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Bible study rules for public schools proposed

There are 142433 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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#104631 May 24, 2013
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>Your answer showed extreme selfishness.
Now if you could only explain why gay marriage is going to take something away from you I will then understand.
I am concerned for others in this case, not myself. Whatever the world does outside my front door will not affect me in this matter. However, the overall degradation of society in general affects the children today, and in the future. I do what I can to protect the family unit. Not just this topic, but others as well. I think our church does well at promoting strong families. I think if more people practiced keeping the Sabbath Day holy by doing the Lord's work and spending time with family, families would be stronger. I think if more families put their distractions away and ate supper together, it would strengthen families. I think if more families practiced my church's Family Home Evening program once a week, it would strengthen familes. If fathers and mothers treated each other with respect as well as their children, that example of love and kindness would transfer to children.

Yeah, how selfish of me

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#104632 May 24, 2013
ChromiuMan wrote:
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Stop being squeamish. Before Protestantism, before Catholicism, before Judaism, even before Hinduism, there were tribal leaders who interpreted the mysteries and the supernatural. Deal with it.
How do you know what was before the religions that claim to be in existence since the beginning of mankind? I know the Bible claims this, and so does Hinduism.

You don't

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#104633 May 24, 2013
ProvenScience wrote:
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Science often does seem to at least have SOME logical explanations about religious practices though.
For example-
levitation (l&#277;v&#300;t&# 257;´sh&#601;n), the raising of a human or other body in the air without mechanical aid. The idea is ancient; holy men, both pagan and Christian, were reputed to have had the power of becoming light at will and of moving through the air. It is a favorite manifestation in séances. It is also a popular conjuring trick, the illusion being produced by clever mechanical or lighting arrangements or other means.
"levitation." The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.. 2013. Encyclopedia.com . 24 May. 2013 < http://www.encyclopedia.com >.
or
Levitation
The rising of physical objects, tables, pianos, etc., or of human beings into the air, contrary to the known laws of gravitation and without any visible agency. More often the term is used in a restricted sense and refers to the levitation of the human body. As such, the phenomenon was reported from ancient times. Instances of transportation, or teleportation, which is levitation in its highest form, are recorded both in the Jewish Bible and the Christian New Testament, illustrated, for example, by Jesus' walking on the water, a feat reportedly accomplished by many of the saints.
The power was claimed by wizards of many primitive tribes, by mystics in the East, and it has been repeatedly claimed, in less sensational degrees, by several modern Spiritualist mediums. The mediums offered themselves as evidence to science that the miracles of rising in the air recorded in the life of saints, ecstatics, witches, and victims of demoniac possession might rest on a solid !!!!! BASIS of FACT !!!!!
"Levitation." Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology. 2001. Encyclopedia.com . 24 May. 2013 < http://www.encyclopedia.com >.
I agree there are similarities in all belief systems, and even claims like these. Interesting topic.

But he is claiming to know the origins of religions. Neither the religious or the non-religious can prove this.

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#104634 May 24, 2013
do whut wrote:
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I am concerned for others in this case, not myself. Whatever the world does outside my front door will not affect me in this matter. However, the overall degradation of society in general affects the children today, and in the future. I do what I can to protect the family unit. Not just this topic, but others as well. I think our church does well at promoting strong families. I think if more people practiced keeping the Sabbath Day holy by doing the Lord's work and spending time with family, families would be stronger. I think if more families put their distractions away and ate supper together, it would strengthen families. I think if more families practiced my church's Family Home Evening program once a week, it would strengthen familes. If fathers and mothers treated each other with respect as well as their children, that example of love and kindness would transfer to children.
Yeah, how selfish of me
So, how does gay marriage weaken society? You still haven't explained how a gay couple getting married threatens another family's structure. Or am I missing something?

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#104636 May 24, 2013
ChromiuMan wrote:
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It has nothing at all to do with atheism. Like it or not, man was living in established civilizations long before Genesis was written.
I'm sorry your feelings are challenged by the concept that there were "primitive" humans living in tribes before there were "enlightened by the Alpha and Omega, Jehovah, AKA Yahweh, the one true God of Israel" humans living in tribes.
When you speak of anthropolicial origin of religion, it certainly has to do with Atheism. Simple search and this comes up:

"Modern anthropology assumes that religion is in complete continuity with magical thinking,[1] that it is a cultural product,[4] and that is a phenomenon of psychological projection. The complete continuity between magic and religion has been a postulate of modern anthropology at least since early 1930s.[1][5] The perspective of modern anthropology towards religion is the projection idea, a methodological approach which assumes that every religion is created by the human community that worships it, that "creative activity ascribed to God is projected from man."

This certainly describes how atheists feel about religion.

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#104637 May 24, 2013
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>Well our guesses are not biased upon what we believe is infallible ancient claims. We look at all information and make educated guesses that stand to reason and logic bases on the information.
btw their was much written history on religion before yours was invented.
Change the word "invented" to "written" and I can agree.
ProvenScience

London, KY

#104638 May 24, 2013
do whut wrote:
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I agree there are similarities in all belief systems, and even claims like these. Interesting topic.
But he is claiming to know the origins of religions. Neither the religious or the non-religious can prove this.
Why the "written" parts of such, really ARE rather pertinent, for any sort of studies of anything!

Just mine own "written" opinion though :-).

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#104639 May 24, 2013
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>"Equally important"? So just what is equal to the priesthood? What is equal to your prophet? What role do women of your church hold that "most" consider "more" important?
One good example: Motherhood trumps anything man can do.

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#104640 May 24, 2013
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>again, do you deny the church complains about abortion?
Many complain civil unions do not get equal benefits. Why should they call it something other than marriage? It is a marriage by definition, so seems your complaint is pure superstition with zero reasons given.
Again I ask, in what way does gay marriage hurt you or your marriage?
Keep running from this question.
I haven't denied or confirmed it. I asked that you show me.

As for how does it hurt me: I answered your question dude. Go back and read.

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#104641 May 24, 2013
Skeptical Spectacles wrote:
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So, how does gay marriage weaken society? You still haven't explained how a gay couple getting married threatens another family's structure. Or am I missing something?
I didn't say a gay couple getting married threatens another family's structure. It threatens their family's structure.

I'm anxious to see more statistical data as time goes on, now that gays are allowed to marry in some states. For now, statistical data shows that gays prefer more variety in sexual partners and are less monogamous. So this would suggest that divorce rates would be higher, which certainly affects those with children. I truly hope that this won't be the case, because when children are involved, they suffer the most in divorces.
curious

Ocoee, FL

#104642 May 24, 2013
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>We tell you the answer to this post daily, yet you fail to get it.
Lets start again with my number one beef with you. You demean science due to your religious beliefs. I think this hurts our society.
If my religious beliefs,meaning ,I believe in God and Jesus Christ as my saviour, demean science,I could care less.
Science is not my God and my Faith is not based on misguided Scientific theories and opinions..
If Atheists are offended by my beliefs,that is their problem.
If you ,are expecting an "I'm sorry you feel that way" or an apology,you will get neither.
I neither apologize nor am I sorry for my beliefs
I am honored that God has adopted me and that Christ is my saviour.

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#104643 May 24, 2013
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>again, do you deny the church complains about abortion?
Many complain civil unions do not get equal benefits. Why should they call it something other than marriage? It is a marriage by definition, so seems your complaint is pure superstition with zero reasons given.
Again I ask, in what way does gay marriage hurt you or your marriage?
Keep running from this question.
What benefits don't a couple get with a civil union, that married folk get?

“There is no god.”

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#104644 May 24, 2013
Skeptical Spectacles wrote:
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So, how does gay marriage weaken society? You still haven't explained how a gay couple getting married threatens another family's structure. Or am I missing something?
"Or am I missing something?"

Yes, "special understanding"(the religie or topix kind) you will have to become a religie to use it, good luck.
defender

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#104645 May 24, 2013
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>again, do you deny the church complains about abortion?

Many complain civil unions do not get equal benefits. Why should they call it something other than marriage? It is a marriage by definition, so seems your complaint is pure superstition with zero reasons given.
Again I ask, in what way does gay marriage hurt you or your marriage?
Keep running from this question.
What does Gay marriage hurt? Why not group marriage? Or human-animal marriage?... Look most people today are afraid of saying what they really feel... Not me... I'm not saying everyone shouldn't have equal rights ... That's fine but that isn't what the homosexual movement wants anyway... How do I know that? Cause they already are getting what they want in every state... That battle is over... What they want is to cram their lifestyle down everyone's throat and bully people like you are this nice guy... Bottom line is it's disgusting... If you want to have sex with men then burn it up bro... You want to marry a man then great! Good for you... But don't look to darkin my door with your nasty ass lifestyle cause you just might get to meet the God you mock...

“There is no god.”

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#104646 May 24, 2013
Lmao, "bully people". Just like every religie on here has done with the "damnation" threat.

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#104647 May 24, 2013
defender wrote:
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What does Gay marriage hurt? Why not group marriage? Or human-animal marriage?... Look most people today are afraid of saying what they really feel... Not me... I'm not saying everyone shouldn't have equal rights ... That's fine but that isn't what the homosexual movement wants anyway... How do I know that? Cause they already are getting what they want in every state... That battle is over... What they want is to cram their lifestyle down everyone's throat and bully people like you are this nice guy... Bottom line is it's disgusting... If you want to have sex with men then burn it up bro... You want to marry a man then great! Good for you... But don't look to darkin my door with your nasty ass lifestyle cause you just might get to meet the God you mock...
You know what they say about homophobes...
defender

United States

#104648 May 24, 2013
curious wrote:
<quoted text>If my religious beliefs,meaning ,I believe in God and Jesus Christ as my saviour, demean science,I could care less.
Science is not my God and my Faith is not based on misguided Scientific theories and opinions..
If Atheists are offended by my beliefs,that is their problem.
If you ,are expecting an "I'm sorry you feel that way" or an apology,you will get neither.
I neither apologize nor am I sorry for my beliefs
I am honored that God has adopted me and that Christ is my saviour.
Don't let these bozos tell you the science is on their side... Not by a long shot!!! They can prove nothing.. In fact ToE (theory of evolution) has more holes than a block of Swiss cheese... It's the desperate hope of agenda pushing lefties... Science in fact points to an intelligent design... It's the 900 pound gorilla in the room that the evolutionist doesn't want to face....

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#104649 May 24, 2013
do whut wrote:
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I didn't say a gay couple getting married threatens another family's structure. It threatens their family's structure.
Now I'm getting confused, are you suggesting that homosexual couples would have a more stable family structure if they didn't get married?
do whut wrote:
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I'm anxious to see more statistical data as time goes on, now that gays are allowed to marry in some states. For now, statistical data shows that gays prefer more variety in sexual partners and are less monogamous. So this would suggest that divorce rates would be higher, which certainly affects those with children. I truly hope that this won't be the case, because when children are involved, they suffer the most in divorces.
It smells like red herrings in here. Are you against gay marriage or gay adoption? Or both?

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#104650 May 24, 2013
defender wrote:
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Don't let these bozos tell you the science is on their side... Not by a long shot!!! They can prove nothing.. In fact ToE (theory of evolution) has more holes than a block of Swiss cheese... It's the desperate hope of agenda pushing lefties... Science in fact points to an intelligent design... It's the 900 pound gorilla in the room that the evolutionist doesn't want to face....
Mmhmm. Everyone knows that Darwin was an agenda pushing lefty...

So, care to elaborate on the "science" that is pointing to ID?

“pervinco per logica”

Since: Feb 12

Eradicate willful ignorance.

#104651 May 24, 2013
do whut wrote:
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This certainly describes how atheists feel about religion.
Replace "how atheists feel" with "what scientists have determined based on evidence" and you've got a factual statement. You'll note the complete lack of the words "atheist" or "atheism" in the Wikipedia article you quoted, so you'd do well to not insert it for them (especially when it appears as though you'd use the label simply to discredit a well thought out and well supported hypothesis). I'm not saying that almost all atheists don't SHARE that opinion with scientists, because they do, but there is no reason to label something in that manner.

Also, I have not seen a response to my previous post. Did you miss it or did I?
defender wrote:
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What does Gay marriage hurt? Why not group marriage? Or human-animal marriage?
Yes, offensive hyperbole has never been used to restrict the rights of a group of people before. You're cutting a new path. Yawn.
defender wrote:
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Science in fact points to an intelligent design... It's the 900 pound gorilla in the room that the evolutionist doesn't want to face....
Yes. Science, the one thing that never comes to a conclusion without any evidence for it, will clearly point to the convoluted and self serving idea of "intelligent design" by some being that we have no evidence of, no method of interaction for, and no consistent concept of instead of a simple, proven theory that is entirely based in observed evidence and tested processes. Sounds legit.

Let me guess: you don't know any scientists, but you "know" that they're all conspiring to remove God from the world so that they can live like immoral Heathens, right?

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