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Old 08-09-2007, 06:15 PM
 
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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
"The very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common. Instead of altering their views to fit the facts, they alter the facts to fit their views ... which can be very uncomfortable if you happen to be one of the facts that needs altering." - Doctor Who
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Old 08-09-2007, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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Bingo! Exactly how I feel! Now maybe I better log off my computer while we're in agreement on something, Jeff!
I agree too! That's all three of us!
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Old 08-10-2007, 02:44 AM
 
Location: The Silver State (from the UK)
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It is the dull man who is always sure, and the sure man who is always dull.
--H. L. Mencken
When somebody believes in something in the face of absolute and contradictory evidence, we call it a dillusion. When a belief is held in the same context but of a mythical deity, we call it religion. - Ian6479
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Old 08-10-2007, 06:05 AM
 
Location: Metro Detroit, MI
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"The very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common. Instead of altering their views to fit the facts, they alter the facts to fit their views ... which can be very uncomfortable if you happen to be one of the facts that needs altering." - Doctor Who
"Facts are God's arguments; we should be careful never to misunderstand or pervert them."--Tryon Edwards
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Old 08-10-2007, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Metro Detroit, MI
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When somebody believes in something in the face of absolute and contradictory evidence, we call it a dillusion. When a belief is held in the same context but of a mythical deity, we call it religion. - Ian6479
"We are so impressed by scientific clank that we feel we ought not to say that the sunflower turns because it knows where the sun is. It is almost second nature to us to prefer explanations . . . with a large vocabulary. We are much more comfortable when we are assured that the sunflower turns because it is heliotropic. The trouble with that kind of talk is that it tempts us to think that we know what the sunflower is up to. But we don't. The sunflower is a mystery, just as every single thing in the universe is." --Robert Farrer Capon
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Old 03-17-2008, 04:20 AM
 
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Studied...yes...taught prayers under the disguise of a handwriting excersize...NO!
Prayers?!!!! When did writing a phrase from the Muslim call to prayer, institute prayers. Not arguing if it is right or wrong, but it seems you are making statements about something you don't have the slightest clue about. Reality check, learning how to write a sentence or two in the call for prayer, does not equate to learning the prayer itself, let alone somehow making this a conspiracy theory about teaching Islamic prayers in disguise

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Old 03-17-2008, 07:47 AM
 
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"RE" is Religious Education in British schools.

Edit: Oops, I posted this before reading all the pages. I guess others have already answered that.

Last edited by wrightclan; 03-17-2008 at 07:57 AM..
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Old 03-17-2008, 12:25 PM
 
Location: UK
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ANGRY parents have blasted a teacher for telling ten-year-olds to copy a Muslim prayer saying “There is no God but Allah”.

Helen Green is said to have picked the Muslim call to prayer as HAND-WRITING practice.

It includes the lines “Allah is the greatest” and “I bear witness that there is no God but Allah”.

Pupil Billy Darbyshire’s stepmum Hayley Clayton said: “The explanation was that the children were learning about Islam in RE.

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OUTRAGED. Hand writing practice...I think not. I dont think children age 10 should even be taught religion at all...never mind drilling it into thier heads by making them copy religious text.
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