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Ohio teen refuses to do homework until school brings back Ten Commandments plaque

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posted on Dec, 15 2014 @ 11:16 AM
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originally posted by: MentorsRiddle
What I have never understood about the removal of religious art from any public, or political forum is that the majority of people want them there, while the minority do not.

People get upset when the powers that be bow to the whims of those who don't want something.

I think if the majority of a population wants something then it should be allowed - no questions; unless it causes physical harm upon another individual. People's mental hang-ups is their own problem.


We do not live in a democracy, where the majority takes away the rights of the individual. We live in a republic where the constitution protects the rights of the minority and the majority alike. The rights of the group do not trump the rights of the individual, and vice versa.




posted on Dec, 15 2014 @ 11:18 AM
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a reply to: olaru12

far out
let him flunk out
that will really learn us....
hhahahah



posted on Dec, 15 2014 @ 11:18 AM
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a reply to: tothetenthpower

^^ yep, that.

If my daughter came home and said she was on homework strike because of something as insignificant as this ... we'd be having some serious discussions about it. Destruction of grades over this? Heck no!! (future emo? )



posted on Dec, 15 2014 @ 11:21 AM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
All he is going to accomplish is that he will ruin his chances for future education and employment with a good job.


I disagree. I would hire him.



posted on Dec, 15 2014 @ 11:21 AM
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originally posted by: FlyersFan
Heck no!! (future emo? )


hahahahahah.....
gonna wear his black tight pants and cut himself if he cant have his magic plaque

nice


he has a right to not do his homework. he will just have to deal with not graduating...



posted on Dec, 15 2014 @ 11:23 AM
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originally posted by: MentorsRiddle

Half the Commandments are about worshiping god, not about interaction between man and man. They are JUST a religious symbol. If he wants a good symbol for the students to know and practice, how about the Bill of Rights? This kid is an idiot.


This is absolutely untrue.

1. You shall have no other gods before me (GOD)
2. You shall not make idols (GOD)
3. You shal not take the name of the LORD your God in Vain (GOD)
4. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. (GOD)
5. Honor Your father and mother (Others)
6. You shall not murder (Others)
7. You shall not commit adultery (Others)
8. You shall not steal (Others)
9. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor (Others)
10. You shall not covet (Others)

Grand Total : God - 4, and man and man - 6


SORRY 40%. Such a BIG difference there. *eye roll*. The point still stands. CLOSE to half are about god and can therefore be disregarded.


Why is this kid an idiot for standing up for what he believes in?


I thought I made that clear? He is ruining his life for something that no one will care about in a few months.


Some people lay down in front of traffic and are held as heroes, while others set their selves on fire, and are recorded as legendary peace demonstrators.


Those people are standing up to social injustices. This kid is upset because a piece of art was removed from his high school. BIG difference.


I don't understand why when an issue is considered important to someone, others trash them, and call them stupid.


Because it is. How about telling me why my alternative solution isn't practical? He wants a symbol to teach students, well the Bill of Rights is a GREAT one. Plus it helps the kids learn about our government. Something kids need in spades these days. Why is old biblical law important?


We don't know the full story or history of this situation - and all opinions are completely conjecture at this point.


Kid is upset because some art that was donated to the school is being removed for secular reasons. Kid makes up flimsy excuse to keep it (it is a symbol that students should practice and live up to) then attempts to destroy his future over it. I pointed out in my first post that high school isn't everything. It is but a speed bump in your life, and to wreck your life or knock if off course because of some stupid art, is dumb. I stand by my opinion.



posted on Dec, 15 2014 @ 11:23 AM
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a reply to: olaru12

Lazy prick doesnt want to do his homework and knows he can use religion to get what he wants, only thinking of himself - so selfish. Most religious nutjobs are.



posted on Dec, 15 2014 @ 11:24 AM
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originally posted by: AnonymousCitizen

originally posted by: Krazysh0t
All he is going to accomplish is that he will ruin his chances for future education and employment with a good job.


I disagree. I would hire him.


To do what? Construction? I hope nothing that requires intelligence or thought, because he hasn't demonstrated any of it and has abandoned any metrics that may prove it true.



posted on Dec, 15 2014 @ 11:26 AM
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originally posted by: MentorsRiddle
What I have never understood about the removal of religious art from any public, or political forum is that the majority of people want them there, while the minority do not.

People get upset when the powers that be bow to the whims of those who don't want something.

I think if the majority of a population wants something then it should be allowed - no questions; unless it causes physical harm upon another individual. People's mental hang-ups is their own problem.

The majority of the population at one point didn't want slavery to end, or segregation to end, the majority wanted witches burned, etc.

mob mentality is simply group think, and the thought is how to be a moron.

keep in mind, the majority of people are statistically stupid..of average or below intelligence make up the meat/potatoes of society.

Time to go chant Jerry



posted on Dec, 15 2014 @ 11:27 AM
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originally posted by: intrptr
What about the other half? Murder and stealing aren't "JUST" religious crimes.


I gave a good counter-option to display, Bill of Rights.


High school is the most important thing in his life. Standing on his right to protest there isn't "reckless".


That's because teenagers can't see beyond their noses. Once you leave high school, you realize how unimportant all the things you cared about during it were. This is one of those cases.


The lesson of the states supreme authority will be imparted though, like you say. Thats what "public'" school is really teaching these days.


Yea I guess the keeping religion out of public school thing doesn't matter either? Again, they could easily display the Bill of Rights and it would be a MUCH better symbol for the students of the school. Especially the ones that AREN'T Christian, but who cares about them right?



posted on Dec, 15 2014 @ 11:30 AM
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a reply to: MentorsRiddle

So, if the 'majority' wished for everyone to worship a Monkey-Head on a stick, you'd go along with it just for democracy's sake?



posted on Dec, 15 2014 @ 11:31 AM
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a reply to: olaru12

The young lad is an activist. That's good.

He has a deep desire for his personal beliefs to be supported and enforced by the state.
Clearly, he has some growing up left to do.



posted on Dec, 15 2014 @ 11:32 AM
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originally posted by: MentorsRiddle

Why is this kid an idiot for standing up for what he believes in?
that should be pretty clear...

Some people lay down in front of traffic and are held as heroes, while others set their selves on fire, and are recorded as legendary peace demonstrators.
hahahahah...yeah, lets compare this tard to the burning monk standing up for protesting the persecution of buddhists by the south viet namese gov.....yeah, this kid is right in line with him

I don't understand why when an issue is considered important to someone, others trash them, and call them stupid.
cause he is stupid. he is doing something stupid over something stupid

We don't know the full story or history of this situation - and all opinions are completely conjecture at this point.



do we need to know more to the story?
they took down something that had no business being there in the first place and now he is crying and throwing an emo tantrum to try and force someone to put it back....
screw this kid
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posted on Dec, 15 2014 @ 11:34 AM
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originally posted by: intrptr

High school is the most important thing in his life.


that is a separate issue all together.
he will soon realize that high school did not matter in the big picture of life.
well, i doubt it. he does seem to be a moron.



posted on Dec, 15 2014 @ 11:36 AM
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originally posted by: AnonymousCitizen


I disagree. I would hire him.


im sure he can lie on his mcdonalds or burger king application and check the little box that says graduated...
lots of options for him
hahahahahha



posted on Dec, 15 2014 @ 11:37 AM
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Lots of teens are idealistic. That's why they're heavily recruited for causes.

I was idealistic. But, I learned reality is a better teacher.

And I agree high school is pretty insignificant in the whole of life ----- but, can be used as a stepping stone ----- if you don't get all caught up in it.


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posted on Dec, 15 2014 @ 11:39 AM
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apparently he was in marching band
maybe he knows drum rudiments?

he can be a drummer/singer for an emo, alt, christian band and sing and cry his problems to the emo world

seriously though
he is only going to hurt himself.
he said he does not care about his grades....maybe he should look into attending a religious school.
they have magic plaques all over the place
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posted on Dec, 15 2014 @ 11:44 AM
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a reply to: olaru12

What convictions does this kid have? Beliefs are a private matter and not something to push on others in a public place.

What I see is just another extremist in the making, and not a very smart one at this point in his fledgling career.



posted on Dec, 15 2014 @ 11:51 AM
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Religious anything doesn't belong in public school unless all religions are represented. Same with government and government buildings... throw a little atheist rationality onto the pile too.

I support protest and standing up for what you believe in but this young dude should probably learn that his belief is a violation of the Constitution and that just because it was allowed for so long doesn't make it less so.



posted on Dec, 15 2014 @ 11:57 AM
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When do (many) Christians finally get it that they can't FORCE their belief on others and that some people don't have a desire to share their belief?

I guess this is the same (semi-insane) mindset of the people who ring at your door and try to "convert you" or tell you that you're a sinner.

That guys tries to re-establish a religious symbol in a public school and refuses participating in school over this, this is border-line delusional behaviour.
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