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Old 09-21-2009, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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The Rutherford Institute is asking the Supreme Court to hear a case in which a Bible reading was banned from school.


The Institute is representing Donna Busch who was invited to read the Bible to her son's class in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. John Whitehead, founder of The Rutherford Institute, summarizes the case, which began in October 2004.

Bible ban case may go to Supreme Court (OneNewsNow.com) (http://www.onenewsnow.com/Legal/Default.aspx?id=677220 - broken link)
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Old 09-21-2009, 06:35 PM
 
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I think that is outrageous.

It's long over due for grown-ups to take back the administration of schools. If the class assignment was to read from their favorite book, then allowing a student to read from their favorite book is what they should be allowed to do regardless of what the damned book they want to read.

Signed a p-offed atheist.
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Old 09-21-2009, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Up in the air
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I think that is outrageous.

It's long over due for grown-ups to take back the administration of schools. If the class assignment was to read from their favorite book, then allowing a student to read from their favorite book is what they should be allowed to do regardless of what the damned book they want to read.

Signed a p-offed atheist.
Agreed completely!!

If that's a kid's favorite book, they should be allowed to read it, it's not like their holding hands and praying...
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Old 09-21-2009, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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I think that is outrageous.

It's long over due for grown-ups to take back the administration of schools. If the class assignment was to read from their favorite book, then allowing a student to read from their favorite book is what they should be allowed to do regardless of what the damned book they want to read.

Signed a p-offed atheist.
As long as anyone who is offended is allowed to leave the class, I agree.
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Old 09-21-2009, 08:06 PM
 
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I, too, am an atheist and find this insane.

He just said it was his favorite book. Nothing else.

Just today actually, I mentioned the Mahabharata (Hindi religious text) as one of the most beautiful things I have read. Some Christians students got offended. That is ok. My right to say it just like they can say the Bible is the most beautiful thing they have read.

He just said it was his favorite book. I don't see the big deal.
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Old 09-21-2009, 08:28 PM
 
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Like anything else anyoine offended should be able to be excluded no matter what is read.
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Old 09-21-2009, 08:55 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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As long as anyone who is offended is allowed to leave the class, I agree.
So children should not be exposed to different points of views? I thought tolerance was all about openness to being exposed to different points of views? Should we start limiting their exposure to only things that are guaranteed to not offend? What kind of education would that be?
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Old 09-21-2009, 08:55 PM
 
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I think that is outrageous.

It's long over due for grown-ups to take back the administration of schools. If the class assignment was to read from their favorite book, then allowing a student to read from their favorite book is what they should be allowed to do regardless of what the damned book they want to read.

Signed a p-offed atheist.
To show my unbiaesedness (I know it's not a word), I sir, am giving you a rep point. I did it last week for Karfar. C-D is doing what Obama can't do; bringing the left and right together.
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Old 09-21-2009, 09:08 PM
 
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To show my unbiaesedness (I know it's not a word), I sir, am giving you a rep point. I did it last week for Karfar. C-D is doing what Obama can't do; bringing the left and right together.
Well, I don't know if this is a left/right issue as opposed to just one of common sense.

Maybe there is something to this story that we aren't reading about, I sure as hell hope so.
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Old 09-21-2009, 09:59 PM
 
Location: NC
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I think that is outrageous.

It's long over due for grown-ups to take back the administration of schools. If the class assignment was to read from their favorite book, then allowing a student to read from their favorite book is what they should be allowed to do regardless of what the damned book they want to read.

Signed a p-offed atheist.
I agree, the only concern I would have is there are some parts of the bible that I do not think are appropriate for young children. As long as they were not reading those parts I cannot see a problem with it.
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