Bible study rules for public schools proposed

Feb 10, 2010 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Courier-Journal

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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I made my allegations based on circumstantial evidence that I was able to glean from the postings on this thread.
Now , you all can let me know why one would register and hide their location. What is the purpose of hiding your location?
As I understand it , one's location is not hidden automatically.
One can choose to disclose their location or keep it secret.
If you wanted to prove me wrong , all you have to do is ,disclose your location.
I don't hide mine . you all know where I post from.
The fact that one of the former participants denied using more than one hidden moniker and ultimately admitting to having used 6 hidden monikers only adds fuel to the fire.
Having said that , you are all making a mountain out of a molehill.
To hide your monokers and post under different monikers is neither illegal or immoral.
At least not to my knowledge.
I brought it up as a topic of discussion and did not believe it would raise such a ruckus.
So , you may choose to disclose your location, or you may choose not to.
The Christians like to have secrets. Take a look at the list.

1. Jimmy Swaggart. I don't even know where to start with this guy.

2. Jim Bakker was the founder of PTL ministries.

3. Father John J. Geoghan, deceased Catholic Priest, was accused by 130 people of sexual abuse and child molestation over a 30 year period. After being defrocked in 1998.

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5. Parker J. Bena, Conservative Republican activist and very important figure in getting GWB elected as President, plead guilty to charges of possessing child pornography and lying to the FBI.

6. Rep. Bob Allen of Florida. Not really sure if he's Evangelical, but certainly *conservative*, I'm adding him to the list because Mr. Allen's actions were not only skeezy, but racist as well. You see, Allen was arrested after allegedly offering an male undercover officer $20 to perform oral sex on him in a men's restroom.

Everyone's favorite, Reverend Ted Haggard. Haggard was the founder of the New Life Church in Colorado Springs. A *charismatic* pastor, Haggard was vocal about his anti-homosexual ideals, well, that is until he was outed by a male prostitute.

http://voices.yahoo.com/top-10-christian-cons...
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While you are at it you may as well add this to your list!

INSIDE EDITION Investigates TV Ministers' Lifestyles
Airdate: 05/24/2011
They are some of the most popular TV preachers in the country, packing their mega churches each week and taking in millions every year. They urge the faithful followers to donate generously and in return the Lord will bring them prosperity.

There's no denying some people have prospered handsomely—the pastors themselves. They live like rock stars with huge mansions, private jets, and fancy cars. Their lifestyles are so lavish, six of them have been investigated by the U.S. Senate.

One preacher, Paula White, lives in multimillion dollar homes in New York City and Tampa, Florida. And another preacher, Creflo Dollar, gets around in style, flying in private jets to preach around the country. He owns a mansion in an exclusive Atlanta suburb.

Not one of them would would sit down for an interview about their opulent lifestyle so INSIDE EDITION's Lisa Guerrero caught up with Creflo Dollar at an event in New York City. She asked him, "How do you justify your million dollar mansions and private jets to your donors?" Dollar had no comment.

But when it comes to opulence, few religious leaders compare to Kenneth Copeland. He lives in an 18,000 square foot home outside Ft. Worth, Texas worth $6 million. It has beautiful water views that comes complete with a boat house. But that's not all.

Copeland is an avid pilot, and his pride and joy is a $20 million Cessna Citation jet. It's the fastest private jet money can buy. He said he needed it to better serve the Lord, and proudly did a fly by for his followers after the church bought it.

But that's not the only plane used by the church. We found a fleet of planes registered to the church. And you won't catch him waiting in line at the airport, because he's got his own. The Kenneth Copeland Airport is located right next to his mansion.

"I think Copeland is unbelievably greedy", said Ole Anthony of the Trinity Foundation, a church watchdog group that worked with the Senate Committee investigating Copeland and other TV preachers..
"Televangelism is a $2 to $3 billion industry, untaxed, unregulated," said Anthony.

That's right—by law, religious groups like Copeland's are exempt from federal taxes, and they don't have to report how they spend their money to anyone.

Copeland and his church takes in tens of millions a year, through donations and selling books and DVD's to his donors.
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When Kristi Parker's mother died of cancer, she said she found diaries that showed her mother sent Copeland most of her life's savings, hoping her faith and donations would heal her deadly disease.

"She sent them a lot of money, a whole lot of money", said Parker.

Guerrero asked Parker, "What do you think of Kenneth Copeland's lifestyle?"

"TV doesn't do it justice. Their office furniture is probably worth more than most people's houses. It make you sick." said Parker.

Copeland, like the other preachers investigated by the Senate, refused INSIDE EDITION's request for an interview, so we caught up with him at an event in North Carolina.

Guerrero asked, "Can you explain to us why you are living such a lifestyle of luxury off of church donations?"

An assistant to Copeland said, "We don't have any time for this," and tried to usher Copeland away. At the same time a hotel employee tried to block our camera.

Guerrero continued to try to get answers from Copeland.
"Why won't you answer any of our questions? It's a simple questions, sir," said Guerrero.

Copeland then agreed to chat and said, "I'm going to give you a simple answer. My life follows scripture. We've never asked anyone for money. We give. We believe we're open."

Guerrero then asked, "Sir, you have a fleet of private jets. Why is that necessary? How many jets do you have?"

Copeland answered, "That's none of your business."

Right after that he walked away.

Copeland told INSIDE EDITION that he cooperated with the Senate investigation, but the committee disagreed and said Copeland refused to provide the information it requested for its investigation. According to the committee, only two of the preachers did—Joyce Meyer and Benny Hinn. The committee recommended that the IRS look further into the matter.

Mr. "Spaceship Earth",
Do you suppose there may be a difference between a CHRISTIAN and a so called Christian? To be sure there is! How can one know which religion is right?
LOOK FOR THE ANSWER IN A FUTURE POSTING.
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How can a person know which religion is right?
(1) On what are its teachings based? Are they from God, or are they largely from men?(2 Tim. 3:16; Mark 7:7) Ask, for example: Where does the Bible teach that God is a Trinity? Where does it say that the human soul is immortal?
(2) Consider whether it is making known the name of God. Jesus said in prayer to God:“I have made your name manifest to the men you gave me out of the world.”(John 17:6) He declared:“It is Jehovah your God you must worship, and it is to him alone you must render sacred service.”(Matt. 4:10) Has your religion taught you that ‘it is Jehovah you must worship’? Have you come to know the Person identified by that name—his purposes, his activities, his qualities—so that you feel you can confidently draw close to him?
(3) Is true faith in Jesus Christ being demonstrated? This involves appreciation of the value of the sacrifice of Jesus’ human life and of his position today as heavenly King.(John 3:36; Ps. 2:6-8) Such appreciation is shown by obeying Jesus—sharing personally and zealously in the work that he assigned to his followers. True religion has such faith that is accompanied by works.—Jas. 2:26.
(4) Is it largely ritualistic, a formality, or is it a way of life? God strongly disapproves of religion that is merely a formalism.(Isa. 1:15-17) True religion upholds the Bible’s standard of morality and clean speech instead of weakly going along with popular trends.(1 Cor. 5:9-13; Eph. 5:3-5) Its members reflect the fruits of God’s spirit in their lives.(Gal. 5:22, 23) So, those who adhere to true worship can be identified because they sincerely endeavor to apply Bible standards in their lives not only at their places of meeting but in their family life, at their secular work, in school, and in recreation.
(5) Do its members truly love one another? Jesus said:“By this all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love among yourselves.”(John 13:35) Such love reaches across racial, social, and national boundaries, drawing people together in genuine brotherhood. So strong is this love that it sets them apart as being truly different. When the nations go to war, who have enough love for their Christian brothers in other lands that they refuse to take up arms and kill them? That is what early Christians did.
(6) Is it truly separate from the world? Jesus said that his true followers would be “no part of the world.”(John 15:19) To worship God in a manner that he approves requires that we keep ourselves “without spot from the world.”(Jas. 1:27) Can that be said of those whose clergy and other members are involved in politics, or whose lives are largely built around materialistic and fleshly desires?—1 John 2:15-17.
(7) Are its members active witnesses concerning God’s Kingdom? Jesus foretold:“This good news of the kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations; and then the end will come.”(Matt. 24:14) What religion is really proclaiming God’s Kingdom as the hope of mankind instead of encouraging people to look to human rulership to solve their problems? Has your religion equipped you to share in this activity, and to do it from house to house as Jesus taught his apostles to do?—Matt. 10:7, 11-13; Acts 5:42; 20:20.
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How can a person know which religion is right?
(1) On what are its teachings based? Are they from God, or are they largely from men?(2 Tim. 3:16; Mark 7:7) Ask, for example: Where does the Bible teach that God is a Trinity? Where does it say that the human soul is immortal?
(2) Consider whether it is making known the name of God. Jesus said in prayer to God:“I have made your name manifest to the men you gave me out of the world.”(John 17:6) He declared:“It is Jehovah your God you must worship, and it is to him alone you must render sacred service.”(Matt. 4:10) Has your religion taught you that ‘it is Jehovah you must worship’? Have you come to know the Person identified by that name—his purposes, his activities, his qualities—so that you feel you can confidently draw close to him?
(3) Is true faith in Jesus Christ being demonstrated? This involves appreciation of the value of the sacrifice of Jesus’ human life and of his position today as heavenly King.(John 3:36; Ps. 2:6-8) Such appreciation is shown by obeying Jesus—sharing personally and zealously in the work that he assigned to his followers. True religion has such faith that is accompanied by works.—Jas. 2:26.
(4) Is it largely ritualistic, a formality, or is it a way of life? God strongly disapproves of religion that is merely a formalism.(Isa. 1:15-17) True religion upholds the Bible’s standard of morality and clean speech instead of weakly going along with popular trends.(1 Cor. 5:9-13; Eph. 5:3-5) Its members reflect the fruits of God’s spirit in their lives.(Gal. 5:22, 23) So, those who adhere to true worship can be identified because they sincerely endeavor to apply Bible standards in their lives not only at their places of meeting but in their family life, at their secular work, in school, and in recreation.
(5) Do its members truly love one another? Jesus said:“By this all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love among yourselves.”(John 13:35) Such love reaches across racial, social, and national boundaries, drawing people together in genuine brotherhood. So strong is this love that it sets them apart as being truly different. When the nations go to war, who have enough love for their Christian brothers in other lands that they refuse to take up arms and kill them? That is what early Christians did.
(6) Is it truly separate from the world? Jesus said that his true followers would be “no part of the world.”(John 15:19) To worship God in a manner that he approves requires that we keep ourselves “without spot from the world.”(Jas. 1:27) Can that be said of those whose clergy and other members are involved in politics, or whose lives are largely built around materialistic and fleshly desires?—1 John 2:15-17.
(7) Are its members active witnesses concerning God’s Kingdom? Jesus foretold:“This good news of the kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations; and then the end will come.”(Matt. 24:14) What religion is really proclaiming God’s Kingdom as the hope of mankind instead of encouraging people to look to human rulership to solve their problems? Has your religion equipped you to share in this activity, and to do it from house to house as Jesus taught his apostles to do?—Matt. 10:7, 11-13; Acts 5:42; 20:20.

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I made my allegations based on circumstantial evidence that I was able to glean from the postings on this thread.
Now , you all can let me know why one would register and hide their location. What is the purpose of hiding your location?
As I understand it , one's location is not hidden automatically.
One can choose to disclose their location or keep it secret.
If you wanted to prove me wrong , all you have to do is ,disclose your location.
I don't hide mine . you all know where I post from.
The fact that one of the former participants denied using more than one hidden moniker and ultimately admitting to having used 6 hidden monikers only adds fuel to the fire.
Having said that , you are all making a mountain out of a molehill.
To hide your monokers and post under different monikers is neither illegal or immoral.
At least not to my knowledge.
I brought it up as a topic of discussion and did not believe it would raise such a ruckus.
So , you may choose to disclose your location, or you may choose not to.
To tell you the honest truth (which I habitually do), I hide my location because you are not the only stark raving lunatic on the internet that I distrust. Can't say that I'll weep if that leads you feel even less special than you are.
If you think that somebody is using multiple aliases, you're right - but those would be SistaO'Reillymajority and YaAI'mStupid.
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well now wrote:
<quoted text>The problem is, although you are right, most of the people do not read or learn on their own. They only know what the preacher saids, they do not comprehend.
It took me two readings to half way understand, but it wasn't until I read it as a History of God, and the people he chose to bless, their failings, and the Need for Christ, did I get to 75% understanding... Then I read more!
If people cannot "SEE' the evil around us... they're to close to it!
Killing Babies in the mothers womb... clear sign we've crapped in our mess-gear!
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Apostle Amber wrote:
Jesus discussed scriptures as a young boy while in his fathers house with the scribes just as I feel our children should do to be prepared for whatever this world throws at them too if they read the bible and are free to discuss it like he did.
I would think every one of us knowing of God in our hearts because of the new covenant can express him liberally wherever we are and seek to please him as Christ did.
We have all sinned and need to accept Christ's forgiveness and grace but people stray so far away from the love of God that they are blind, dumb and deaf, even by choice in creating false fears to justify hiding their sin. When coming to Christ casts down fear even the fear of death.
It is because of this worlds meaningless distractions that neither produce fruit of the Spirit nor does the world provide a way like Christ does to be rich toward God.
It would've been good to give children the keys to true knowledge found in Gods word a long time ago instead of jumping all over prayer in school, Jesus said “When you pray, go to your room and close the door”(I believe prayer is individually shared between me and God but I do ask Jesus as my high priest and the Holy Spirit to help me).
Having the bible available to all in school and everywhere allows everyone to freely discuss the truths of life with each other and make well informed decisions on the paths they take in their own lives.
I believe you should give to Caesar what is Caesars and to God what is Gods whereas Caesar requires certain practices be met under guides lines but not to kneel down to an idol to do it or agree to false teachings because of pressure of an authority figure. Christian fellowship is wherever two or more are gathered together and it is in worshipping the true God of the bible.
Encouraging open discussion about the goodness of Gods love is better than living our children's lives for them only to have them rebel away once someone shows them only half truths or gives them false faith in worldly gain and pride.
Great post!
God Bless!
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YaA, when you are (so often) out of your depth you should refrain from calling others "ignorant." It is clear that he was referring to the late Second Temple period. Herod and his subjects, the Kohanim and the Pharisees, Zealots, Sadducees, Essenes,... not just the handful of individual Jews you slaver over by name because they are in the NT.
(and before you start - no, Clueless George, I am still not M.D.)
I've posted MANY things like this on this site...
http://thebibletrial.com/
Read, and learn!

then search for more, repeat!
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Do you mean the couple hundred "prophecies" that are so obscure and arbitrary that they could as easily mean "dogs will lay eggs in Chicago during the third full moon of August" or the handful that were specifically contrived when the Bible was compiled?
Either way, your post is complete Nonsense.
Ok....
If you want to be ignorant on purpose...
so be it!

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How can a person know which religion is right?
Trick question. It's like asking "How can a diabetic know which high fructose corn syrup is right: vanilla, strawberry, or chocolate? Among the results are going to be blurred vision and difficulty thinking by whatever flavor they favor.
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<quoted text>Well that is how Christians see it, not Jews, Muslims, atheists.....
But just what does this have to do with the Catholics?
The Bible points to a religion that changed the laws, and times AS
an Anti-Christ!
Catholics via Constantine removed the second Commandment, AND
changed the Sabbath to Sunday, AND...
It's just one of the religions that created you!
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<quoted text>Says the person who claims the Pope is not a Christian! Kind of make the claim meaningless.
I rest my case!
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Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>Mitt Romney, Obama or the Pope? which one is a Christian?
None of them!
But one is surely more Righteous than the other two!
I'll let you guess who that one is!
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Pope Francis says atheists can do good and go to heaven too!
http://www.catholic.org/hf/faith/story.php...
I rest my case!
He is an anti-Christ!

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<quoted text>I've posted MANY things like this on this site...
http://thebibletrial.com/
Read, and learn!
then search for more, repeat!
Think before you post and think for yourself (LOL!) before you link Jackson's opinions, interpretations and Bible quote mines as facts.

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<quoted text>None of them!
But one is surely more Righteous than the other two!
I'll let you guess who that one is!
Maybe that's the one that instituted a health care overhaul - no, they both did that. Was it the one who supported the stimulus programs? Oh, they both did that, too. It must be the one that belongs to a big a$$ church then. No, they both do.
Then it must be the one with the most offshore havens, or the one who writes off the most tithe money on his taxes? Or maybe it's the one who got 50 grand back from the giverment for his dancing horse? It can't be the one who hides financial records...Wait, I know... it's the one who raided companies and dumped the employees without their pensions.
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Think before you post and think for yourself (LOL!) before you link Jackson's opinions, interpretations and Bible quote mines as facts.
You wouldn't list to anything, even if God Himself told you!
Sorry to bother you!

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You keep on self proclaiming yourself the victor as you dig a deeper hole for yourself.
I stated that you used 3 different monikers and that I am fairly dertain you use 4.
You responded that I accused you of using 6 differfent monikers.
By that statement you are admitting to having been SP.
Thanks for clearing that up for me.
Elementary my dear Watson
long live the queen

Let's re-cap, shall we, To date, you have accused me of being every person on this thread except sisloneytic, YaY & Known Fact aka...Dumb and Dumber and You, the perpetual clueless Richard {Dick} Head. In other words, thank you for the compliment because the one's you accuse me of being are highly intelligent and you are doing me a great service just including me in their presence!! Please keep up your paranoia as you continue to throw dirt on the top of your coffin. I see you now accuse me of being SP { I really fear this list is going to grow @ an alarming rate. Heads up, if you post on this thread as a non-believer don't feel bad if the {dick} accuses you of being me, that's his MO and according to him, it's better than admitting the truth.
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Let's re-cap, shall we, To date, you have accused me of being every person on this thread except sisloneytic, YaY & Known Fact aka...Dumb and Dumber and You, the perpetual clueless Richard {Dick} Head. In other words, thank you for the compliment because the one's you accuse me of being are highly intelligent and you are doing me a great service just including me in their presence!! Please keep up your paranoia as you continue to throw dirt on the top of your coffin. I see you now accuse me of being SP { I really fear this list is going to grow @ an alarming rate. Heads up, if you post on this thread as a non-believer don't feel bad if the {dick} accuses you of being me, that's his MO and according to him, it's better than admitting the truth.
Correction: I have never posted as "Dumb and Dumber" You must have me confused with yourself. I always post as "Known Fact"

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