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Old 08-09-2007, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Huntsville, AL
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If you deny Christ you are denying God to the Christian. Regardless of the roots...Jesus was God. Therefore they are NOT the same God to the Christian. The Christian God has three parts: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. To deny one is to deny all IMO.
So then, by this logic, are Jews denying God in your mind?
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Old 08-09-2007, 12:47 PM
 
Location: The Silver State (from the UK)
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It's unfortunate that so many people choose not to beleive in God; although not one can explain how they wake up every morning; it's not the alarm clock!!. He did however give us a choice, so I have to respect your decisions to do what you want and beleive the way you do. I however do not have blinders on and can see the Creator in all of creation. You can say what you what, but you can not dispute how horrible our world is becoming and that includes the secular public schools. I too went to public schools and loved it. I also remember celebrating all holidays, saying the pledge and singing songs about Christ. We also had discipline and order and parents who were involved. I teach in the public schools so I see first hand all the change that is going on. This has sparked my decision to not only NOT subject my child to this now immoral institution, but I am also leaving. Thank God more people are also seeing the light, as evidenced by the growing numbers of homeschoolers. Go Vouchers!
Why is it unfortunate that people choose not to believe in God? Is it unfortunate that many people are now thinking rationaly, logically, and realistically? I too had to sing songs about Christ at school, and when I think back, it was downright disgusting.
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Old 08-09-2007, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit, MI
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Why is it unfortunate that people choose not to believe in God? Is it unfortunate that many people are now thinking rationaly, logically, and realistically? I too had to sing songs about Christ at school, and when I think back, it was downright disgusting.

It is the dull man who is always sure, and the sure man who is always dull.
--H. L. Mencken
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Old 08-09-2007, 04:28 PM
 
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It is the dull man who is always sure, and the sure man who is always dull.
--H. L. Mencken
Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable. - H. L. Mencken

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Old 08-09-2007, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit, MI
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Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable. - H. L. Mencken

If knowing answers to life's questions is absolutely necessary to you, then forget the journey. You will never make it, for this is a journey of unknowables -- of unanswered questions, enigmas, incomprehensibles, and, most of all, things unfair.-- Jeanne Guyon
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Old 08-09-2007, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Mississippi
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You need to study your bible a little closer. The god of Abraham is the same god as that of Mohammed and is the same god that sent his son to die on the cross for your sins. The Christian god is Allah.

The big difference is that Christians believe Jesus is the son of God and Muslims do not. They are like Jews in this respect, they believe Jesus was just another prophet like Moses.

Muslimism and Judiasm are both old testament religions, but from competeting family lines from Abraham.
I know my Bible quite well thank you. In my belief, if you deny Christ, you deny God. I cannot see how they are one and the same when the teachings are so different.

Yet, I do understand you have the right to your belief, just as I have the right to mine.
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Old 08-09-2007, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Texas
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If knowing answers to life's questions is absolutely necessary to you, then forget the journey. You will never make it, for this is a journey of unknowables -- of unanswered questions, enigmas, incomprehensibles, and, most of all, things unfair.-- Jeanne Guyon
Is this "dueling quotes" night or what?
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Old 08-09-2007, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit, MI
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Is this "dueling quotes" night or what?
Evidently...you know me, gotta have the last word, LOL.
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Old 08-09-2007, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Evidently...you know me, gotta have the last word, LOL.
Yep, that's why I try to slip some anti-universalism comment in at precisely 5:01.

And just so that this post isn't "off thread" I'll put in my 2 cents about the topic at hand-
Maybe it seems like a small thing, but if a teacher had forced my son to write "Allah is God" or anything similar, I would have been very upset and probably up at the school the next day.
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Old 08-09-2007, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit, MI
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Yep, that's why I try to slip some anti-universalism comment in at precisely 5:01.

And just so that this post isn't "off thread" I'll put in my 2 cents about the topic at hand-
Maybe it seems like a small thing, but if a teacher had forced my son to write "Allah is God" or anything similar, I would have been very upset and probably up at the school the next day.
LOL! Yes I know kaykay...

Regarding the OP, I'm not up on religious freedoms and laws in the UK. I don't think that could happen here, as it would have too many people up in arms, both the ACLU and Christians.

But say I moved there, and it did happen. I would certainly want to talk to this teacher and find out why he chose this particular sentence, since it is obvious he has some ulterior motive, otherwise why not simply choose "The sky is blue" or some other inane thing?
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