Why Christianity should be taught in ...

Why Christianity should be taught in our schools

There are 44 comments on the The Age story from Apr 10, 2011, titled Why Christianity should be taught in our schools. In it, The Age reports that:

To be anti-religion is not, as some would claim, to be neutral on religion. CHRISTIAN education in government schools is suddenly controversial, as secularists make it the latest battleground in their efforts to wind back what they see as the malign influence of religion.

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“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#21 Apr 14, 2011
True witness wrote:
True Christians live by the Law of Christ, not the Law of Moses.
Those ancient Jews were allowed more than one wife, because they wanted it that way, not God or even Moses. Jesus explained they were rebellious from the start. Matthew 19:8,9
The Jews had no permission to have a second wife, the law covered the consequences if he did take one, or if he did anything he wasn't suppose to do.
Like Jesus said, if you look at a woman to have a passion for her, you already committed adultery in your heart. You must have clean thoughts to have a clean heart. Matthew 15:19
HA!
What about?
Matthew 5
17Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
18For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
19Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

That means the OT as well.
According to the Bible God does not change so why would his laws?
THe next person that I see wearing a Polyblend piece of clothing is getting a rock to the head.
Cujo

Regina, Canada

#22 Apr 14, 2011
"Further, parents who object to special religious instruction must explicitly opt out, which makes some children uncomfortable - the basis of the discrimination complaint, alleging religious segregation."

The above quote from the artical really says it all.

No religion classes in public schools is the only answer. If it's part of history class, fine, but should not be anywhere else. And when I say history class, I don't mean the history of christianity.
nina

Ottawa, Canada

#23 Apr 14, 2011
what I find funny is that when religious parents are offered an opt their kids out of classes that teach tolerance

they holler pretty loud that that would draw attention to their kid and stigmatize them

but they have no issue with stigmatizing other kids, making the tolerance class neccessary

“Turning coffee into theorems”

Since: Dec 06

Trapped inside a Klein Bottle

#24 Apr 14, 2011
nina wrote:
what I find funny is that when religious parents are offered an opt their kids out of classes that teach tolerance
they holler pretty loud that that would draw attention to their kid and stigmatize them
but they have no issue with stigmatizing other kids, making the tolerance class neccessary
Well put, nina.
Amused

Billerica, MA

#25 Apr 14, 2011
Lil Ticked wrote:
<quoted text>
HA!
What about?
Matthew 5
17Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
18For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
19Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
That means the OT as well.
According to the Bible God does not change so why would his laws?
THe next person that I see wearing a Polyblend piece of clothing is getting a rock to the head.
Thanks, I was looking around for that quote, but just didn't have enough time to track it down.

As for the polyblend being an abomination, that's probably the one and only part of the entire bible I agree with. I guess they are right about stopped clocks being right twice a day, which puts the bible well under the average mark for accuracy set by stopped clocks.

“My name is Trunks...”

Since: Jun 10

the alternate future

#26 Apr 14, 2011
Religion needs to be kept out of schools. It should be taught in Catholic schools, not in public schools.
True witness

Claremore, OK

#27 Apr 14, 2011
nina wrote:
<quoted text>
so you have nothing of your own to contribute?
does it occur to you that rejecting the bible means that we don't accept quotses from it as being valid or relevant?
if you reply with more cut n paste out of context quotes, rewritten in modern english, that your answer is that you are unable to understand content and are probably a computer program randomly posting quotes
whether you are plastic parts or fleshy parts
I do not cut and paste anything but Scriptures when I do cut and paste, and I don't understand your posts, are you an Americah?
Amused

Billerica, MA

#28 Apr 14, 2011
True witness wrote:
<quoted text>
I do not cut and paste anything but Scriptures when I do cut and paste, and I don't understand your posts, are you an Americah?
No, she's too well educated and articulate to be American.
nina

Ottawa, Canada

#29 Apr 14, 2011
True witness wrote:
<quoted text>
I do not cut and paste anything but Scriptures when I do cut and paste, and I don't understand your posts, are you an Americah?
No, I am Canadian and I know you don't understand what I post.

What I write is not confirmation bias, so you are blind to it.

In order to understand what I write, you have to be able to do some of your own thinking about the world, yourself and your place in it.

As long as you witness, you are not participating, and do not have a place that is uniquely yours in the world.

You are one of a background crowd, oooing and ahhhing. Like at a golf tourny
elSol

Dallas, TX

#30 Apr 14, 2011
redneck wrote:
The truth about the history of christianity should be taught so we don't repeat it. It has influenced history, but all myths influence the land they are in.
We learned about the Greek Gods, what's the diff?
nina

Ottawa, Canada

#31 Apr 14, 2011
elSol wrote:
<quoted text>We learned about the Greek Gods, what's the diff?
where you asked to do sacrfices to them?

where you taught how to worship them?
redneck

Cave Junction, OR

#32 Apr 14, 2011
True witness wrote:
<quoted text>
I do not cut and paste anything but Scriptures when I do cut and paste, and I don't understand your posts, are you an Americah?
Are you a jerk?

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#33 Apr 14, 2011
nina wrote:
<quoted text>
where you asked to do sacrfices to them?
where you taught how to worship them?
Yes. They took all of virgins and tied them up outside to be eaten by dragons. Only the ugly virgins though.

“My name is Trunks...”

Since: Jun 10

the alternate future

#34 Apr 15, 2011
Christianity is not fit to be in school, as neither is Islam. Its message is about control and murder. Not what I'd want my kids learning about.

No, I prefer my kids learn about all kinds of religion, not just one. That way they can form their own opinion about things, rather than me shove just one religion down their throat.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#35 Apr 19, 2011
True witness wrote:
The truth is Christianity or how to be a true Christian would never be taught in schools, what would be taught would be a mish mash of religious teaching based on religious doctrine from men and not the Bible. Giving moral advice is not Christian education.

Do you really believe children or young adults want to be taught how to imitate Jesus, or how God views people who lie and steal, cheat or commit fornication and adultry?

Do you really believe they would be taught how to be peaceful and loving and kind to all men, no matter what race or religion?
Not if Christianity were taught in public schools.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#36 Apr 19, 2011
QUITTNER wrote:
1:51 pm, Tuesday, April 12, 2011:
RE: Why Christianity should be taught in our schools
..... As I see it, children should be taught the fundamental teachings of each of the major belief systems and philosophies available in the school's local area so as to understand and respect others' point of views.
..... As for Christianity, the one taught by Jesus differs considerably from the one taught by Paul and by the 4th gospel; many so-called "Christianities" were invented after Jesus had been crucified.
..... True witness, you are probably right, but it may not apply in all localities! I agree, in general!
..... nina, many people have, and/or have had, religious experiences that may differ considerably from whatever local clergy are teaching; and, yes, if Jesus would be here today he would be very astonished at what is being taught/has been written etc. using his name; he would probably (angrily?) reject most of it.
If he ever existed.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#37 Apr 19, 2011
True witness wrote:
If you want your children to be taught Christian morals and to be upright good people when they leave school, the Bible says, the parents should teach them. Deuteronomy 6: 6,7

Reading the Bible and setting the right example with the children, read Ephesians chapter 5.

Have a family Bible study with Jehovah's witnesses,
it is free and you will find out what the Bible says it takes to have a happy family life.
No you won't.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#38 Apr 19, 2011
True witness wrote:
If you want to know what the Bible is teaching mankind today, you have to be taught from your Bible. Matthew 28:19, 20

We are subject to God's word, if we say we are a Christian, your understanding of Scripture is keeping you from having the hope of everlasting life in paradise on earth. John 17:3

The coming destruction of all wickedness and ungodly people is fast approaching, no one knows when it will happen, but all the signs are happening world wide. Matthew 24:7-14
And all the signs have been happening throughout history.

Since: Sep 07

Fort Lauderdale, FL.

#39 Apr 19, 2011
I'm glad that will never happen. Nobody would question religion bring taught in schools if there was proof of the existence of a god.

But there is no proof!!!

Not to mention that religion does not have the best reputation now. Many parents like my self would find this type of teachings to be dangerose.

“IMAGINE no religion!”

Since: Feb 09

usa

#40 Apr 22, 2011
ResLight wrote:
<quoted text>
..........
The religious element of the child's mind requires special training..........
translation..........the religious element needs to be brainwashed into a child's mind.

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