find it compelling, Hell and torment. Very nice!

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#102573 May 5, 2013
harpocrates wrote:
<quoted text>so you don't believe in the force? or you don't believe force can have consciousness?
No, I do not believe specially trained mystics can throw droids across the room with a thought. And I don't know what you mean by the second part.

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#102574 May 5, 2013
stinky toe cheese wrote:
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When I can't, I know I have a God that can. Who loves me and does what "man" can't understand. Attempting to justify the grace he has shown me is something I cannot do. I can only feel in my soul that it's there. I can post 5 million messages here and you may have a scientific explanation for why each is wrong.. or books that have information disclaiming the existence of a higher power. Chemical analysis that carbon dates the existence of whatever and a telescope that says my "sky god" isn't there. Consider this though,,, what separates our line of thinking,,, is Faith. If I'm blind and the sun shines,,, I still feel warm. I don't have to see the sun,,,, or the son,,, to know they are real.
I'm sure others have jumped on this but you do realize that the sun is a well established fact, right? Your analogy is not valid.

If we knew God every day, literally, then it would be a correct analogy. We'd close our eyes and he would still be there. But we don't know any God. No footprints, DNA, bones, or droppings to demonstrate such an animal exists.
Misty Morn

Monticello, KY

#102575 May 5, 2013
aWitchintheWoods wrote:
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No, you need to explain how "in no place did God say the He demands" =
"the capacity He wants you to serve Him."
You think your invisible, imaginary friend WANTS to be served, but doesn't actually SAY it?
And here I was thinking that Christians are supposed to believe that "no man can know the mind of god."
But YOU do? Amazing...
Or maybe that came from your own little brain's imagination, along with all the rest of the religious nonsense.
Oh such a novice debating the Bible you are. You should pick a a better fight. Why don't you show me where He demands we serve Him? If He demanded we serve Him believe me YOU would be serving. God is like the wind, He is a spirit. No, you cannot see Him but you can see and feel the effects of His presence. I hear Him in an inaudible still small voice, yet very clear who it is speaking. He speaks through His word. Imaginary? No. Of course we don't know the whole mind of God, but He has told us all we need to know to have eternal life. If you don't want eternal life in Heaven one day that is your choice. I choose to go there.

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#102576 May 5, 2013
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>As of now, the archeological digs are turning up nothing from the claimed exodus. Experts say evidence should be abundant due to the massive numbers claimed in the exodus, but for some strange reason, none can be found.
It is as if the whole story, or at least most of the story was fabricated.
No evidence of the claimed mass slavery of these people have been found either.
No evidence of the claimed overthrow of Israel by these people either.
Evidence shows that Judaism slowly came to the claimed land.
Yeah, this is an interesting story. There is some evidence that something happened that became the Exodus myth. For example, Moses is an Egyptian name. Why would the Hebrews name one of their greatest prophets after Egyptians? Unless they had to explain some event in their history in which Egypt played a huge role they would not need to do that.

There are some other clues based on the text that suggest the story has some basis in reality.

But the story as told in the Bible is clearly not true. It is a fantasy. A myth written later to explain some remembered historical events and paint the Hebrews in a positive light. As usual.

But clearly there is not a shred of evidence that anything happened in reality that Exodus describes. No rational scholars think Exodus is literally true.

Unfortunately the world is full of irrational people who claim to be scholars. They are out there digging in the sand looking for ghosts and have been for a century or more.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#102577 May 5, 2013
do whut wrote:
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God works through people. God gave the child a family.
Easy way to beat people down, say that everything they do right is not their own actions but those of the snake oil.
Oxymoron

Glasgow, KY

#102578 May 5, 2013
You can always tell when someone is telling the Truth, because they're told to shut up before they get to speak. This is why the Truth is so hard to find, because no one gets the chance to hear it from those who know it. The only way you can know that you know the truth is when everyone stops listening to you.
curious

Ocoee, FL

#102579 May 5, 2013
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>Whatever sort of reasoning you are using to claim we are seeking god through topix can also then be applied to you seeking release from god through topix.
It is ok, come out of the bondage and into the freedom of the mind. Come to atheism, as evidenced by you being here, you clearly seek it.
The answer is NO, For many years I lived according to my human nature,with all it's faults and imperfections.
There came a time when all those imperfections were brought to my attention
And just as they did not see fit [a]to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips, 30 slanderers,[b]haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31 without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful; 32 and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them

Their throats are open graves;
their tongues practice deceit.”[a]
“The poison of vipers is on their lips.”[b]
14 “Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness.”[c]
15 “Their feet are swift to shed blood;
16 ruin and misery mark their ways,
17 and the way of peace they do not know

I finally saw myself as I really was and found it to be abhorable

God has changed all that;

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

Now that I have been cleansed,you would have me go back to my old lifestyle that I now find despicable

You can wash a pig and he will rush back to wallow in the mud.

I have no such desires
Oxymoron

Glasgow, KY

#102580 May 5, 2013
Well that's not always the case, but usually on topix.
God is LOVE, which is in short supply on Topix and the world.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#102581 May 5, 2013
Oxymoron wrote:
Well that's not always the case, but usually on topix.
God is LOVE, which is in short supply on Topix and the world.
Short supply in the world? Where is your evidence of this?
Oxymoron

Glasgow, KY

#102582 May 5, 2013
curious wrote:
<quoted text>
Shortened--
Now that I have been cleansed,you would have me go back to my old lifestyle that I now find despicable
You can wash a pig and he will rush back to wallow in the mud.
I have no such desires
When one decides in their mind that there is no God their mind immediately switches over to a "Survival of the Fittest" mindset just as animals have. The world becomes a "kill or be killed" world to them, and just like in the Movie quote from "Lord of the Rings" which is "There is only one Lord of the Ring and he does not share power", they must then fear their god who is Death, and everyone of them that believe this way have but a short time in their minds, and for this they are miserable, and misery loves company. I pray they see the outcome of their decision before he that walks about as a roaring lion devours them.(1 Peter 5:8)

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#102583 May 5, 2013
Oxymoron wrote:
<quoted text> When one decides in their mind that there is no God their mind immediately switches over to a "Survival of the Fittest" mindset just as animals have. The world becomes a "kill or be killed" world to them, and just like in the Movie quote from "Lord of the Rings" which is "There is only one Lord of the Ring and he does not share power", they must then fear their god who is Death, and everyone of them that believe this way have but a short time in their minds, and for this they are miserable, and misery loves company. I pray they see the outcome of their decision before he that walks about as a roaring lion devours them.(1 Peter 5:8)
Then why are there not more of us in prison?

“pervinco per logica”

Since: Feb 12

Eradicate willful ignorance.

#102584 May 5, 2013
Misty Morn wrote:
<quoted text>Oh such a novice debating the Bible you are. You should pick a a better fight. Why don't you show me where He demands we serve Him? If He demanded we serve Him believe me YOU would be serving.
Ha. What a child-like intellect. Yeah, God doesn't demand anything, right?

Mobsters that offer you "protection" don't demand anything when they want you to pay them ridiculous cuts of your income. You don't have to give them anything. You just might end up with your business burned to the ground, your legs broken, or maybe simply shot in the face, but they don't demand anything. You totally have a choice.

God doesn't demand anything when he tells you to grovel and praise him and love him more than your own family. You don't have to give him anything. You might end up being turned to salt, plagued, being murdered along with all of your people (including children), burned in sulfur for an eternity, etc., but he doesn't demand anything. You totally have a choice.
Oxymoron

Glasgow, KY

#102585 May 5, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Then why are there not more of us in prison?
Because men do not seek God until there is no where else to turn, it's in our nature, and yours too. God is LOVE.

God wishes that everyone LOVE everyone, but not everyone will do this, simply because many do not know the "Will of God" and many will not do it "WHEN they know". But for those who do know and do "The Will of God" they receive Eternal LIFE. This is what the Messiah Jesus Christ came to tell Man in sum, but many did not, and do not believe Him (John 14:6);(Mathew 7:21). To follow the "Will of the Father" men would have to lay their weapons down and seek “Peace” through LOVE for one another, but many refused to do this and many still refuse to do this, so the World continues on towards Armageddon.(Revelation 16:13-16); (Mathew 10:16,17)

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