Bible study rules for public schools ...

Bible study rules for public schools proposed

There are 147260 comments on the The Courier-Journal story from Feb 10, 2010, 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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trusted

Morgantown, KY

#79753 Jun 4, 2012
aWitchintheWoods wrote:
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Calling Life "awful" says a great deal about you.
Sorry you are miserable.
But that is generally what religion is about... making you accept being miserable in hopes of a better "afterlife" instead of working to make THIS life joyful.
May I ask what makes your life so joyful? Maybe I do have miserable moments in my life, but I try to make it a better one for those I love ,not for me.
juggalo

United States

#79754 Jun 4, 2012
aWitchintheWoods wrote:
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"She was *gone* before the crash" because she was such a good Christian that Yahweh plucked her out of the plane? Oh sure....
This is yaa you are talking to, remember?
He makes it up (or hears it from his pastor or reads it on those looney Christian websites) and then believes it really happened...lol! because, of course, NO CHRISTIAN WOULD LIE.
It's funny how cults make outrageous claims ...and base so many of their beliefs on urban legends
juggalo

United States

#79755 Jun 4, 2012
trusted wrote:
<quoted text>What I meant is that I dont have to question the reason , but some do. I dont have to know the reason , I just chose to have faith in it.
It's great that you can be so content ...some of us on the other hand like to search for answers instead of just blindly accepting what we are being told by people who are un trustworthy in the first place

“There's more than one religion”

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#79756 Jun 4, 2012
trusted wrote:
<quoted text>May I ask what makes your life so joyful? Maybe I do have miserable moments in my life, but I try to make it a better one for those I love ,not for me.
What makes life joyful?

Filling it with friends.
Being a friend.
Appreciating the time you have.
Living in the moment.
Loving freely and being loved in return.
Making memories with people you care about.
Helping out as best you can.

Life is remembered in moments and this life CAN be joyful. But with all things, there are good and bad times. But what helps turn around those bad time are friends.

If people are sold on the thought that life is a cosmic test or chore to be endured in order to get a happy afterlife, then they will miss out on all the good around them. They will only see the misery as something to be endured in order to earn a halo.

Ultimately, if people want to see evil, they will see evil - even if it doesn't exist.

“Speaker of Mountain Wisdom....”

Since: Jan 10

Manchester, KY

#79757 Jun 4, 2012
aWitchintheWoods wrote:
<quoted text>
"She was *gone* before the crash" because she was such a good Christian that Yahweh plucked her out of the plane? Oh sure....
This is yaa you are talking to, remember?
He makes it up (or hears it from his pastor or reads it on those looney Christian websites) and then believes it really happened...lol! because, of course, NO CHRISTIAN WOULD LIE.
There have been several crashed with but one surviver...

http://listverse.com/2008/06/18/top-10-sole-s...
juggalo

United States

#79758 Jun 4, 2012
Apple At Cha wrote:
<quoted text>
What makes life joyful?
Filling it with friends.
Being a friend.
Appreciating the time you have.
Living in the moment.
Loving freely and being loved in return.
Making memories with people you care about.
Helping out as best you can.
Life is remembered in moments and this life CAN be joyful. But with all things, there are good and bad times. But what helps turn around those bad time are friends.
If people are sold on the thought that life is a cosmic test or chore to be endured in order to get a happy afterlife, then they will miss out on all the good around them. They will only see the misery as something to be endured in order to earn a halo.
Ultimately, if people want to see evil, they will see evil - even if it doesn't exist.
Great post !!!!
juggalo

United States

#79759 Jun 4, 2012
Quantummist wrote:
<quoted text>
There have been several crashed with but one surviver...
http://listverse.com/2008/06/18/top-10-sole-s...
Cool thanks for the list !!! When I have more time I'm gonna read it all

“Speaker of Mountain Wisdom....”

Since: Jan 10

Manchester, KY

#79760 Jun 4, 2012
juggalo wrote:
<quoted text>
Cool thanks for the list !!! When I have more time I'm gonna read it all
Your welcome.. But had to do more with seat selection than divine intervention ...
Chris RR

Franklin, OH

#79761 Jun 4, 2012
The only way I would be okay with the bible being taught in school is if they also taught the Koran, teachings of Buddha, Humanism, Hindu beliefs, etc. etc.. All on an equal level of possibility and respect and allowing the children to make up their own minds. The possibility of such an unbiased and fair approach to teaching about religion, morals and how humans interpret their feelings of justice, love, suffering, fear to the world doesn't seem remotely possible. Especially in Kentucky...

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

#79762 Jun 4, 2012
Anyone who thinks that Christianity should be taught in schools as a national religion is a wingnut, period. This nation lacks a national religion for a reason. It's a refuge to those who don't have religious freedom at home. People colonized this nation for the sake of religious freedom; who would want to disrespect that?

“There is no god.”

Since: Jan 12

USA

#79763 Jun 4, 2012
Quantummist wrote:
<quoted text>
Your welcome.. But had to do more with seat selection than divine intervention ...
Only the copilot survived the one in lexington.

“Speaker of Mountain Wisdom....”

Since: Jan 10

Manchester, KY

#79764 Jun 4, 2012
LOL in a suit wrote:
<quoted text>Only the copilot survived the one in lexington.
As I said... It's all about seat selection...

“I'll think about it.”

Since: Nov 07

central Florida

#79765 Jun 4, 2012
trusted wrote:
<quoted text> May I ask what makes your life so joyful?
Apple responded beautifully to that question.

But if you want to know what makes ME personally glad to be alive, I would say simply Being Aware.
This fragile existance of ours is incredibly short. So much to learn, experience and do!
What a wonder to be a part of something so grand and complex as the Universe, even for a moment.

Some would say it's not a perfect world but that is neither here nor there.
It is what it is. So appreciate the chance to participate.

If you don't like your life, change it....or if that is not possible, change the way you feel about it. Find the joy in it; it's there somewhere.
trusted wrote:
<quoted text> Maybe I do have miserable moments in my life, but I try to make it a better one for those I love ,not for me.
Why not for you? Do you LIKE being a martyr?
You deserve happiness as much as anyone else, I don't care what your religion tells you.

This is the best suggestion for living a fulfilling life that I have ever see. It's called the Desiderata.

“Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly, and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story.
Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love – for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment is it perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you from misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labours and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.”
&#8213; Max Ehrmann, Desiderata: A Poem for a Way of Life

“There is no god.”

Since: Jan 12

USA

#79766 Jun 4, 2012
trusted wrote:
<quoted text>What I meant is that I dont have to question the reason , but some do. I dont have to know the reason , I just chose to have faith in it.
Ok.

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#79767 Jun 4, 2012
The bible should be taught in school. If a private company wanted it to be that way and sold people an educational package to parents that wanted that for their children.

And on the same street is someone wanted to go to a Buddhist private school they should have the same rights to choose that for their children.

The idea that bothers me is that the government should be providing education for our children. The education would be better if it was run by individual companies that had to compete for students. Stop taxing people on things that the federal government not only has no real right in dictating but does a poor job implementing publicly.

Until the system is changed people should stick to homeschooling. Which parents are federally penalized for by paying extra fees currently and still required to provide taxes for the public school system. Why should someone pay more to be responsible and put less burden on the public system is beyond my comprehension.
trusted

Morgantown, KY

#79768 Jun 4, 2012
aWitchintheWoods wrote:
<quoted text>
Apple responded beautifully to that question.
But if you want to know what makes ME personally glad to be alive, I would say simply Being Aware.
This fragile existance of ours is incredibly short. So much to learn, experience and do!
What a wonder to be a part of something so grand and complex as the Universe, even for a moment.
Some would say it's not a perfect world but that is neither here nor there.
It is what it is. So appreciate the chance to participate.
If you don't like your life, change it....or if that is not possible, change the way you feel about it. Find the joy in it; it's there somewhere.
<quoted text>
Why not for you? Do you LIKE being a martyr?
You deserve happiness as much as anyone else, I don't care what your religion tells you.
This is the best suggestion for living a fulfilling life that I have ever see. It's called the Desiderata.
“Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly, and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story.
Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love – for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment is it perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you from misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labours and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.”
&#8213; Max Ehrmann, Desiderata: A Poem for a Way of Life
Okay that is what I was hoping for as a answer, See we are all more alike than you think. Although , I may think the same way about all of this , I chose to think God for it.
RsKy

Jamestown, KY

#79769 Jun 4, 2012
EssentialSalts wrote:
<quoted text>
There is no God and the Bible is wrong.
How does Israel and the Jews prove the entire bible?
Bible Prophecy.

“There is no god.”

Since: Jan 12

USA

#79770 Jun 4, 2012
DjinnSin wrote:
The bible should be taught in school. If a private company wanted it to be that way and sold people an educational package to parents that wanted that for their children.
And on the same street is someone wanted to go to a Buddhist private school they should have the same rights to choose that for their children.
The idea that bothers me is that the government should be providing education for our children. The education would be better if it was run by individual companies that had to compete for students. Stop taxing people on things that the federal government not only has no real right in dictating but does a poor job implementing publicly.
Until the system is changed people should stick to homeschooling. Which parents are federally penalized for by paying extra fees currently and still required to provide taxes for the public school system. Why should someone pay more to be responsible and put less burden on the public system is beyond my comprehension.
Any educational guidelines for the private companies or is it an all out bible thumping, praise the lord and pass the plate, kind of education.

“There is no god.”

Since: Jan 12

USA

#79771 Jun 4, 2012
RsKy wrote:
<quoted text>
Bible Prophecy.
What prophecy?

“There is no god.”

Since: Jan 12

USA

#79772 Jun 4, 2012
juggalo wrote:
<quoted text>
It's great that you can be so content ...some of us on the other hand like to search for answers instead of just blindly accepting what we are being told by people who are un trustworthy in the first place
Yep. Didn't you make an account? No big deal just thought you did.

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