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Bible study rules for public schools proposed

There are 143147 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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Known Fact

Kissimmee, FL

#108240 Jul 9, 2013
aWitchintheWoods wrote:
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You saw this on the billboard sign at your church, didn't you?
And think you are brilliant by repeating it ad nauseum.
This behavior perfectly demonstrates your "cut and paste" mentality.
My daughter sent this to me. We do not have what you say, "a billboard sign". Regardless of where it came from no truer words were ever spoken especially when it comes to Columbia, KY Topix.
I will repeat it once more for emphasis.
Common sense is so rare these days it should be classified as a superpower! I think in hillbilly language it is called common horse sense.
Known Fact

Kissimmee, FL

#108241 Jul 9, 2013
just my opinion wrote:
Isn't there a way that it could be taught and the parents have a choice as to whether their child did or did not attend that specific class? I myself think it is a good idea, but I can't speak for everyone. There is so much going on in our schools nowadays, maybe for some this will help. It's scary how things have become. When I attended high school, there was a class there, but it was our choice as to whether or not to attend. This is just my opinion.
It is good that you have given it some thought. The most effective way is to have a free Bible study at your home where every family member can set in. If you are interested go to www.jw.org and request a Bible study.
How stupid can you be

Winchester, KY

#108242 Jul 10, 2013
Yiago wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow. Your ability to debate is amazing. I stand corrected. You have floored me with facts, data, and solid theory.
You should write a book or be a college professor.
Facts are...
God saved me, and proved Himself to me...
I'm telling you guys my story, so you will not be ashamed when
judgment day comes... it IS coming, and I feel, smart butts like
you will curse yourselves for NOT listening to ALL of us who
KNOWS the truth... No...
Romans 1 says what's with you...
I truly hope that changes!
How stupid can you be

Winchester, KY

#108243 Jul 10, 2013
treebeard wrote:
They're the ones who believe god is a flesh and bone man, right? Who also got in some sort of flying mechanism and flew to Earth to rape a woman?
"I was born a poor black child"???
And grew into a full blown Tard!
Go figure!

“See how you are?”

Since: Jul 12

Earth

#108244 Jul 10, 2013
How stupid can you be wrote:
<quoted text>"I was born a poor black child"???
And grew into a full blown Tard!
Go figure!
You don't recognize, "I was born a poor black child" is a Steve Martin line from "The Jerk"?
Was there a Garden of Eden, a global flood, a tower of Babel, a parting of the Red Sea, talking snakes and donkeys, communiques from the Creator of the Universe,...?
Face the Fact, Bonzo. The "willfully ignorant" are the ones who believe superstition, myths and lies are "Truths".

“See how you are?”

Since: Jul 12

Earth

#108245 Jul 10, 2013
Known Fact wrote:
<quoted text>
My daughter sent this to me. We do not have what you say, "a billboard sign". Regardless of where it came from no truer words were ever spoken especially when it comes to Columbia, KY Topix.
I will repeat it once more for emphasis.
Common sense is so rare these days it should be classified as a superpower! I think in hillbilly language it is called common horse sense.
The US is a superpower. Spiderman and Jesus have super powers. A little common sense should tell you not to believe fiction is real.

And quit spamming. Nobody gives a rat's ass about your JW links.
GWB

Roseville, CA

#108246 Jul 10, 2013
Known Fact wrote:
<quoted text>
My daughter sent this to me. We do not have what you say, "a billboard sign". Regardless of where it came from no truer words were ever spoken especially when it comes to Columbia, KY Topix.
I will repeat it once more for emphasis.
Common sense is so rare these days it should be classified as a superpower! I think in hillbilly language it is called common horse sense.
Appears that you have sexual predators praying on children in your church.
The Watchtower Org tried to cover it up like the Catholic church. Watchtower ordered to pay 11 million to the victim in this case.

Candace Conti Awarded $28M In Jehovah's Witness Sex Abuse Case

HUFFPOST SUPER USER
Thom Wheeler Castillo

DO you know how many Jehovah's witnesses kids I know have been molested by someone they knew in their congregation? How many victims were shamed/gossiped about when they came forward to the elders? And were then told to forgive their abuser?? I can think of at least 20, including myself.

Maybe now I have a sense of JUSTICE THAT THIS ORGANIZATION IS FINALLY BEING EXPOSED FOR COVERING UP 10,000's of instances OF SEXUALLY ABUSED CHILDREN.
They're more concerned with their image than keeping children safe.

This religious group really thinks theyre chosen people of god and inflated sense of self makes them accomplices to vile actions of their repressed leaders.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/16/cali...
curious

Ocoee, FL

#108247 Jul 10, 2013
ChromiuMan wrote:
<quoted text>
You don't recognize, "I was born a poor black child" is a Steve Martin line from "The Jerk"?
Was there a Garden of Eden, a global flood, a tower of Babel, a parting of the Red Sea, talking snakes and donkeys, communiques from the Creator of the Universe,...?
Face the Fact, Bonzo. The "willfully ignorant" are the ones who believe superstition, myths and lies are "Truths".
Let us look at the other side of that coin and the logic involved.

Something was created from nothing.
That something we will call nonliving nonintelligent matter.
Somehow,this nonliving nonintelligent matter,created from nothing by nothing was able to become a living cell.
How this miracle happened,no one has been able to explain,other than it took billions of years.
This cell was able to reproduce itself and WALLA,as a result ,we have the human,animal and bird species...
Along with plants and trees....
Who is responsible for all these creations?
Who determined how ,what or whom would be created and why?
Atheist Scientists do not know, Atheist Evolutionists do not know.
Certainly a convincing argument to those who have said in their heart.

"There is no God"

Also to those who do not believe in miracles and chose instead to believe foolishness that even the most extreme Science Fiction writers dare not concoct.
While claiming not to believe in magic or delusions,they have built for themselves a magical and delusional world.

“See how you are?”

Since: Jul 12

Earth

#108248 Jul 10, 2013
curious wrote:
<quoted text>
Let us look at the other side of that coin and the logic involved.
Something was created from nothing.
That something we will call nonliving nonintelligent matter.
Somehow,this nonliving nonintelligent matter,created from nothing by nothing was able to become a living cell.
How this miracle happened,no one has been able to explain,other than it took billions of years.
This cell was able to reproduce itself and WALLA,as a result ,we have the human,animal and bird species...
Along with plants and trees....
Who is responsible for all these creations?
Who determined how ,what or whom would be created and why?
Atheist Scientists do not know, Atheist Evolutionists do not know.
Certainly a convincing argument to those who have said in their heart.
"There is no God"
Also to those who do not believe in miracles and chose instead to believe foolishness that even the most extreme Science Fiction writers dare not concoct.
While claiming not to believe in magic or delusions,they have built for themselves a magical and delusional world.
You don't know or understand the physics applied to the theory of the "Big Bang" - and to be honest, neither do I. Can I explain how the first rudimentary self replicating "life" formed? No. Before you voice contempt at this in an "aha!" moment, consider that YOU do not know the mind of YOUR OWN god.
You are made of non living matter, non living elements, compounds, chemicals, energy - yet you are "alive." What is life, then? Is a virus alive? All it can do is replicate, even crystals can do that. You, like other brain damaged Bible thumpers would like to claim that evolution, the Big Band and the origin of life are all one ball of wax, regardless of how many >hundreds of times< you've been informed otherwise. True to the Creationist goose-step, you deviously denounce the miraculous emergence of intelligent life from a primordial soup, bypassing any and every stage in between.
There are many things I do not know, but I can trust that others who have studied and researched have specific knowledge that is built upon over time. Can you design and build a turbine or formulate the fuel for one? Can you calculate the drag co-efficiency of a particular airfoil? Can you determine the strengths of alloys, design hydraulic systems or even weave a seat cushion? No. Did the Wright brothers invent the Airbus A380? No. Regardless of this, can you fly in one? Yes.
I can't explain how you can remember to breathe from one second to the next, so I'll borrow from your religie peppered lexicon and pronounce it a MIRACLE.
curious

Ocoee, FL

#108249 Jul 10, 2013
ChromiuMan wrote:
<quoted text>
You don't know or understand the physics applied to the theory of the "Big Bang" - and to be honest, neither do I. Can I explain how the first rudimentary self replicating "life" formed? No. Before you voice contempt at this in an "aha!" moment, consider that YOU do not know the mind of YOUR OWN god.
You are made of non living matter, non living elements, compounds, chemicals, energy - yet you are "alive." What is life, then? Is a virus alive? All it can do is replicate, even crystals can do that. You, like other brain damaged Bible thumpers would like to claim that evolution, the Big Band and the origin of life are all one ball of wax, regardless of how many >hundreds of times< you've been informed otherwise. True to the Creationist goose-step, you deviously denounce the miraculous emergence of intelligent life from a primordial soup, bypassing any and every stage in between.
There are many things I do not know, but I can trust that others who have studied and researched have specific knowledge that is built upon over time. Can you design and build a turbine or formulate the fuel for one? Can you calculate the drag co-efficiency of a particular airfoil? Can you determine the strengths of alloys, design hydraulic systems or even weave a seat cushion? No. Did the Wright brothers invent the Airbus A380? No. Regardless of this, can you fly in one? Yes.
I can't explain how you can remember to breathe from one second to the next, so I'll borrow from your religie peppered lexicon and pronounce it a MIRACLE.
I know that I was creared from nonliving matter and I know who gave me life.....It most certainly was not due to some unexplainable accident. Accidents are not known to create life.
The explanations that Atheists have provided for the BBT ,origins of life and Evolution consist of non provable and nonwitnessed events that supposedly occured billions of years ago for some unexplainable reason.
Those so called explanations are based on nonsense and gibberish.
But,you brought up some points that need to be clarified.

"Quote"Can you design and build a turbine or formulate the fuel for one?"

Says I No I can not,but,an Engineer,trained in that profession,most assuredly can.
It takes an intelligent being to design and construct such.
Question for you,Can a turbine evolve from scrap metal into a turbine of it's own volition?

Can you calculate the drag co-efficiency of a particular airfoil? Can you determine the strengths of alloys, design hydraulic systems or even weave a seat cushion? No. Did the Wright brothers invent the Airbus A380? No. Regardless of this, can you fly in one? Yes.
Did the airbus miraculously evolve from nothing or,did some intelligent being design and manufacture it?

“Molecular biology has shown that even the simplest of all living systems on the earth today, bacterial cells, are exceedingly complex objects. Although the tiniest bacterial cells are incredibly small, weighing less than 10-12 gms, each is in effect a veritable micro-miniaturized factory containing thousands of exquisitely designed pieces of intricate molecular machinery, made up altogether of one hundred thousand million atoms, far more complicated than any machine built by man and absolutely without parallel in the nonliving world.”
&#8213; Michael Denton, Evolution: A Theory In Crisis
Yes,there is a God.It is he,who created all..
It was neither chance or accident.....

Much to the chagrin and dismay of Atheists,
Our God can not be uncreated by the inane rantings of foolish minds.
Our God lives and Our God reigns and Jesus Christ is Lord

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#108250 Jul 10, 2013
curious wrote:
<quoted text>
I know that I was creared from nonliving matter and I know who gave me life....
You don't even know what the word "know" means.

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#108251 Jul 10, 2013
curious wrote:
<quoted text>
...
The explanations that Atheists have provided for the BBT ,origins of life and Evolution consist of non provable and nonwitnessed events that supposedly occured billions of years ago for some unexplainable reason....
This is what blows my mind with you nutbags. How can you possibly use this as rationale? How is your "theory" provable? Who witnessed the events that you propose happened?

You complain relentlessly that science hasn't exhaustively defined and proven it's theories and then (supposedly because of that) you replace it with something that is outside the scope of reason entirely. You honestly don't see how ludicrous your argument is?

“See how you are?”

Since: Jul 12

Earth

#108252 Jul 10, 2013
curious wrote:
<quoted text>
I know that I was creared from nonliving matter and I know who gave me life.....It most certainly was not due to some unexplainable accident. Accidents are not known to create life.
The explanations that Atheists have provided for the BBT ,origins of life and Evolution consist of non provable and nonwitnessed events that supposedly occured billions of years ago for some unexplainable reason.
Those so called explanations are based on nonsense and gibberish.
But,you brought up some points that need to be clarified.
"Quote"Can you design and build a turbine or formulate the fuel for one?"
Says I No I can not,but,an Engineer,trained in that profession,most assuredly can.
It takes an intelligent being to design and construct such.
Question for you,Can a turbine evolve from scrap metal into a turbine of it's own volition?
Can you calculate the drag co-efficiency of a particular airfoil? Can you determine the strengths of alloys, design hydraulic systems or even weave a seat cushion? No. Did the Wright brothers invent the Airbus A380? No. Regardless of this, can you fly in one? Yes.
Did the airbus miraculously evolve from nothing or,did some intelligent being design and manufacture it?
“Molecular biology has shown that even the simplest of all living systems on the earth today, bacterial cells, are exceedingly complex objects. Although the tiniest bacterial cells are incredibly small, weighing less than 10-12 gms, each is in effect a veritable micro-miniaturized factory containing thousands of exquisitely designed pieces of intricate molecular machinery, made up altogether of one hundred thousand million atoms, far more complicated than any machine built by man and absolutely without parallel in the nonliving world.”
&#8213; Michael Denton, Evolution: A Theory In Crisis
Yes,there is a God.It is he,who created all..
It was neither chance or accident.....
Much to the chagrin and dismay of Atheists,
Our God can not be uncreated by the inane rantings of foolish minds.
Our God lives and Our God reigns and Jesus Christ is Lord
Pathetic.
Your God >was created< by humans in man's image, and it is only kept "alive" in the minds of humans who are susceptible to the emo-mental frailty of drones like yourself.
You believe, you want, you feel, you judge, you preconceive - you do not discern, you do not think, you do not perceive and you definitely don't know.
There is no reason to be impressed with Denton's marveling at biochemistry, and certainly there is no rationality in leaping from that to Goddiditwithmagic.
An airliner is not a virus, microbe, gnat or human. It is not in any way, shape or form proof of intelligent design in nature. Just like your deity, it is nothing more or less than a purpose built man-made construct.
curious

Ocoee, FL

#108253 Jul 10, 2013
Skeptical Spectacles wrote:
<quoted text>
This is what blows my mind with you nutbags. How can you possibly use this as rationale? How is your "theory" provable? Who witnessed the events that you propose happened?
You complain relentlessly that science hasn't exhaustively defined and proven it's theories and then (supposedly because of that) you replace it with something that is outside the scope of reason entirely. You honestly don't see how ludicrous your argument is?
Whar may be causing your mental blowup is all the magical and delusional events that you have stored up there.
You know what they say,garbage in,garbage out.
My faith is not based on nosensical theories that are imagined in order to expalin spititual events that were revealed by God through his prophets.
Nowhere do they claim to speak of their own authority,but as the spirit guided them.
Atheists try to explain what they don't understand"spiritual matters" by referring to supposedly "natural events"which they also can not explain and do not understand.
If you know nothing about spiritual matters,how can you try to explain them by invoking theories that,by your own admission,you can neither explain or understand.
Not only do you not know,but neither do those who espoused yhose theories.
I believe in god,I believe in Jesus Christ,not based on a theory,but on my personal experiences.
You Atheists are unable to accept or understand.
So you mock thay which is beyond your limited comprehension.
Nevertheless,that has no effect on what I believe to be true.
Again,My god lives and my God reigns and Jesus Christ is lord of all.
Your unbelief has no power to change that reality.
Case closed
curious

Ocoee, FL

#108254 Jul 10, 2013
ChromiuMan wrote:
<quoted text>
Pathetic.
Your God >was created< by humans in man's image, and it is only kept "alive" in the minds of humans who are susceptible to the emo-mental frailty of drones like yourself.
You believe, you want, you feel, you judge, you preconceive - you do not discern, you do not think, you do not perceive and you definitely don't know.
There is no reason to be impressed with Denton's marveling at biochemistry, and certainly there is no rationality in leaping from that to Goddiditwithmagic.
An airliner is not a virus, microbe, gnat or human. It is not in any way, shape or form proof of intelligent design in nature. Just like your deity, it is nothing more or less than a purpose built man-made construct.
If I were an Atheist,what I would consider to be pathetic is the fact that 255 OF Atheists attend church hoping to find an answer to that which they claim not to believe in.
Obviously,they are disenchanted with the inane spoutings that they had accepted as valid.
That many of your children,when they grow into adulthood,disavow their former Atheist beliefs would lead me to question why that is.

And you,foolish one,need to understand that my faith is not based on the absurd opinions you have expressed.
Those foolish opinions are what you base your unbelief on.

“Question, Explore, Discover”

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#108255 Jul 10, 2013
How stupid can you be wrote:
<quoted text>Facts are...
God saved me, and proved Himself to me...
I'm telling you guys my story, so you will not be ashamed when
judgment day comes... it IS coming, and I feel, smart butts like
you will curse yourselves for NOT listening to ALL of us who
KNOWS the truth... No...
Romans 1 says what's with you...
I truly hope that changes!
And then the Fairy Godmother waved her magic wand and a unicorn farted a rainbow.

The end.

“Question, Explore, Discover”

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#108256 Jul 10, 2013
curious wrote:
<quoted text>
If I were an Atheist,what I would consider to be pathetic is the fact that 255 OF Atheists attend church hoping to find an answer to that which they claim not to believe in.
Obviously,they are disenchanted with the inane spoutings that they had accepted as valid.
That many of your children,when they grow into adulthood,disavow their former Atheist beliefs would lead me to question why that is.
And you,foolish one,need to understand that my faith is not based on the absurd opinions you have expressed.
Those foolish opinions are what you base your unbelief on.
Wow! 255 atheists go to church?! I thought it would be more.
xxx

Lexington, KY

#108257 Jul 10, 2013
Ok

“I was born a poor, black child”

Since: Jan 07

that weren't no easy thing

#108258 Jul 10, 2013
curious wrote:
<quoted text>
If I were an Atheist,what I would consider to be pathetic is the fact that 255 OF Atheists attend church hoping to find an answer to that which they claim not to believe in.
Obviously,they are disenchanted with the inane spoutings that they had accepted as valid.
That many of your children,when they grow into adulthood,disavow their former Atheist beliefs would lead me to question why that is.
And you,foolish one,need to understand that my faith is not based on the absurd opinions you have expressed.
Those foolish opinions are what you base your unbelief on.
Hmmm...I wonder what percentage of self-proclaimed christians DON'T attend church...
ProvenScience

London, KY

#108259 Jul 10, 2013
ChromiuMan wrote:
<quoted text>
Pathetic.
Your God >was created< by humans in man's image, and it is only kept "alive" in the minds of humans who are susceptible to the emo-mental frailty of drones like yourself.
You believe, you want, you feel, you judge, you preconceive - you do not discern, you do not think, you do not perceive and you definitely don't know.
There is no reason to be impressed with Denton's marveling at biochemistry, and certainly there is no rationality in leaping from that to Goddiditwithmagic.
An airliner is not a virus, microbe, gnat or human. It is not in any way, shape or form proof of intelligent design in nature. Just like your deity, it is nothing more or less than a purpose built man-made construct.
Intelligent design in nature would have more to do with examples such as da Vinci's Vitruvian man, based on the prinicples of PHI, would it not?

The comparisons then being based on airliners (like MANY other things) are indeed engineered mathematically as well...and tt's a pretty impressive sight to behold a 747 carrying a space shuttle, when anyone actuallt stops to THINK, just what went INTO making such possible.

And imagine, if ancient civilizations had NOT recorded some of what they had seen, heard, thought and felt. Lucky for us, AND modern SCIENCE-that indeed some DID,because such certainly makes for interesting contemplation and study!

Interesting article(edited for length)

Israeli archaeologists say a 3,000-year-old fragment of a ceramic jar found near Jerusalem's Temple Mount, dating back to the days of King David and King Solomon, bears a mysterious inscription that ranks as the earliest alphabetical written text ever found in the city.

The inscription is incised into the clay of a neckless ceramic jar found at Jerusalem's Ophel excavation site. The text is in the Canaanite language, which predates Israelite rule and the prevalence of Hebrew script.....

....The archaeologists said the fragment bearing the inscription was found along with pieces of six other large jars of the same type. All those fragments were used to stabilize the earth fill under the second floor of the building in which they were discovered, which dates to the 10th century B.C.— the era when Jerusalem was ruled by David and Solomon, two of the Bible's best-known figures.

The composition of the clay suggests that the makings for the jars originated in the central hill country near Jerusalem. Ahituv said the inscription is not complete: The full text probably wound around the jar's shoulder, and the fragment shows the end of the text, plus the first letter from the beginning. The archaeologists say it may have been written by one of Jerusalem's Jebusite residents. According to the Bible, the Jebusites were a Canaanite tribe who inhabited the city before David's conquest.

If the dating for the fragment is correct, the age of the inscription would rival other examples of proto-Canaanite inscriptions ever found — including a controversial text found on a fragment of pottery unearthed at the Hirbet Qeiyafa dig southwest of Jerusalem. Although that text was also written using Canaanite characters, archaeologists have suggested that it includes Hebrew words and thus represents the oldest known Hebrew inscription.

The inscription that Mazar and her colleagues describe is about 250 years older than the earliest Hebrew inscription found in Jerusalem. The Ophel excavation site lies in an area of Jerusalem known as the City of David, beyond the southern edge of the Temple Mount.

Boyle,A. "Inscription dates back to King David – but what does it say?" NBCNews. SCIENCE. 7/10/2013

(That's RIGHT-it IS a SCIENCE too!!)

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