Bible study rules for public schools proposed

Feb 10, 2010 Full story: The Courier-Journal 131,389

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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#115728 Oct 28, 2013
non believer wrote:
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They are prosecuted in large numbers ,just saying.
Christians, on the other hand, who make up 81% of the population make up 84% of the prison population.
Shiites bomb Sunnis, Hindus attack Buddhists, dogs chase cats, hawks eat snakes and I don't do any of those things. Just sayin'. Hakuna matata
curious

Ocoee, FL

#115729 Oct 28, 2013
aWitchintheWoods wrote:
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Yep, good old Christian values.
The babble condones and encourages slavery. It tells you when you can forcable take them (usually after killing all the men), which tribes (any tribe of another faith is fair game, even other Hebrews but you have to treat them better than strangers), and right down to how badly you are allowed to beat them.
Owning another person is wrong, whether it is today, 200 years ago, or 2000 years ago.
It is immoral. But the babble says it is acceptable.
Just one more reason to reject Christianity.
Yes Witchetty , It is Christians who spearheaded the movements to abolish slavcey in Britain and America.
It is Atheism that enslaved the minds and bodies of it's citizens and brutally murdered them in China, Russia ,Cambodia and Korea.
Known Fact

Somerset, KY

#115730 Oct 28, 2013
curious wrote:
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Yup , Those peaceloving Brits will long be remembered as The Good Samatitans of The New World.....NOT....
Britain, the 'nefarious trade' and slavery
Britain followed in the footsteps of the Portuguese in voyaging to the west coast of Africa and enslaving Africans. The British participation in what has come to be called the 'nefarious trade' was begun by Sir John Hawkins with the support and investment of Elizabeth I in 1573.(15) By fair means and foul, Britain outwitted its European rivals and became the premier trader in the enslaved from the seventeenth century onwards, and retained this position till 1807. Britain supplied enslaved African women, men and children to all European colonies in the Americas.
The 'Slave Coast' came to be dotted with European forts, their massive guns facing out to sea to warn off rival European slave traders. Each 'castle' incorporated prisons or 'barracoons' in which the enslaved women, children and men were kept, awaiting purchase by the traders, who could initially only reach the coast at those times of the year when the winds blew in the right direction. The prisons without sanitation, with little air must have been hell-holes in the humid coastal climates. The death rates are not known.
The trade became a very lucrative business. Bristol grew rich on it, then Liverpool. London also dealt in slaves as did some of the smaller British ports.(16) The specialised vessels were built in many British shipyards, but most were constructed in Liverpool. Laden with trade goods (guns and ammunition, rum, metal goods and cloth) they sailed to the 'Slave Coast', exchanged the goods for human beings, packed them into the vessels like sardines and sailed them across the Atlantic. On arrival, those left alive were oiled to make them look healthy and put on the auction block. Again, death rates (during the voyage) are unknown: one estimate, for the 1840s, is 25 per cent.
Plantation and mine-owners bought the Africans and more died in the process called 'seasoning'. In the British colonies the slaves were treated as non-human: they were 'chattels', to be worked to death as it was cheaper to purchase another slave than to keep one alive. Though seen as non-human, as many of the enslaved women were raped, clearly at one level they were recognised as at least rapeable human beings. There was no opprobrium attached to rape, torture, or to beating your slaves to death. The enslaved in the British colonies had no legal rights as they were not human they were not permitted to marry and couples and their children were often sold off separately.
Historian Paul Lovejoy has estimated that between 1701 and 1800 about 40 per cent of the approximately more than 6 million enslaved Africans were transported in British vessels.(It must be noted that this figure is believed by some to be a considerable underestimate.) Lovejoy estimated that well over 2 million more were exported between 1811 and 1867 again, many believe the numbers were much greater.(17)
And you know what the first slave ship to the America's was called? The Good Jesus. Makes perfect sense to me.
GetIt

Nicholasville, KY

#115731 Oct 28, 2013
Known Fact wrote:
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And you know what the first slave ship to the America's was called? The Good Jesus. Makes perfect sense to me.
healthcare.gov 1-800-318-2596

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Since: Jul 12

Earth

#115732 Oct 28, 2013
curious wrote:
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Yes Witchetty , It is Christians who spearheaded the movements to abolish slavcey in Britain and America.
It is Atheism that enslaved the minds and bodies of it's citizens and brutally murdered them in China, Russia ,Cambodia and Korea.
Yes curious, it is the modern Christians who rewrite history to suit their "consciences".
Don't try to claim that the Quakers in any way shared the attitudes of the Southern Baptists.
Personally, I think y'all could have dropped the tit-for-tat about conquistadors, communism, crusades, Nazis, inquisition, socialism, slavery, imperialism/colonialism, etc. a long time ago.
It wasn't atheism that did those things in Asia, and it wasn't Christianity that stole native Americans' lands, broke almost every treaty, slaughtered their food source and infected them with western European diseases. It was simply questing for acquisition and power over others. Not religion, not politics. Nothing more or less mysterious than human avarice and questing for domination and control, against which religions of any flavor have proven to be rather poor vaccines.
non believer

Roseville, CA

#115733 Oct 28, 2013
curious wrote:
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Yes Witchetty , It is Christians who spearheaded the movements to abolish slavcey in Britain and America.
It is Atheism that enslaved the minds and bodies of it's citizens and brutally murdered them in China, Russia ,Cambodia and Korea.
You choose to be a slave. Why cannot one choose to be secular and atheist. Are you trying to take away our freewill?

James:1
I, James, am a slave of God and the Master Jesus.

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#115734 Oct 28, 2013
ChromiuMan wrote:
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Shiites bomb Sunnis, Hindus attack Buddhists, dogs chase cats, hawks eat snakes and I don't do any of those things. Just sayin'. Hakuna matata
Snake is really good though...

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#115735 Oct 28, 2013
GetIt wrote:
<quoted text> healthcare.gov 1-800-318-2596
You left out "Or Else!!" That's 1-800=F(1)UCK-YO

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#115736 Oct 28, 2013
Quantummist wrote:
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Snake is really good though...
Uh-huh. If it tastes like chicken, I'll just have the chicken. Let me know when it's on sale at Kroger and I might buy you a pound or two.

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#115737 Oct 28, 2013
Quantummist wrote:
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You left out "Or Else!!" That's 1-800=F(1)UCK-YO
Whatever, YaA.

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Since: Jan 12

USA

#115738 Oct 28, 2013
non believer wrote:
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You choose to be a slave. Why cannot one choose to be secular and atheist. Are you trying to take away our freewill?
James:1
I, James, am a slave of God and the Master Jesus.
Hi friend,
Did you move?

They can take our street corners for churches but they can never take our freewill.

Freeeeeewill.

“There is no god.”

Since: Jan 12

USA

#115740 Oct 28, 2013
Khatru wrote:
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You've already explained how you believe the universe must have been created by something.
However, that reckoning of yours doesn't limit the creator to just one cosmic mega-being.
For all you know there could have been 50 deities working together to make the universe.
But.....there can be only one.
curious

Ocoee, FL

#115741 Oct 28, 2013
non believer wrote:
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You choose to be a slave. Why cannot one choose to be secular and atheist. Are you trying to take away our freewill?
James:1
I, James, am a slave of God and the Master Jesus.
GWB , What does that have to with the topic that is being discussed?
But anyhow, since you brought it up.

One has the freedom to choose which master you will serve.
A small minority chooses Atheism as it's master.
Unfortunately , that proves to be an unfortunate choice ,as evidenced by the problems encountered by those who so chose.
Atheists are more prone to physical and mental ailments ,alcohol and drug addiction among others.
Recently a couple of Brits founded a church for Atheists.
By their own admission , they found that those who attend church on a regular basis are less likely to suffer from those afflictions and tend to lead happier lives.
Therefore , they founded their church by establishing many of the practices used by Christianity.
Worship will be on Sundays.
They will be a nonbelieving congregation but will intentionally deemphasize the religion of Atheism.

Seems to me, that when you start emulating that which is practiced by others,it is because you have a strong desire to be like them.
Strange turn of events within the Atheist Community , wouldn't you agree?
I would assume that,given time , a bible studies program will be instituted.
God works in mysterious ways...

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Since: Dec 10

of the puppet master

#115742 Oct 28, 2013
curious wrote:
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That is your misguided interpretation , not mine.
My beliefs can get me jailed or killed in some societies.
As has been the case with many Christian believers.
You try to explain the events of the Golden Calf by natural means when they can only be understood by suoernatural means.
Something that I willl not attempt to explain to you again ,as it would be fruitless.
You need to start attending the Church founded by Atheists in the city of London.
The founders claim that they borrowed much fron Christian tradition ,as they claim that attending church is very beneficial.
Though they claim not to believe in God , they will downplay their belief in Atheism.
Outwardly denying God , their subconscious is leading them in the right direction , as the benefits gained from attending church are not derived from attending church , but in one's belief in God.
Some will soon find that out and will begin seeking the true reason for these benefits.
Our God lives , our God has stated that it is his desire that none be lost and when asked by the apostles , who can then be saved, He responded , What is impossible to man,is possible to God.
Who can know his plans? He will provide a way.
Seek and ye shall find?
Thosed who seek ,guided by their subconscious,will find?
Oddly enough , The Atheist church has designate Sunday as their day of worship , To which an Atheist exclaimed, Oh my God ,can you believe it!!!
Yes, the stories like this really teach no lessons for society other than the religion you follow is born of murder.
You can play it off on the supernatural, but it is not really an excuse, as no supernatural being killed or ordered the killing I speak of, Moses ordered the killing and the followers blindly did his bidding. They had absolute faith the god was giving the thumbs up for the killing, but of course no one could ever show evidence for that supernatural thumb.
My points stand, teaching killing is ok if god blesses it is not what should be in public schools.

“There is no god.”

Since: Jan 12

USA

#115743 Oct 28, 2013
Apostle Amber wrote:
I have heard through the Holy Spirit my new name of Amber over 9 years ago, I heard God calling me begotten of him and Christ calling me an Apostle more than 3 years ago and I have struggled to get the word out any way I can in this world full of mans selfish pride and unbelief.
You heard voices? How do you recognize exactly who it is that whispers in your ear? Is there a warm fuzzy feeling or a burning itch? How do you determine what is hubris and what is revelation?

Look, lets not beat around the burning bush, god told me that you're delusional.
curious

Ocoee, FL

#115744 Oct 28, 2013
LOL in a suit wrote:
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But.....there can be only one.
Thank you for correcting Khatru . You are right ,There is only one God.

That Khatru believes there may be as many as Fifty is ,at least , a step in the right direction,as opposed to his previous belief that Nothing created Somethinf from nothing and, because of the law of Gravity , this Nothing , spontaneously created the Universe and life as we know it.
At least , that is the dumb(*) theory spouted by Stephen Hawkins , world renowned Scientist.
Oddly enough , many famous Atheists , Nietzch and Freud come to mind , where ultimately declared to be insane.
Not saying Dawkins is insane ,but, that is an insane theory.

“There is no god.”

Since: Jan 12

USA

#115745 Oct 28, 2013
ChromiuMan wrote:
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Whatever, YaA.


Hmmmm, "yes the liar" did post that.

“There is no god.”

Since: Jan 12

USA

#115746 Oct 28, 2013
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, the stories like this really teach no lessons for society other than the religion you follow is born of murder.
You can play it off on the supernatural, but it is not really an excuse, as no supernatural being killed or ordered the killing I speak of, Moses ordered the killing and the followers blindly did his bidding. They had absolute faith the god was giving the thumbs up for the killing, but of course no one could ever show evidence for that supernatural thumb.
My points stand, teaching killing is ok if god blesses it is not what should be in public schools.
Agreed, no holy book fairy tales should be taught in public schools.

Since: Feb 12

Roseville, CA

#115747 Oct 28, 2013
LOL in a suit wrote:
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Hi friend,
Did you move?
They can take our street corners for churches but they can never take our freewill.
Freeeeeewill.
Hi friend still here.... flying my spaceship... had a few repairs to make.

“There is no god.”

Since: Jan 12

USA

#115748 Oct 28, 2013
Ha, "bi-curious" thinks I care how the universe came to be and how life started on earth, Roflmao.

Like all religies "bi-curious" thinks an invisible sky critter waved a finger and poof there it is something from nothing, lol, how silly they are.

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