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Old 11-19-2009, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I've mentioned before that my oldest daughter is in kindergarten at the local public school, and that we've had several instances of religion, prayer, and worship coming in class work. The school expects students to say "Under God" during the Pledge, there's a bible on display in the main corridor, there's a congregation that has their meetings on Sundays and Wednesdays in the school gymnasium, flyers are sent home for various church events, and hey.. it's the Bible Belt.

Anyway, I was going through Miss E's class papers from this past week. They've really focused on Thanksgiving..oh, and....prayer.







Those are 3 different pages from 3 different teacher-printed story books. I haven't even gone through the whole week's stack yet, so who knows how many more references to praying, worship, or god I'll find in the end.
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Old 11-20-2009, 04:51 AM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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Welcome to the Bible Belt . . . Now get out!
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Old 11-20-2009, 05:16 AM
 
Location: Nowhere'sville
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When you walk in the schools here in Southern MS you are slapped in the face with 'scripture posters' all over the walls. And you can free Bibles in the office. I am pretty sure they are violating the law....you think?!
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Old 11-20-2009, 05:40 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Welcome to the Bible Belt . . . Now get out!
Ah..if only I knew how to walk on flat land. The hills have me trapped. lol
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Old 11-20-2009, 08:16 AM
 
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It is one thing to know that the Pilgrims were religious and prayed thanks for their harvest. That's history. It is quite another to force your child to pray or participate in religious ceremony. That establishment.

I have no problems at all with my kids learning *about* religion and the very significant role it plays in history and people's lives. I *do* have problems if my children are forced into participating in religion.
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Old 11-20-2009, 09:16 AM
 
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I recently found out that my old high school (public) is now teaching a bible history class (& my old dentist even had scripture painted on the walls of the waiting room.)

Yes, gotta love the bible belt Definitely not somthing I miss!
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Old 11-20-2009, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Western Cary, NC
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I recently found out that my old high school (public) is now teaching a bible history class (& my old dentist even had scripture painted on the walls of the waiting room.)

Yes, gotta love the bible belt Definitely not somthing I miss!
For the public school you need to call the ACLU, for the private dentist it is his choice to paint the religious scriptures, and yours to go to him or not.

We as customers make or break a business by spending our money on their services. I have been struggling on the same issue but related to a religious verbal situation in my life, and after reading your thread it dawned on me that your dentist situation had answered my question.
If something they say or do offends you than why should we support them? Now my question is should I let them know why I won't use their services?
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Old 11-20-2009, 02:45 PM
 
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For the public school you need to call the ACLU, for the private dentist it is his choice to paint the religious scriptures, and yours to go to him or not.

We as customers make or break a business by spending our money on their services. I have been struggling on the same issue but related to a religious verbal situation in my life, and after reading your thread it dawned on me that your dentist situation had answered my question.
If something they say or do offends you than why should we support them? Now my question is should I let them know why I won't use their services?
Totally agree.. in my situation, the dentist was actually a neighbor who we had been going to for years. Never had a religious conflict or conversation with him or his family. I never really cared what they believed. Only when he remodeled his office, did the new "decor" go up on the walls. We knew we were moving soon thereafter so I chose to ignore it-call it laziness I guess... Now, if I went to a new dentist & they had scripture all over the walls, that would be enough to make me turn on my heels & walk out.

With my high school- amazing but how I found out is, the teacher of the bible class commited suicide after getting "caught" with his female students. Ironic, isn't it?!

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Old 11-20-2009, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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(& my old dentist even had scripture painted on the walls of the waiting room.)
I actually had to pay a visit to an oral surgeon yesterday (unfortunately) and by the sign-in sheet I noticed they had a little sign with their mission statement (I guess that's what it would be called). One of the items was along the lines of:

"To provide the finest care possible for God's people."

Hey, as long as they do quality work I can't complain. And they did, and weren't even terribly expensive.



BTW I have no dental insurance so it all comes straight out of my pocket. It's not cool having to use an entire week's paycheck just to have a tooth pulled.
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Old 11-20-2009, 07:55 PM
 
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Waa, Waa, Waa . . . I live in America a nation founded by religious puritans . . . Waa, Waa, Waa . . . so we have these awful National Holidays with religious origins (like the country) . . . Waa, Waa, Waaaaa!!! When are we going to change our history and get rid of these horrid religious origins?
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