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Bible study rules for public schools proposed

There are 150014 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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Yes and Amen

Winchester, KY

#112932 Sep 11, 2013
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>How so? You show why having bible study and no Koran study is respecting the establishment of one religion over another. Note the same words are in our constitution.
Both the Koran and the bible demand you murder infidels.
So please tell me why no Koran in schools?
No!
No, the Bible does not!
If you'd read it... aw, you'd still say something stupid!
Yes and Amen

Winchester, KY

#112933 Sep 11, 2013
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>If the case were closed, everyone would believe in your god.
The problem is, there was a crime, and you Christians do not even recognize the atrocity as a crime.
By your reasoning, the 9/11 terrorists may have valid reason to murder. If they believe a god is telling them to kill, it is ok in your mind.
Of course you will object with the double standard.
With every post...
You Prove your Tardship!
I cannot fix your stupid... no human can!

“Speaker of Mountain Wisdom....”

Since: Jan 10

Somerset, KY

#112934 Sep 11, 2013
stuck in a lodi wrote:
<quoted text>Q, what our pal Curious is doing is establishing a solid foundation for a plea of insanity!
I think it more of a case of T.S.T.K.H.S.T.A. disorder as it seems to be in epidemic proportions these days....
Yes and Amen

Winchester, KY

#112935 Sep 11, 2013
Quantummist wrote:
To heck with Zen... Another photo by Me...
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-KUgKoI9uy2...
Nice! Good shot!

“Speaker of Mountain Wisdom....”

Since: Jan 10

Somerset, KY

#112936 Sep 11, 2013
Yes and Amen wrote:
<quoted text>You didn't happen to go for a RIDE Today??? Hmmmm???
Nope... had stuff to do...
Yes and Amen

Winchester, KY

#112937 Sep 11, 2013
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>Well actually Islam does qualify for religious freedom in America. Were have you been? It is not illegal to be a Muslim in America. You can worship that religion all you wish.
The bible DEMANDS you kill those who try to sway you from your god. Yet this insane book is being pushed in the public schools.
No it does NOT!
I wished I could send you a clue, but then...
you'd still be 10^-10 clueless!
Yes and Amen

Winchester, KY

#112938 Sep 11, 2013
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>So your belief requires some magic and you cannot explain it. So your whole argument against science just failed.
Tard!
No! It take more Magic for your religion to work, AND
I might add... a whole lot more faith!
God said... You'd be on here showcasing your wisdom (or lack thereof)!
Thanks!
curious

Winter Garden, FL

#112939 Sep 11, 2013
aWitchintheWoods wrote:
<quoted text>
"I knew what I was doing was wrong..."
"I felt justified...."
"I felt like I had done nothing ...for which I needed to feel ashamed."
Huh? If you KNEW it was wrong, then WHY did you do it?
That is the difference between you and me.
If I feel that it would be wrong to do something, I DON'T DO IT.
So simple, but apparently not for you.
I am an excedingly ethical person. Always have been.
Religion is not needed to behave like a decent person.
No ,no ,no Witchety..
The difference between you and I is that I am able to confess my faults and imperfections.
You are unable to acknowledge that which is obvious to all who know you .
I am fairly sure that the only one who has such a high opinion of you ..is You

"When confronted with an ethical dilemma, most of us like to think we would stand up for our principles. But we are not as ethical as we think we are. In Blind Spots, leading business ethicists Max Bazerman and Ann Tenbrunsel examine the ways we overestimate our ability to do what is right and how we act unethically without meaning to. From the collapse of Enron and corruption in the tobacco industry, to sales of the defective Ford Pinto, the downfall of Bernard Madoff, and the Challenger space shuttle disaster, the authors investigate the nature of ethical failures in the business world and beyond, and illustrate how we can become more ethical, bridging the gap between who we are and who we want to be.

Explaining why traditional approaches to ethics don't work, the book considers how blind spots like ethical fading--the removal of ethics from the decision--making process--have led to tragedies and scandals such as the Challenger space shuttle disaster, steroid use in Major League Baseball, the crash in the financial markets, and the energy crisis. The authors demonstrate how ethical standards shift, how we neglect to notice and act on the unethical behavior of others, and how compliance initiatives can actually promote unethical behavior. They argue that scandals will continue to emerge unless such approaches take into account the psychology of individuals faced with ethical dilemmas. Distinguishing our "should self" (the person who knows what is correct) from our "want self" (the person who ends up making decisions), the authors point out ethical sinkholes that create questionable actions."

Among the self proclaimed righteous and ethical we find

Richard Nixon.....Spiro Agnew .....Bernie Maddof..... Bernard Ebbers.....Lance Armstrong,,,,,Ryan Braun ....Rafael Palmeiro...
John Mitchell.....Frank and Jesse James.....All the scurrilous business leaders who took this country to the edge of economic collapse ,Martha Stewart Eliot Spitzer ,Anthony Weiner among many others to numerous to mention
Oh yes ,All these were self proclaimed Ethical and honest individuals ,having never done anything for which they needed be ashamed,,,,,,,,Until they got caught.
And we hear about these self righteous ethical individuals as they lead Mafia families into a life of self righteous criminal activity.
And last but not least , we have that one fictitious individual laying claim to being free of sin
Ladies and gentlemen ,may I present to you , the fictitious personality with the fictitious personality of being Ethical to perfection. WitchintheWoods.

BTW; Did you know that those who teach Ethics are less likely to return their library books than the general population.
Who Can You Trust?.... Not me ,said the brave King

Yes and Amen

Winchester, KY

#112940 Sep 11, 2013
Quantummist wrote:
<quoted text>
Nope... had stuff to do...
It would have been pretty crowded anyways!
LOL
curious

Winter Garden, FL

#112941 Sep 11, 2013
Yes and Amen wrote:
<quoted text>Dear Curious,
I to find it hard to believe, that there is more than one stupid
person here on topix using different monikers!
It is disheartening, but even Jesus said, wide is the path to destruction!
We must pray for them!
Amen!
I agree with you . And although I don't really know who he/she/they really are , I pray for him or them , if there is more than one.
But, since they insist that they are decendants of Apes I find it necessary to Rattle Their cages every now and then.
God Bless you.....Or as Tiny Tim would say.
God bless us all......

“I'll think about it.”

Since: Nov 07

central Florida

#112942 Sep 11, 2013
Yes and Amen wrote:
<quoted text>No!
No, the Bible does not!
If you'd read it... aw, you'd still say something stupid!
Well, that seems to work for you.
You read the babble and say stupid stuff all the time.

But not everyone is as rationally challenged as you are.

“I'll think about it.”

Since: Nov 07

central Florida

#112943 Sep 11, 2013
curious wrote:
<quoted text>
No ,no ,no Witchety..
The difference between you and I is that I am able to confess my faults and imperfections.
You are unable to acknowledge that which is obvious to all who know you .
I am fairly sure that the only one who has such a high opinion of you ..is You [QUOTE]

I don't consider simply being an ethical, decent person as a "high opinion."
You only think it's "high" because it makes you feel "low."
That is YOUR problem.

I understand why you want to believe "everyone" does terrible things.
You and Yaa need to feel better about yourselves and you do it by believing "everyone does it."

[QUOTE who="curious"]<qu oted text> << editted for much ado about nothing>>
I'm not talking about other people. I only answer for myself.

“I'll think about it.”

Since: Nov 07

central Florida

#112944 Sep 11, 2013
Sorry, fixing that ^^^^
curious wrote:
<quoted text>
No ,no ,no Witchety..
The difference between you and I is that I am able to confess my faults and imperfections.
You are unable to acknowledge that which is obvious to all who know you .
I am fairly sure that the only one who has such a high opinion of you ..is You
I don't consider simply being an ethical, decent person as a "high opinion."
You only think it's "high" because it makes you feel "low."
That is YOUR problem.

I understand why you want to believe "everyone" does terrible things.
You and Yaa need to feel better about yourselves and you do it by believing "everyone does it."
curious wrote:
<quoted text> << editted for much ado about nothing>>
I'm not talking about other people. I only answer for myself.

Since: Sep 13

United States of America

#112945 Sep 11, 2013
Yes and Amen wrote:
<quoted text>Hold that thought!
God is real... case closed.... like your head!
Laughing.
It's obvious your head isn't closed, which explains the absence of your brain!
curious

Winter Garden, FL

#112946 Sep 11, 2013
aWitchintheWoods wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, that seems to work for you.
You read the babble and say stupid stuff all the time.
But not everyone is as rationally challenged as you are.
Atheists seem to be rationally challenged by irrationality.

They are left wandering if their great grandfathers were Urangatans Babboons or just your general run off the mill KING KONGS.
They need to read old bones and rocks in order to enhance their education.
They hold on to the superstition that a nonexisting nonintelligence is responsible for having given them life and designed them to become the most intelligent of God's creation.
That particular superstition can not be traced even to the most primitive cultures.
Due to an absurdly low set of Ethical beliefs ,they can unashamedly confess that they have never done anything for which they need to be ashamed.
Neither will they mention these hideous acts they have committed for which they feel no shame.
But then , neither did Stalin ,Mao or Pol Pot.
Putin is a more current example.
When Robert Kraft , owner of the NE Patriots permitted Putin to hold and look at his superbowl ring ,Putin conveniently and without permission ,pocketed it and walked away as his bodyguards ran interference for him.
Putin claims the ring was given him as a gift and it now sits in a museum in St. Petersburg ,Russia.
In spite of Mr. Krafts denials that he gave the ring to MR. Putin and his insistence that it be returned , Putin has laid a dishonest claim to the ring and will not return it.
Needless to say , Mr. Putin is not ashamed og his actions for,by his own admission he is an Ethical man.

Since: Sep 13

United States of America

#112947 Sep 11, 2013
curious wrote:
<quoted text>
No ,no ,no Witchety..
The difference between you and I is that I am able to confess my faults and imperfections.
Really? Prove it!!
Hypocrite much??

Since: Sep 13

United States of America

#112948 Sep 11, 2013
Yes and Amen wrote:
<quoted text>Tard!
No! It take more Magic for your religion to work, AND
I might add... a whole lot more faith!
God said... You'd be on here showcasing your wisdom (or lack thereof)!
Thanks!
So god is talking to you about Public Forum's now?
Hehe
SistaNoneYa

London, KY

#112949 Sep 11, 2013
Quantummist wrote:
<quoted text>
You left out Nahnananahnanan like most grade school kids use with your type of childish replies....
No, I didn't....mostly because I never stooped to such imbecilicness in grade school either.
SistaNoneYa

London, KY

#112950 Sep 11, 2013
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>What? First, you failed to show my words, and second, you failed to show my contradictions on the Boston bombing. You failed to show what side of the debate(if their is one) I am on.
How is an attack on our country, in our country, like the situation in Iraq? You fail to show any links to anything. You are just babbling as usual.
The tip of your fingers have a lot of nerves, thus senses. So I am not sure you realize your analogy is flawed.
I wouldn't even waste a braincell even putting Iraq and Syria into any sort of all "DUH" same category, when contemplating issues with either.

Only idiots would.
SistaNoneYa

London, KY

#112951 Sep 11, 2013
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>I do not claim secularism is a band aid, I claim it is the moral way for a society to be. Sometimes being moral is dangerous. And it was on 9/11.
This guy pointed to a heaping lump of dead bodies and ruble that had one of the many cross beams still poking out and claimed it is the house of god. How insane.
The idea of god is the reason for the terrorist attack. I hold no respect for such a faith based concept.
The fight between Christians and Islam has been going on since the first claims of the prophets. It is all just religious based war.
Saddam had nothing to do with 9/11.
Bullchit.

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