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originally posted by: Woodcarver
a reply to: drivers1492
Hey there. I know it seems odd to believers that these things aren't allowed in school. Especially when it has been such a long standing tradition. But they will never understand how alienating and demoralizing it is for those who don't believe in that particular skydaddy. Perhaps a month of forced muslim prayers or prayers to satan will help them understand why any one religion should not be promoted in public school. School is a place to learn about real things anyway and i'm glad people are realizing this. Some of them any way. If you had to guess, how strong is the view that this is the right thing to do in your community?
originally posted by: drivers1492
a reply to: RickyD
I can only really support the change if people are being forced in some way to take part or if resources are being used in support of it. The club appears to be the case of the latter. The plaque I see nothing wrong with. But they will have to accept if I as a parent feel that the basic tenants or commandments of another faith be posted as well since my child attended school there that they have no issue with it.
originally posted by: RickyD
a reply to: Woodcarver
It may just be me but I don't think anyone was threatening them...as a kid I had to go with my parents to church and all that. You know sunday school and the whole 9. I never really believed the stuff I heard there...bible stories and such. I do think I was better off learning the morals behind them which was always what was made important. You are making it out to be something it most likely isn't...unless they're the weird culty type of Christians lol.
hey Texan, lots of people don't see the harm implied by the ten commandments. Often siting the heritage of such ideas. But that is not a reason to continue teaching these things as truth. Which is what these and other teachers are being accused of. Here is a list that covers the punishments that are to be dealt out according to the bible. Each and every one a clear threat to the well being of the no conformer.
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: Woodcarver
Im not a Christian, but I see some value in the 10 Commandments. They are a historically significant and culturally significant grouping of words/ideas. There is heritage there. Now, we can cast away heritage if we so choose. Lord knows we have done it enough to other cultures.
But this all comes across more like a chip on the shoulder to me.
Were a school to erect a monument to The 8 Noble Truths, and denote cultural significance, would those shouting it down be declared "racists"?