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Enzyte Bob

Reynoldsburg, OH

#384 Sep 20, 2013
Repeat:

Once imperial power was discredited by the superior life and ethic of the Christian community, the church would build upon its newfound cultural credibility and eventually ascend to the heights of cultural power and influence. And, Western civilization would become the most successful civilization in history.
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#385 Sep 21, 2013
gokeefe wrote:
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You know, been sitting here, thinking about this.
Not a bad idea; but some issues:
Islam and Hinduism are not fringe religions. They are actually major Eastern faiths. Islam is I think the largest faith in terms of followers in the world.
Personally, I think good idea. Go ahead and try to teach kids about all the major faiths--but unfortunately the left would start to cry about the budgetary impact. Pretty aggressive agenda to cover Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam. Hmmmm....but yanno, the kids might get introduced to things like geography, history, government...stuff they're not learning now...
Ya done come up with a good idea there Bobby...
But when a school board in Middle Tennessee does it, or I approve of it, you can't support it.

BTW, I was raised Catholic.

woof
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#386 Sep 21, 2013
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/Pal...

http://nicl.usgs.gov/

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/icecore.html

Maybe instead of looking at a one, two, five, ten, twenty, or fifty year cycle, it might be wise to look back 400,000 years instead, and see what we find.

woof
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#387 Sep 21, 2013

“The One! The Only! RUKiddingme”

Since: Dec 08

Jersey, Baby!

#388 Sep 21, 2013
gokeefe wrote:
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Cheezus are you an idiot. You realize that at Mass, each Sunday, at least one reading is from the New Testament? This week I believe the readings are from Timothy and Luke. Here's the Liturgical calendar for the year:
http://www.usccb.org/about/divine-worship/lit...
There are at least two; one from the Gospels and one from the other books of the New Testament. What I'm saying is that Nate hasn't been paying attention to those readings.

You are very unbright.
Enzyte Bob

Reynoldsburg, OH

#389 Sep 21, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
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BTW, I was raised Catholic.
Well you sound like a Jew.

Since: Jan 12

Taylor, MI

#390 Sep 21, 2013
BizzyBee wrote:
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I have no problem learning about other religions. In fact, my brother has a PhD in world religions.
My problem is when they get in your face, and start demanding changes to suit their own beliefs. This is rapidly happening here in this country and around the world. Read some of the info from that site and you will find what's going on and what slowly is happening here. It's a reality we as a nation must address, but are ignoring all the subtle signs.
I am not saying all muslims are bad, of course not. It is the radicals who are imposing their beliefs onto others. They are gaining stride. They are already pushing for sharia in this country but in two states, the initiative was voted down..they are very persistant and will never back down.
Ask yourself why so- called Christians are not as persistent in teaching the belief in Jesus as the mooslim are in their Mohammadan belief? Is it that American Christians are more concerned with their" standard of living" money, suburban comforts, racial isolationism, and Conservative dogma than the preaching of the "Gospel" and spreading of the words of Christ?

Christianity is losing ground to Islam because fat, well fed, greedy, selfish, hedonistic, racist Americans are more concerned with creature comforts than spreading the word of God. And for that, the mooslims are penetrating urban areas, suburban school districts, and taking over entire cities like Dearborn Michigan.

So, shut up, stop whining, and prepare your children to roll out a strip of carpet, get on their knees facing east, and put their foreheads on the floor 5 times a day chanting, "Praise Allah, praise Allah" .

Since: Jan 12

Toledo, OH

#391 Sep 21, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
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I read an op-ed written by someone from England who said they do that in Europe and for the life of her couldn't understand why schools in America don't do the same thing. It's one of those articles I wish I had saved.
Its because America's educational system is "Exceptional" ...exceptionally stupid!

“Queen of my domain”

Since: May 10

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#392 Sep 21, 2013
RU_Kiddingme wrote:
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There are at least two; one from the Gospels and one from the other books of the New Testament. What I'm saying is that Nate hasn't been paying attention to those readings.
You are very unbright.
Um....the Gospels are part of the New Testament.

Since: Jan 12

Toledo, OH

#393 Sep 21, 2013
gokeefe wrote:
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Most universities do offer these courses. I had to take a couple of non-Western civ while at Wright State and then Biblical studies at Capital.
Problem is, Bobby, school funding and the whole process (difficult) of "approved coursework," a bureaucratic nightmare. I'm sure Reader could put forth a ten-year implementation plan though. And everyone then will be happy happy happy. The kiddies will be singing Kumbaya once they've learned about the sanitized versions Islam and Judaism. We can't even get kids to complete high school now or pass basic proficiency tests in reading and math. HOw's that gonna fly when Columbus Public schools are failing miserably?
I agree. American Christians, for the most part, don't even really understand the history of Christianity or how European Christian dogma differs greatly from middle eastern Christian practices and culture. American/European style Christianity is loaded with traditions and practices from old European countries.

“Queen of my domain”

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#394 Sep 21, 2013
WISE AMERICAN wrote:
<quoted text> Its because America's educational system is "Exceptional" ...exceptionally stupid!
I have to agree. More bureaucracy and administration than actual teaching and learning, in most cases.

“Queen of my domain”

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#395 Sep 21, 2013
WISE AMERICAN wrote:
<quoted text> I agree. American Christians, for the most part, don't even really understand the history of Christianity or how European Christian dogma differs greatly from middle eastern Christian practices and culture. American/European style Christianity is loaded with traditions and practices from old European countries.
Yup. Bobby ought to realize this with his background. Americans really do not understand the history of Christianity. It's very often all about the stadium-sized churches, passing the plate these days and spouting rote-learned Biblical passages.
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#396 Sep 21, 2013
gokeefe wrote:
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I have to agree. More bureaucracy and administration than actual teaching and learning, in most cases.
Living up to the guarantees of the Constitutions isn't cheap. The Criminal Justice system is another example.

woof
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#397 Sep 21, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
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Well you sound like a Jew.
Well you sound like you're a pretentious bigot who hates Jews.

woof
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#398 Sep 21, 2013
gokeefe wrote:
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Yup. Bobby ought to realize this with his background. Americans really do not understand the history of Christianity. It's very often all about the stadium-sized churches, passing the plate these days and spouting rote-learned Biblical passages.
That seems to be the focus in a lot of places. Yep.

woof
dunadd

Greensboro, NC

#399 Sep 21, 2013
One poster writes, Americans really do not understand the history of Christianity.
Americans really do not understand the history of anything. It interferes too much with their drink, joint or shoot.
Even those who don't drink, smoke or shoot, it interferes with whatever it is they do. The it being understanding the history of anything.
But they can rattle off baseball, football, basketball, racing statistics, not denigrating anyone's love of sports but I always mixed my love of baseball and the players with other things such as history, fishing, geography, tossing horse shoes, speaking English, traveling, Math, a well balanced diet.
Highlander forever!
sincerely,
dunadd
Enzyte Bob

Columbus, OH

#400 Sep 21, 2013
gokeefe wrote:
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I have to agree. More bureaucracy and administration than actual teaching and learning, in most cases.
The problem is that this is the most legalistic country on the face of the planet. Lawyers and courts have inserted themselves in virtually every activity performed in this country, places where they have no business being.
Enzyte Bob

Columbus, OH

#401 Sep 21, 2013
gokeefe wrote:
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Yup. Bobby ought to realize this with his background. Americans really do not understand the history of Christianity. It's very often all about the stadium-sized churches, passing the plate these days and spouting rote-learned Biblical passages.
I have to agree with that. Now the passage I posted indicates that Roman society was pretty much at where our society has been going for the last 50 years. Christians led by example, had enough confidence to lead Christian lives, and the results spoke for themselves.

I see pretty much the same thing in my extended family. Everybody is reasonably religious. No Holy Roller types, but they do acknowledge God and the lives they lead are consistent consistent with how a Christian would lead his life and as I've stated before, I don't see a lot of American-style dysfunction in my extended family ... practically none at all. That tells me there is something to leading your life in this way, and the historical material seem to support my personal observations.

“The One! The Only! RUKiddingme”

Since: Dec 08

Jersey, Baby!

#402 Sep 21, 2013
gokeefe wrote:
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Um....the Gospels are part of the New Testament.
Thanks once again for making my point for me.

You said that there was at least one reading from the New Testament in each Mass. I corrected you by stating that there are, in fact, at least two readings from the New Testament in each Mass: one from the Gospels and one from the other books of the New Testament. And now you want to point out to me that, um.... the Gospels are part of the New Testament?

What do we do with someone like you? I seriously hope you wear a crash helmet when unsupervised.

“SPRING HAS SPRUNG”

Since: Apr 10

HAPPY SPRING!

#403 Sep 21, 2013
RU_Kiddingme wrote:
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Thanks once again for making my point for me.
You said that there was at least one reading from the New Testament in each Mass. I corrected you by stating that there are, in fact, at least two readings from the New Testament in each Mass: one from the Gospels and one from the other books of the New Testament. And now you want to point out to me that, um.... the Gospels are part of the New Testament?
What do we do with someone like you? I seriously hope you wear a crash helmet when unsupervised.
And what do we do with someone like YOU?
Awwww! Is that what happened to you?
Forgot your crash helmet when no one was supervising ?

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