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Re: Last one to post in this thread wins!
« Reply #1170 on: September 07, 2007, 06:58:21 PM »
R.E.... Recess Electives?


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Re: Last one to post in this thread wins!
« Reply #1171 on: September 07, 2007, 07:00:04 PM »
Religious

Education

I think it might well be found to be Unconstitutional to teach it in the public school system in the US.


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« Reply #1172 on: September 07, 2007, 07:01:23 PM »
Yep. At least in public school. Was this Christian education, or all religion education?


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« Reply #1173 on: September 08, 2007, 06:31:25 AM »
Back in its inception (and when P.E. was called P.T. ) it was Christian centered but by the time I came to sit in the class room the scholastic philosophy had shifted from rote learning to exploratory learning and we learned about all the major religions as well as a little philosophy of religion. I always enjoyed it because I'm pretty on the ball when it comes to Religious studies (to the point where I could out discuss anyone in the class) oh and both of my R.E. teachers were delicious to look at.


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« Reply #1174 on: September 08, 2007, 06:51:25 AM »
Yeah, in American public schools, teachers aren't trusted to be able to teach religion without serious biases.


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« Reply #1175 on: September 08, 2007, 02:32:43 PM »
Rightly so. I have a friend who tells me about her philosophy(?) teacher who shows the students different religions so that they can see the truth of Christianity.


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« Reply #1176 on: September 08, 2007, 06:37:50 PM »
See that's why you need a state religion in the US, nothing kills devotion like state sanctioning. Just ask the Church of England ;D


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« Reply #1177 on: September 08, 2007, 07:48:01 PM »
See, that's the funny thing: I think that religion has a lot of good potential that gets ignored by people who look at the big picture, so I wouldn't like people to lose devotion. AND, because I believe everyone has the right to see God however they want, I will fight to the death for your right to think I'm going to Hell.
I'm even friendly towards Jehova's witnesses! Just don't try to use the government to impose your passive agressive god of good who damns people who don't believe in him on me, or I'll shanstab your eyes out.

YOU WANT OLD TESTAMENT, I"LL GIVE YOU OLD TESTAMENT, SUCKA!


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« Reply #1178 on: September 08, 2007, 07:55:23 PM »
This would all just be so easier to deal with if they would let us kill people.


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Re: Last one to post in this thread wins!
« Reply #1179 on: September 08, 2007, 08:30:20 PM »
What Pat Robertson says after work every day.


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« Reply #1180 on: September 09, 2007, 06:50:04 AM »
See, that's the funny thing: I think that religion has a lot of good potential that gets ignored by people who look at the big picture, so I wouldn't like people to lose devotion. AND, because I believe everyone has the right to see God however they want, I will fight to the death for your right to think I'm going to Hell.
I'm even friendly towards Jehova's witnesses! Just don't try to use the government to impose your passive agressive god of good who damns people who don't believe in him on me, or I'll shanstab your eyes out.

YOU WANT OLD TESTAMENT, I"LL GIVE YOU OLD TESTAMENT, SUCKA!

See my thing about a state religion was more about the CofE and why R.E. can be taught in British schools rather than an actual advocation of a State Religion.


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« Reply #1181 on: September 09, 2007, 06:52:17 AM »
Oh, I know, I just wanted to rant, and your post got close enough for me to feel justified in connecting thoughts.
(I hope you enjoyed that little look into the twisted workings of my mind.)


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« Reply #1182 on: September 09, 2007, 07:36:15 AM »
See personally I think everyone should be polytheistic and perhaps hold "deity auditions" test out a few Gods/Goddesses for their effectiveness before giving them a little worship.


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« Reply #1183 on: September 09, 2007, 07:39:55 AM »
Are you sure you're not an American?


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« Reply #1184 on: September 09, 2007, 07:46:36 AM »
Are you sure you're not an American?

Nope, see if I were I'd be much more dogmatic about the whole thing ;)

I'm Irish-Romany by way of Stratford-upon-Avon and therefore grew up with a sort of pagan sensibility (though by Pagan I mean it in the sense of "country dweller, likes morris dancing and the like" and not "Fluffy Bunny")