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April 28, 2005

Teaching the Bible in government schools

From MSNBC:

There appears to be broad support in the community for putting the Bible into the classroom. More than 6,000 residents signed a petition supporting the proposal, which was first brought to the board last month....

That hasn’t been an issue in another West Texas town. In Big Spring, Texas, about 50 miles from Odessa, the public high school has offered elective Bible studies classes for more than six decades.

“In the 19 years of my employment with Big Spring Independent School District, I don’t remember any resistance or controversy at all with Bible curriculum being taught to our high school students,” said Big Spring High School Principal Mike Ritchey. “I hope Humanities will be offered for another 65 years,” he said referring to the Bible class.

Ritchey explained that the class is funded by a ministerial group made up of countywide ministers, pastors, and business leaders. The non-profit organization raises money to fund the salaries of the instructors teaching in the three schools in Howard County.

This has been legal all across the US all along. In fact, the school doesn't really need to approve it. If a group of ministers wants to provide the classes, and are willing to transport the kids from the government school to another facility for the class, all that is required is permission from the parents of the students. The school cannot deny the student access to such a class. But some try anyway, since it directly interferes with the government funded proselyting for the religion of Evolution. I'm not sure why these Texas ministers feel the need for such a dog and pony show to do what they have the legal right to do anyway.

Posted by Danny Carlton at April 28, 2005 10:31 AM

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Aaaah yes, the "religion" of Evolution....closely akin to the "religion" of Science....kinda like, if you wake up to snow on the ground, but yet, no one actually saw the snow falling, you are then obligated to ignore any scientific theory ever produced as to how the snow got there, and replace it with "it must be god". Amen.

Posted by: boomSLANG at April 28, 2005 11:36 PM

Yes it's much easier to claim it evolved from pond scum, isn't it. No evidence, facts or proof needed. In fact, ignore any and all evidence to the contrary and classify such evidence as "religious dogma" regardless of how valid and scientific. Trigonometry get in the way of claiming stars are billions of light years away? Trigonometry must be religious dogma, then. Closed minds are happy minds, other wise people might discover the sham of Evolution.

Posted by: Danny Carlton at April 29, 2005 03:50 AM

Until you can demonstrate how 1 + 1 + 1 = 1(the perpetually elusive "Trinity"), it'd probably be a good idea to leave "Trigonometry" to the real mathematicians....::wink::

Posted by: boomSLANG at April 29, 2005 02:37 PM

Two men decide to go on a trip, both their fathers go with them. But only three go on the trip. How is that possible? (Hint: too complicated for the average Evolutionist, so you'll more than likely need to ask a Creationist)

Posted by: Danny Carlton at April 30, 2005 07:25 AM

There's a great discussion of this at a site I run:

http://www.americasdebate.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=9768&hl=

Why not join us?

Posted by: Mike Kossman at April 30, 2005 09:48 AM

Answer: The two men are father and son.

Believe it or not, I didn't need to ask a Creationist, or even a smart person, since I remembered this little "mind bender" from grade school. Not suprisingly, it isn't relevant to anything, and only side-steps the question that was posed to the Creationist. Shocker.

Posted by: boomSLANG at April 30, 2005 10:33 PM

Then quit pretending the concept of the Trinity doesn't make sense. Self imposed ignorance is the worst kind.

Posted by: Danny Carlton at May 1, 2005 05:25 AM

Concept?...What concept?....Is it now your contention that 1(the Son) + 1(His Father) + 1(the FATHER's Father..."Grandpa") = 1(Deity)?...?...? Moreover, even in your "tricky" little attempt to make the absurd seem plausable , you employ "people" in your example, and we all know that "people" actually exist; yet, the parties in your fairy tale "concept" are mysteriously invisible...all three of 'em...whoops!...I mean all one of 'em.

Posted by: boomSLANG at May 1, 2005 11:00 AM

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