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Old 09-23-2007, 09:49 PM
 
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We can't afford Christian school any longer for our daughter. She had to enroll in public school. We didn't think it would be a problem. Now, were starting to realize the lies that are taught referencing our descension from God and Christ's existence and our purpose in this life.

Times are much tougher then when we had to go through public school. I remember science teachers teaching us about evolution, that man came from apes, and everything exist due to a big bang theory.

All lies, it is terrible. We pray that she will see these for what they are and stay with the truth.
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Old 09-23-2007, 09:52 PM
 
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We can't afford Christian school any longer for our daughter. She had to enroll in public school. We didn't think it would be a problem. Now, were starting to realize the lies that are taught referencing our descension from God and Christ's existence and our purpose in this life.

Times are much tougher then when we had to go through public school. I remember science teachers teaching us about evolution, that man came from apes, and everything exist due to a big bang theory.

All lies, it is terrible. We pray that she will see these for what they are and stay with the truth.
You need to find a different forum. These posts are not specific to the Triangle.

You should try:

http://www.city-data.com/forum/polit...controversies/

http://www.city-data.com/forum/religion-philosophy/
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Old 09-23-2007, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Please vent your issues in the correct area of this forum. This has nothing to do with the triangle.
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Old 09-23-2007, 09:56 PM
 
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and you think the concept that a god one day just said "poof! there is a human" (also a theory for which there is no evidence) is more plausible and that should be taught as fact to all children in school? sorry but science should be kept in school and religion at home.
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Old 09-23-2007, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Zebulon, NC
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Excuse me, but it's not lies. It's a scientific theory, taught in science class. It's not absolute fact - and neither is Christianity. Christianity is a religion; a belief. Religion is not taught in public schools.

I was raised a Christian, and also taught Darwin's theory of evolution in school. I was never told that my faith was wrong. I had no problems reconciling the two.

You might want to do some reading on theistic evolution. From the article I linked:

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Many denominations of Christianity support or accept theistic evolution. For example, on 12 February 2006 the 197th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth was commemorated by "Evolution Sunday" where the message that followers of Christ do not have to choose between biblical stories of creation and evolution was taught in classes and sermons at Methodist, Lutheran, Episcopalian, Presbyterian, Unitarian, Congregationalist, United Church of Christ, Baptist and community churches.[4]

Additionally, the National Council of Churches USA has issued a teaching resource to "assist people of faith who experience no conflict between science and their faith and who embrace science as one way of appreciating the beauty and complexity of God’s creation." This resource cites the Episcopal Church, according to whom the stories of creation in Genesis "should not be understood as historical and scientific accounts of origins but as proclamations of basic theological truths about creation."
BTW, one of the supporters of theistic evolution is Billy Graham.

Everything's a theory. The actual truth is not known until you die.
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Old 09-23-2007, 10:07 PM
 
Location: South FL
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easy does it guys, let's not gang up on a person who is new to the forum.

To the original poster, look, I'm a Christian too, however, I will tell you right now that you will not be able to stop your child from learning anything, including evolution. Although I don't really believe in evolution, I cannot say: it's all lies, because I really don't know for sure and I think religion and science has a lot of connection. But anyway, you are not asking me about that, since you made your beliefs clear.

What I'm saying is, your child is an individual. You need to let her learn, but at the same time explaining why you believe the way you believe. Let her make her own mind. Trying to shelter her away from other beliefs/religions/science etc... will only want her to learn more.

I know that the best I can do for my son is let him explore, but continuing to model my own beliefs.
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Old 09-23-2007, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Zebulon, NC
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easy does it guys, let's not gang up on a person who is new to the forum.

To the original poster, look, I'm a Christian too, however, I will tell you right now that you will not be able to stop your child from learning anything, including evolution. Although I don't really believe in evolution, I cannot say: it's all lies, because I really don't know for sure and I think religion and science has a lot of connection. But anyway, you are not asking me about that, since you made your beliefs clear.

What I'm saying is, your child is an individual. You need to let her learn, but at the same time explaining why you believe the way you believe. Let her make her own mind. Trying to shelter her away from other beliefs/religions/science etc... will only want her to learn more.

I know that the best I can do for my son is let him explore, but continuing to model my own beliefs.
Excellent post. I completely agree - let children learn what's right for themselves, rather than telling them what they must believe.

Bringing children up in a certain faith is one thing, but to tell them that everything else out there is a lie is very wrong, IMHO. There's no absolute proof of what constitutes the truth and what is a lie.
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Old 09-23-2007, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Short of homeschooling there isn't much you will be able to do. On the other hand, many religions support the theory of evolution along with creationism and you can help cement this theory at home. It is all theory anyway and you can explain to her that theories are not fact and that just like different religious beliefs, there are different theories of how the world began. I think it will only be a big deal if you make it one. I also have my children in Catholic school but I teach in the public school and our science books not only discuss evolution they also touch on creationism, believe it or not.
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Old 09-24-2007, 08:55 AM
 
Location: South FL
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Excellent post. .
Thank you.
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Old 09-24-2007, 09:11 AM
 
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I went to public schools, as did most of my close friends; all of whom are Christians. Don't worry about it. Your child will make up their own minds when they're older. I know people that were raised in strong Christian households and attended religious schools, only to fall away from religion when they became adults. I know people who attended public schools and whom are religious adults. You can't control this. We should all be exposed to every theory. Let the school teach their thing and teach what you want at home.
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