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Originally posted by Thomas Crowne
You know, it doesn't make sense that a true athiest would care about Christianity in school, as the founding fathers beilieved that the human rights were given to us by God, merely protected by the constitution. As long as this is the belief, the government cannot take away the rights, and if this be the case, the "superstition" protects them as well. And they don't even have to tithe to a church or wake up early on Sunday!
Originally posted by Thomas Crowne
Funny, how any religion other than Christianity can be taught in class, and it is perfectly acceptable to belittle Christianity, but no other.
I'll not jump you for any of the reasons stated, DeusEx, I'll just clarify a couple things for you.
I am perfectly aware of what the Islamic religion is, what is brings, and that the most dangerous place to be in the world is the neighbor of an Islamic nation. You say it is maligned? There might very well be a good reason.
-That is a not a religious issue, that's sociopolitical. Just as with any faith, religion has been used to take advantage of the poor and homeless by those who seek only power.
I'm not so much concerned with the children becoming educated in other cultures or other religions until they have a good grasp of our culture the religion of our nation. Afterward, they are more than welcome to learn about the others, and most encouraged to do so if I were anyone.
-I agree, a little feeling for American culture is neccesary, but I am a firm beleiver that other cultures offer just as much as the American one. It can't hurt to show kids other cultures to compare the American one to.
The fact that our kids are tubs of lard is not going to be fixed by any fasting during Ramadan. That will be fixed by lifestyle changes. My son is a wannabe computer geek who is building his first computer, and spends most of his non-homework hometime reading sites like TechTV.com, but he is also a lean, mean soccor playing machine and an avid bicyclist. He's all-American, but no fat on him. I'd suggest kids get out and be alot more active, that is what I'd suggest if I were anybody.
-LOL, I'm the same way. 6'3, 135 lbs. I lucked out and got a freakish metabolism, even though I'm jacked in as often as I can be and don't play any sports. You have to admit, however, that a little fasting couldn't hurt. I agree as well with kids getting out and doign thigns more often. I used to swim, bike, hike, ect. before I came up to university.
This nation is a Judeo-Christian nation, pure and simple. The separation clause of the 1st amendment was to insure no particular denomination was to be the official religion, and to insure we did not have a national church to which everyone was expected to tithe. It does not mean Christianity is to be exempt from governemnt and national policy.
- It may be a Judeo-Christian nation, but Chrisitanity can afford a little leeway for learning about toher cultures. If I had the choice, I'd educate MORE on other cultures, because the lack of knowledge and understanding of other cultures is what breeds intolerance and things like that.
James Madison, known as "The Father of Our Constitution" said, "We have staked the whole of all our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government, upon the capacity of each and
all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God."