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Old 12-07-2010, 12:24 PM
 
Location: 3rd rock from the sun
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Five pages of posts and no denial that Jesus was a 'socialist'? The early Christians and reformers (Puritans, Mennonites...) were 'socialist'.

Acts 4:32-34
32 All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. 33 With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all 34 that there were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned land or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales.

Acts 5:1-10
1 Now a man named Ananias, together with his wife Sapphira, also sold a piece of property. 2 With his wife’s full knowledge he kept back part of the money for himself, but brought the rest and put it at the apostles’ feet.
3 Then Peter said, “Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land? 4 Didn’t it belong to you before it was sold? And after it was sold, wasn’t the money at your disposal? What made you think of doing such a thing? You have not lied just to human beings but to God.”
5 When Ananias heard this, he fell down and died. And great fear seized all who heard what had happened. 6
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Old 12-07-2010, 12:45 PM
 
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FASCISM's relationship with the arts:

Fascism and the Cult of Nation

Our government's relationship with the arts:

Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » The National Endowment for the Art of Persuasion?

This is not about the political leanings of Jesus. It is about the Government's use of the arts to push a political agenda. Read the links.
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Old 12-07-2010, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Up in the air
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This is not about the political leanings of Jesus. It is about the Government's use of the arts to push a political agenda. Read the links.
How are they pushing a political agenda? If the teacher assigned that book (Nickel and Dimed) and then proceeded to go through and discuss the good and the bad, why is that such a bad thing?

Shouldn't all sides of a debate/argument be taught?

We read Animal Farm and discussed the good and bad of communism and I am no more a communist now than I was in the 8th grade.
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Old 12-07-2010, 12:57 PM
 
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Wow! Wine Guzzling Socialist Jesus Christ would be an even better name for a band than Ant Covered Jesus!
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Old 12-07-2010, 12:59 PM
 
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Perhaps you are forgetting that there is a difference between Private Organizations and Government Organizations. Free Country = Free Speech for All Opinions via PRIVATE Venues. Fascism/Totalitarianism = Government Controlled Speech using Media/Arts to Indoctrinate and control the people. This is a public school. The public school is the government. They should not be promoting either anti-Christianity or Socialism. There is a big difference between Private and Government. It would be nice to keep it that way.
You are confusing indoctrination with education. Public schools are tasked with education. My guess is that you would only be happy with teaching the bible, creationism, reading and writing and math at school. If that is the case, you can always home school your children.
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Old 12-07-2010, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Michaux State Forest
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Those comments after the article are exceptionally frightening! I especially love the comment from poster who stated that she actually pulled her grandkids out so she could homeschool "even before Glenn Beck told us to". Wow, this is the future of America? Forget a well rounded education- anytime your kids are exposed to any new ideas or thoughts, make sure you sue, threaten, or home school where they will NEVER be exposed to anything you haven't censored to fit your narrow worldview. FRIGHTENING!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-07-2010, 01:26 PM
 
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This is not about the political leanings of Jesus. It is about the Government's use of the arts to push a political agenda. Read the links.
it's part of the title of the thread and assumably one of the reasons for the outrage in the article. or were the parents just protesting the "wine guzzling" part?
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Old 12-07-2010, 01:35 PM
 
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Those comments after the article are exceptionally frightening! I especially love the comment from poster who stated that she actually pulled her grandkids out so she could homeschool "even before Glenn Beck told us to". Wow, this is the future of America? Forget a well rounded education- anytime your kids are exposed to any new ideas or thoughts, make sure you sue, threaten, or home school where they will NEVER be exposed to anything you haven't censored to fit your narrow worldview. FRIGHTENING!!!!!!!!!!
I don't know which is more frightening purposefull ignorance or "Even before Glenn Beck told us to" Sounds an awful lot like a cult to me. Who has that much power over people? It is simply amazing. They read something of his or hear him and then it starts showing up here. It is real scary stuff. Talk about brainwashed.
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Old 12-07-2010, 02:51 PM
 
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Those comments after the article are exceptionally frightening!
i liked this one:

"I also know about a book that teaches about economics and all things American…its called the bible"

either someone hasn't been studying the bible or american economics.
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Old 12-07-2010, 02:56 PM
 
Location: California
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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)
You mean "a" private school. It's very similar to the books my kids read in HS and college. Public schools, if you are interested.
At MY private Baptist HS we didn't read anything much. We looks at the Greek NT a lot (in was our "foreign language" hehehe). I didn't learn any math either. It was the worst education you could imagine.
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