Concern raised over Bible class enrol...

Concern raised over Bible class enrollment

There are 434 comments on the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin story from Sep 20, 2010, titled Concern raised over Bible class enrollment. In it, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin reports that:

A class studying the Bible as literature in three Chino Valley district schools has drawn criticism from parents who questioned the necessity of the class.

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Calta fan Club

Los Angeles, CA

#432 Oct 1, 2010
I want everybody to see this video. You must not have been watching the same video I am watching. It was moving and riveting. This man is an orator unlike anyone else I have seen and i am glad he posted this for all to see. The reason it is posted here is to get everybody back on task. Listening to this speech can distract us from the negativity going on and back to a decent conversation!
P Olsen

Claremont, CA

#433 Oct 1, 2010
Calta fan Club wrote:
I want everybody to see this video. You must not have been watching the same video I am watching. It was moving and riveting. This man is an orator unlike anyone else I have seen and i am glad he posted this for all to see. The reason it is posted here is to get everybody back on task. Listening to this speech can distract us from the negativity going on and back to a decent conversation!
The substance must come sometime after the two minutes and fifty seconds of useless cliche's that were recorded. Chino Hills is in big trouble if they find this mental midget inspirational. Personally I would be embarrassed if he was proudly proclaiming to be a product of my school district.
Thinker

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#434 Oct 2, 2010
Calta fan Club wrote:
I want everybody to see this video. You must not have been watching the same video I am watching. It was moving and riveting. This man is an orator unlike anyone else I have seen and i am glad he posted this for all to see. The reason it is posted here is to get everybody back on task. Listening to this speech can distract us from the negativity going on and back to a decent conversation!
What? Your bar is set WAY low. This very typical 2 yr old speech is really nothing special.
hermit

San Diego, CA

#435 Oct 12, 2010
The USA was founded on human rights principles most of which predated the Bible. Check your history book again or get an updated one. The Bible as literature should not be preoccupied by dogma but should compare it with other literature eg. Shakespeare, Chaucer, Mark Twain.
hermit

San Diego, CA

#436 Oct 21, 2010
The BIBLE is GOOD wrote:
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That's why this world is the way it is. We need more bible. The bible guides us, it teaches us how to discipline our children, since they're our future, without the bible kids grow up without the fear of god. It teaches us how to treat our spouses, parents, children, neighbors, how to love. I'm all for it. How I wish they made it a requirement. I will pray that they don't take this from the kids that want to learn. Everyone doesn't come from a home that reads the bible, and this just might be the only time they have to read the bible. JUST REMEMBER THAT THE LORD IS WATCHING OVER ALL OF US, ASK THE LORD TO FORGIVE YOU FOR WHAT YOU'VE SAID. WITH THE LORD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE. LOVE YA!!! and i'll pray for you and everyone else who is against this.
The Bible teaches that stealing, slavery, ethnic cleansing, murder, killing of defenseless women and children of all ages, sexism, racism, incest and lying among other acts, which are considered crimes by godless secularists, are condoned by God in the first three books. What if the teacher began spending a lot of time discussing this literature?
hermit

San Diego, CA

#437 Oct 21, 2010
Thinker wrote:
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#286.
No, I'm not worried. About what?
I thought this was a literature class not a Bible(dogma) class?
hermit

San Diego, CA

#438 Nov 15, 2010
The BIBLE is GOOD wrote:
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That's why this world is the way it is. We need more bible. The bible guides us, it teaches us how to discipline our children, since they're our future, without the bible kids grow up without the fear of god. It teaches us how to treat our spouses, parents, children, neighbors, how to love. I'm all for it. How I wish they made it a requirement. I will pray that they don't take this from the kids that want to learn. Everyone doesn't come from a home that reads the bible, and this just might be the only time they have to read the bible. JUST REMEMBER THAT THE LORD IS WATCHING OVER ALL OF US, ASK THE LORD TO FORGIVE YOU FOR WHAT YOU'VE SAID. WITH THE LORD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE. LOVE YA!!! and i'll pray for you and everyone else who is against this.
The Bible condones slavery, polygamy,lying,murder,incest,s exism,ethnic cleansing,racism,adultery,crue lty to animals, jealousy, you just have to know where to look. Also, where is the evidence that reading the Bible makes one act better than one who doesn't read it?
hermit

San Diego, CA

#439 Nov 15, 2010
califmom wrote:
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
A drop in the bucket
A fly in the ointment
A house divided against itself cannot stand
A labour of love
A man after his own heart
A multitude of sins
A thorn in the flesh
A wolf in sheep's clothing
All things must pass
These are all familiar sayings in our language. They are all from the Bible. There are hundreds more, of course. Anyone studying Western literature and language should have an understanding of the Bible and its poetry, songs, and stories and sociological impact to know what the references are in other literature. Without a familiarity they will be undereducated.
There does not have to be any belief system discussed in the course. I took this same class at Citrus College as it has been taught there for 30 years by Dr. Dale Salwak. There is no discussion of beliefs. It is Bible as Literature, not Bible as Interpretation or Bible As You Believe It. Get a grip, people.
Where in the Bible does it say "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush"? Sounds like Cervantes, Don Quixote.
hermit

San Diego, CA

#440 Nov 15, 2010
Nora wrote:
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Spoken like a true uneducated know-it-all. If you were truly knowledgeable about the needs of both groups (ELL and Special Ed), then you would see how ridiculous and oversimplified your response is. People of your low intellectual capability simply don't get it.
So based on your logic, we don't need to offer French, German, Spanish or any other foreign language because we only need to give them dictionaries and let them learn. Who would have guessed it was THAT easy to learn a second language! Are there actually people like you who are that ignorant?
You have a small mind to go with that small heart.
I find it interesting, and unsettling, that there are more students studying English in China than in the USA.
hermit

San Diego, CA

#441 Nov 15, 2010
David Martinez wrote:
If public college campuses and some high schools as well can here in California can offer "Chicano Studies", then why should we not have Bible study courses?
Have you never heard of the principle of the separation of church and state and how it protects religious liberty?
hermit

San Diego, CA

#442 Nov 18, 2010
jen wrote:
I am so sick of the atheists telling us what we can and cannot read. If you don't want your child to know about God or the Bible tell them not to enroll.
Who is telling you what to read? The religious conservatives are usually complaining about what is being read in schools not the atheists. If you want your kids to learn about your religion teach them yourself or send them off to be indoctrinated by the institution of your choice. Why should citizens, of many opinions and beliefs, be required to support your particular biases when in many cases they don't accept them as being valid?
hermit

San Diego, CA

#443 Nov 18, 2010
ChinoCitizen wrote:
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The AP classes are for NERDS and GEEKS. I see a lot of ACNE and wierdos in AP classes. Most of the kids in AP classes have no social skill and dress funny. Remember that old saying "you are ugly and your mother dresses you funny." AP sutdents are the poster kids for that saying. These classes are a waste of taxpayer money.
Researchers who have studied academically advanced students have found that smart kids are more likely to be well adjusted than others. You also seem highly prejudiced against nerds and geeks, what do you think the school should do for these kids? Make them into football or basketball players? Expel them?
Kim

Kapolei, HI

#444 Nov 18, 2010
The district is now in hot water again for Brown Act violations,has the FEDs checking out the closing of three schools,several sexual predator teachers,battles with a contractor over the Preserve School, Bobby Grizzle bills etc. and they continue to waste time and money on a Bible Class issue.It boggles the mind.
un-godly

Lancaster, CA

#445 Mar 29, 2012
all them dirty jezzers shouting them selfs proud , indeed.

take your lies and preach them at home alone in a dark closet..
there is no room for public jezzering and low achievers in todays new world

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