Bible study rules for public schools proposed

There are 20 comments on the Feb 10, 2010, The Courier-Journal story 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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#96721 Mar 21, 2013
Blahblahblah wrote:
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That's why I think people should realize it is a book written by mostly men inspired to do so, and read it logically as such. I think it does have redemptive "teaching" qualities to learn from in living decently, peaceably and harmoniously (even if by speaking of the trials, tribulations and pitfalls humanity has endured at the hands of it's OWN creations) wich for those who chose to read that from it. It's quite obvious then, that history shows that the human race is anything but perfect-FAR far from it, no matter how much some would like to think otherwise. It certainly has it's share of characters within, of those who anyone would NOT ever wish to have to exist around as well!
I still do not see any reason to froth at the mouth in hatred over it though.
It's a BOOK, not a fanged serpent dripping some sort of poisonous venom.
It's just a book? It's an item that has inspired more bloodshed than any other single item in human history.

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Since: Jul 12

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#96722 Mar 21, 2013
Blahblahblah wrote:
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I like my description better with out all those cuss words and that negativity crappola.
Suggestion, You might learn something a little more worthwhile by picking up a dictionary.
And maybe just stick to trying to comprehend some of the few commandements first.
They're pretty implicit about physically hurting others intentionally...as in thou shalt NOT.
If you choose not believe in a creator, if you choose not to see beauty and choose to dwell on ugliness, that's your choice. But you do not have the right to ruin such for others, and really there's no need to be so offensive to others that mean no harm.
Would you care to provide citation for those specific "thou shalt not hurt others" commandments?

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Since: Jul 12

Earth

#96723 Mar 21, 2013
Satanic Priest wrote:
<quoted text>Do unto others as they have done unto you.
And I may have misunderstood some of your post. Not sure if you are stating that the bible should be forced on children or not.
I mainly believe that if we mind our own business instead of others business than we would get along much better
The Golden Rule is paradoxical. When you have religies who actually enjoy having their brains beaten to oatmeal with Bibles, magazines and publications authorized by their High Shamans, they believe that everyone's should be.

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Since: Jul 12

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#96724 Mar 21, 2013
Known Fact wrote:
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I don't think I was talking to you. From the looks of your post picture you look too ----to understand TRUTH if you were zaped on the head with it!
So what do you have to look like to be a prospect for your cult? Mr. & Mrs. Ward Cleaver? Zapped in the head with truth? Mac McMurphey got that in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
Blahblahblah

London, KY

#96725 Mar 21, 2013
Skeptical Spectacles wrote:
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It's just a book? It's an item that has inspired more bloodshed than any other single item in human history.
Bullchit.

What's Palestine's REAL problem?

Stop LYING and distorting and tell the truth.

Palestine's problem is GREED along with the INability to even garner enough common sense collectively, to govern themselves democratically.

You just go sit in the corner, yer making me mad with your BS distortions of the TRUTH in reality.
Blahblahblah

London, KY

#96726 Mar 21, 2013
ChromiuMan wrote:
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Would you care to provide citation for those specific "thou shalt not hurt others" commandments?
Eh..non, je suis le tired, mon petite lil chien.
Blahblahblah

London, KY

#96727 Mar 21, 2013
ChromiuMan wrote:
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The Golden Rule is paradoxical. When you have religies who actually enjoy having their brains beaten to oatmeal with Bibles, magazines and publications authorized by their High Shamans, they believe that everyone's should be.
ewe

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Since: Jul 12

Earth

#96728 Mar 21, 2013
Blahblahblah wrote:
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Eh..non, je suis le tired, mon petite lil chien.
“Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in." - Mark Twain.

“In God we trust”

Since: Dec 12

Cape Town, South Africa

#96729 Mar 21, 2013
The Bible is the best book in the world
Dont Panic

Somerset, KY

#96730 Mar 21, 2013
Let them pass this, and watch the federal class action law suits roll in. The ACLU, and other secular organizations would have a feild day over this proposal.

“There is no god.”

Since: Jan 12

USA

#96731 Mar 21, 2013
Lmao, the religies are such hypocrites. The holyhatebible should be no where near children.

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#96732 Mar 21, 2013
Blahblahblah wrote:
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Bullchit.
What's Palestine's REAL problem?
Stop LYING and distorting and tell the truth.
Palestine's problem is GREED along with the INability to even garner enough common sense collectively, to govern themselves democratically.
You just go sit in the corner, yer making me mad with your BS distortions of the TRUTH in reality.
I can see it's a sensitive issue for you. You might want to think about why it upsets you so much, you know... for your health.

But I digress. I'm not talking "just" about current events, although I don't think it's a stretch to say we wouldn't have invaded Afghanistan or even Iraq if 911 hadn't happened (and 911 happened because?).

From the Crusades to the Inquisition to the Holocaust to Bosnia the "good" book has been used to justify countless atrocities.

To be fair, I lump all of the magic books of the Abrahamic religions together into one pile of blood-lusting, bigoted, superstitious crap and refer to it as the "bible". It's easier for me and I see no rational reason to differentiate between them.

“In God we trust”

Since: Dec 12

Cape Town, South Africa

#96733 Mar 21, 2013
LOL in a suit wrote:
Lmao, the religies are such hypocrites. The holyhatebible should be no where near children.
I believe no matter what religion that a child should hear the Bible out loud.

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#96734 Mar 21, 2013
Carchar king wrote:
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I believe no matter what religion that a child should hear the Bible out loud.
Even if my children are Hindus?

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Since: Jan 10

Manchester, KY

#96735 Mar 21, 2013
Carchar king wrote:
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I believe no matter what religion that a child should hear the Bible out loud.
Which One? There's a bunch.... http://www.allbibles.com/bibleversions.asp

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#96736 Mar 21, 2013
Blahblahblah wrote:
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That's why there's childrens books of more parable like teachings, based upon some of what is found in the Bible. Who in their right mind would want stories of darkness, hatred and warring forced upon any child?
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Plus, they're more receptive to the children's book versions...right?
If you didn't sugar coat the crap they wouldn't swallow it would they? Save the horror stories for later, after they're indoctrinated.

So, after reading your whole rant, I'm kind of confused. Are you for bible study in public school or against?

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#96737 Mar 21, 2013
Carchar king wrote:
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I believe no matter what religion that a child should hear the Bible out loud.
I believe no matter what religion that it is healthy for people to laugh out loud.

“In God we trust”

Since: Dec 12

Cape Town, South Africa

#96739 Mar 21, 2013
Skeptical Spectacles wrote:
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Even if my children are Hindus?
I believe so. We should spread the word of God.

“In God we trust”

Since: Dec 12

Cape Town, South Africa

#96740 Mar 21, 2013
ChromiuMan wrote:
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I believe no matter what religion that it is healthy for people to laugh out loud.
And your point is?
Known Fact

Cocoa Beach, FL

#96741 Mar 21, 2013
Yiago wrote:
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How do you decide that JW has the truth? If you are making that decision then you are assuming you know the mind of God on some level. Don't you leave any room for doubt?
Do you at least concede that your faith might not be the right one? If not, on what grounds do you have this ultimate Godlike knowledge? And for that matter why are Muslims wrong if they also believe they have the truth? Or Jews or Catholics or Mormons, etc.
There are several reasons that convences us that we do indeed have the truth! One is we base everything we teach on God's word the Bible. John 8:31,32 17:3 17:17 and 1John 5:19

ARE YOU A GENUINE CHRISTIAN?
It is vital for each person who claims to be a Christian to answer this question positively. Why? Because God’s approval depends thereon. Christianity is not merely a belief or a label, but a way of life. Does your way of life reflect Christ’s example? Does your religious practice match the Biblical quality of the early Christians?
The apostle Paul invites us:“Put yourselves to the proof, to see whether you are holding the Faith. Test yourselves.”(2 Corinthians 13:5, The Twentieth Century New Testament) To this end, we invite you to check the following short list, while looking up the cited scriptures in your own Bible.
1. Do you participate in national or political loyalties that cause divisions among professed Christians?—1 Corinthians 1:10; John 18:36; James 1:27.
2. How do you define Christian love?—1 Corinthians 13:4-8.
3. Do you, in practice, endeavor to show true neighbor love? How?—Matthew 22:39; John 13:34, 35.
4. Are you kind, tenderly compassionate and forgiving toward others?—Ephesians 4:31; Romans 12:10.
5. In your daily life, do you avoid lying, stealing, cheating and the use of obscene and abusive language?—Ephesians 5:3-5; 4:25-31.
6. Are you inclined to think that sexual morality is of minor importance?—Mark 7:20-23.
7. Do you tend to excesses in eating and drinking?—Proverbs 23:20, 21; Ephesians 5:18.
8. Do you try to communicate true Christian faith to others by word and deed?—Romans 10:9, 10; 1 Corinthians 9:16.
At what conclusion do you arrive? Do true Christians really exist today? Do you know of any who earnestly try to live like Christ and at the same time make a real effort to communicate their Christian belief and way of life to their neighbors? Does your own religion in fact teach and practice genuine Christianity? Or is this just an attractive label or impressive signature?
If you do not already know them personally, we suggest you take a closer look at Jehovah’s Witnesses in your vicinity and see if they are conscientiously endeavoring to measure up to the Bible standards considered above. If you do not know where they are located, we will be glad to help you to get in touch with them.—Isaiah 43:10-12; Acts 11:26.
www.jw.org

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