AR lawmakers OK bill on Bible as elec...

AR lawmakers OK bill on Bible as elective course:

There are 12 comments on the www.arkansasonline.com story from Mar 16, 2011, titled AR lawmakers OK bill on Bible as elective course:. In it, www.arkansasonline.com reports that:

Arkansas lawmakers have advanced a bill to lay out guidelines for public schools that want to offer elective courses on the Bible.

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“The GOP Is Organized Hypocrisy”

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#1 Mar 16, 2011
I was hoping for Harry Potter, but whatever. Our scores may be low, but we can tell one hell of a story. China will soon follow, I'm sure of it.

My tax dollars are being used for this, so no need in discussing the constitutional aspect.
I-ZHEET M-DRURZ
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Paragould, AR

#2 Mar 16, 2011
Magna Cum Laude wrote:
I was hoping for Harry Potter, but whatever. Our scores may be low, but we can tell one hell of a story. China will soon follow, I'm sure of it.
My tax dollars are being used for this, so no need in discussing the constitutional aspect.
Are you serious? Wow! I missed that one. I love Arkansas, born and raised here. But sometimes you just have to scratch your head in disbelief. Religion has no place in our education system. Elective, mandatory, voluntary, or otherwise.
Sam

Pearcy, AR

#3 Mar 16, 2011
I-ZHEET M-DRURZ wrote:
<quoted text>Are you serious? Wow! I missed that one. I love Arkansas, born and raised here. But sometimes you just have to scratch your head in disbelief. Religion has no place in our education system. Elective, mandatory, voluntary, or otherwise.
Why Not??? Exxplain Please!!!!
I-ZHEET M-DRURZ
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Paragould, AR

#4 Mar 16, 2011
Sam wrote:
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Why Not??? Exxplain Please!!!!
Schools which teach religious views as fact merely assist in the process of creating a social divide because the religions themselves, exclude the possibility of the others being correct, or deserving equal status.

Even if the classes were voluntary, it would mean using taxpayers' dollars to fund a contribution to an unstable society with views that no one agrees with (because a bunch of mutually exclusive religions are taught, it means that everyone winds up funding a religion that they disagree with, or more than one).

Schools should present fact, not propaganda, or ideology painted as fact.
guest

Little Rock, AR

#5 Mar 17, 2011
Funny that you liberal extremists are always clamoring about tolerance when it comes to immoral and deviant behavior, yet when it comes to anything religious you are as intolerant as they come.

I call that utter hypocrisy.

“The GOP Is Organized Hypocrisy”

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#6 Mar 17, 2011
I-ZHEET M-DRURZ wrote:
<quoted text>Are you serious? Wow! I missed that one. I love Arkansas, born and raised here. But sometimes you just have to scratch your head in disbelief. Religion has no place in our education system. Elective, mandatory, voluntary, or otherwise.
Hi there! Only one question remains: When will prayer be taken into account? I mean, praying for an A in Bible should work, right?:)

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#7 Mar 17, 2011
guest wrote:
Funny that you liberal extremists are always clamoring about tolerance when it comes to immoral and deviant behavior, yet when it comes to anything religious you are as intolerant as they come.
I call that utter hypocrisy.
I call it the constitution.
Mad Max

Trumann, AR

#8 Mar 17, 2011
The absence of the Bible in our schools is what's wrong with children today.
misspentyouth

United States

#9 Mar 17, 2011
I-ZHEET M-DRURZ wrote:
<quoted text>Are you serious? Wow! I missed that one. I love Arkansas, born and raised here. But sometimes you just have to scratch your head in disbelief. Religion has no place in our education system. Elective, mandatory, voluntary, or otherwise.
Yep. The same lawmaker who wanted everyone to be able to strap on a gun and wear it without any kind of permit, proposed this one. The gun thing died, somewhere. Not enough have the balls to vote against the Bible bill. As you say, it has no place in our public educational system, plus, how many teachers do you know qualified to teach it from a historical, analytical viewpoint?? Instead of trying to convert everyone. You really should follow the Arkansas legislature. It's a headshaker, not to mention sad. The carry your gun in your car to work bill is still alive, and there's the bill to make it illegal to put mind-alterning substances in municipal water systems, and the put up fetus pictures bill, etc. A good friend, a lawmaker not from Greene County, told me it's pretty darn unbelieveable in the legislature. "You just don't know," he said.
misspentyouth

United States

#10 Mar 17, 2011
I-ZHEET M-DRURZ wrote:
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Schools which teach religious views as fact merely assist in the process of creating a social divide because the religions themselves, exclude the possibility of the others being correct, or deserving equal status.
Even if the classes were voluntary, it would mean using taxpayers' dollars to fund a contribution to an unstable society with views that no one agrees with (because a bunch of mutually exclusive religions are taught, it means that everyone winds up funding a religion that they disagree with, or more than one).
Schools should present fact, not propaganda, or ideology painted as fact.
And, I forgot this one. The droopy pants bill ... to make droopy pants in Arkansas schools a crime. That was Rep. Tracy Steele. Luckily, it died in some committee. Hey, the Bible teachers can make kids pull up their pants. Now, that's an idea.
yup

Little Rock, AR

#11 Mar 18, 2011
Mad Max wrote:
The absence of the Bible in our schools is what's wrong with children today.
the ho that started this and the hos backing her up are good examples of how right you are
guest

Magnolia, AR

#12 Mar 19, 2011
misspentyouth wrote:
The same lawmaker who wanted everyone to be able to strap on a gun and wear it without any kind of permit, proposed this one. The gun thing died, somewhere.
The "gun thing" did NOT die. It's called the 2nd Amendment. The people have the inalienable right to keep and bear arms, and don't need permission from the government in order to do so.

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