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Old 12-06-2010, 11:08 PM
 
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What if the book had "wine guzzling Muhammad" ? She'd be in hiding right about now eh ?

That's offensive to anyone who practices their religion regardless of who is depicted as guzzling the wine.
Yeah. And, btw, what ever happened to separation of church and state that the left like to lean on? Guess that doesn't apply if you're slamming someone's religion.
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Old 12-06-2010, 11:16 PM
 
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Yeah..private schools have lists like this:
Rising 9th- 12th Graders
Pride and Prejudice or any Jane Austen book
The Spirit of Saint Louis, Charles Lindbergh
The Hound of the Baskervilles, 252 p., Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Count of Monte Cristo, 1400 p. (An abridged version is acceptable), Alexandre Dumas
The Three Musketeers, 560 p., Alexandre Dumas
The Scarlett Pimpernell, 320 p., Baroness Orczy
A Tale of Two Cities, 470 p., Charles Dickens
Great Expectations, 560 p., Charles Dickens
Oliver Twist, 496 p., Charles Dickens Bleak House, Charles Dickens
Alice in Wonderland (for Logic class)
Through the Looking Glass (for Logic class)
Mr. Midshipman Hornblower, 310 p. (11 book series + a companion book of notes and maps), C.S. Forester
All Creatures Great and Small, 437 p., James Herriot
All Things Bright and Beautiful, 437 p., James Herriot
All Things Wise and Wonderful, 437 p., James Herriot


Summer Reading List | Highlands Latin School, Louisville KY (http://thelatinschool.org/summerreading - broken link)
Yes. While the public schools have lists like this:

Obama's Safe Schools Czar Tied to Lewd Readings for 7th Graders - FoxNews.com

I guess to each his/her own; but until the public schools clean up their act, I'll stick with the private schools. Wish everyone had that choice. But I know not everyone can afford to pay twice - once for the public schools with their tax dollars and again for the private school with what's left of their private dollars.
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:22 AM
 
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I have this book. In fact, I have two copies of it and I have purchased many copies and given them to other people.

Of course, this phrase is used completely out of context. This is one of the best books I own and I have it located in my "books of high honor" book case.

I would advise everyone and I do mean EVERYONE to read it if you want a strong dose of reality. And if/when you read it you will see that the phrase used above was done so as an example of STUPIDITY rather than the beliefs of the author.

The media loves to take things out of context and use them for their own purposes, don't you know.

20yrsinBranson
Excellent post. I have not read the book so I can't comment on the book, but I appreciate an intelligent response. I don't understand how people can comment on a book without ever having read it. I will read it now. From your description, it sounds like a good book.
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:28 AM
 
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After having read the article that's a very very misleading title.
Yeah. I guess they could have called it, "The Horrors of Capitalism and Why We Need Socialism in the United States."
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:28 AM
 
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Yep. The author the high school students were assigned to read is a far left activist. Belongs to the Democratic Socialists of America.

But I guess it goes along with the Students for America's recommended reading of Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals."
I went to a public school and I have never heard of Alinsky. As a matter of fact, the only place that I have ever heard of Alinsky is from Glenn Beck. Maybe it is beck that is pushing a communist agenda.
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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It seems to me that Jesus did drink wine like everybody else in his society and counseled people that greed was the root of evil. The latter would make him a socialist in the terms of the RW's in America. Jesus made a lot of sense if a peaceful and prosperous society was your goal.
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:31 AM
 
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I know. Lets all sit around and have a book burning. Throw those Harry Potter books in there as well.
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:40 AM
 
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I went to a public school and I have never heard of Alinsky. As a matter of fact, the only place that I have ever heard of Alinsky is from Glenn Beck. Maybe it is beck that is pushing a communist agenda.
Well, if you had signed on for Students for Obama, which was being pushed at some public schools you would have seen that on the recommended reading list was Saul Alinsky's, "Rules for Radicals." As another poster pointed out, "Rules for Radicals," which is dedicated to Lucifer is recommended reading by the National Education Association for all public school teachers.(See his link or go to their website.) You may have not read it, yourself.But your teachers did. The methods for indoctrinating you were used by your teachers. That is probably why you are so comfortable with this ideology today.

Here is a link that tells how the government is using "the arts" (including literature) to push their ideology:

Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » The National Endowment for the Art of Persuasion?
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:54 AM
 
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Well, if you had signed on for Students for Obama, which was being pushed at some public schools you would have seen that on the recommended reading list was Saul Alinsky's, "Rules for Radicals." As another poster pointed out, "Rules for Radicals," which is dedicated to Lucifer is recommended reading by the National Education Association for all public school teachers.(See his link or go to their website.) You may have not read it, yourself.But your teachers did. The methods for indoctrinating you were used by your teachers. That is probably why you are so comfortable with this ideology today.

Here is a link that tells how the government is using "the arts" (including literature) to push their ideology:

Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » The National Endowment for the Art of Persuasion?
Dude, seriously? You talk about indoctrinated?

The right-wing media hates Alinsky, except when he's shaping their movement | Media Matters for America

But not to get off of the OP. You are attempting to hijack the thread.
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Old 12-07-2010, 09:00 AM
 
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I read that book in college. It's actually a good read. I don't think one sentence is enough to ban it from these students. These are high school students, after all. With all the sex and violence they see daily, do we really think they're going to be damaged by that little sentence? Think of all the historical books they read in English class. Some of these books use the n word many times. No one's complaining about that.
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