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I really don't think religion has much to do with the perceived decline in values. I think our access to information has become greater and with that our knowledge about things that previously we wouldn't have known. I consider religion to be an inhibitor, so I reiterate: Whose morals and values, yours or mine?
Originally posted by titorite
OK 3 pages and ONLY XTexan has come close to questioning this story.
Did none of you notice that it was sourced from a UK article. We are talking about an event that pertains to Texas being written about by the Brits.
How about sourcing a Texas source of news like the Houston Chronicle or the Dallas Post, or my personal favorite the New Braunfels Herald (I'm a sucker for local news)
As a card carrying Texan myself, I have my doubts about the truth of this story.
[edit on 24-7-2009 by titorite]
“Instead, (the Texas Freedom Network) and their left-leaning experts are determined to begin with a blank sheet of paper and totally rewrite American history,” Mercer said. “I asked why the ‘expert' version of major national holidays to be studied by first-graders failed to include Veterans Day and Independence Day. The response was ‘that was covered in kindergarten.'”
Originally posted by mikerussellus
reply to post by rogerstigers
I have to repectfully disagree. With the state of moral decay in our schools, our culture, our social interactions, there needs to be some moral teachings that need to take place. You may be the exception to the rule but I can assure you that there are parents out there who have given up their rights as a moral authority to teach their children.
Christian, muslim, catholic, buddist, -hell- frackin' witchcraft should have some place in our school system, only because you can see the moral decay occuring right after they took religion out of schools.
Political correctness has done NOTHING absolutely NOTHING to aid in making our children better human beings. If you are an athiest, fine, I'm sure there is something out there that eschews athiest moral values.
I think it is a good thing. Any other suggestions as to what they should teach/bring in for the teaching of moral values. . . please bring them. But at this time, christian teachings sounds like a good idea to me.
edited for spelling
[edit on 23-7-2009 by mikerussellus]
Originally posted by rogerstigers
Honestly, this ticks me off. A while ago, there was a discussion on one thread about lines in the sand that we all have. This is one of them. If they want to start blatently teaching revisionist history to support the Christian cause I will take action.
Heh, as I am writing this, my daughter is telling me about the staff at her school giving her flack for not saying the pledge of allegiance. I told her next time they give her trouble, have them talk to me.
What the hell is this country coming to...*sigh*
(visit the link for the full news article)
[edit on 7-23-2009 by rogerstigers]
Originally posted by kettlebellysmith
reply to post by rogerstigers
I don't know where you went to school, but I had my first history course in the 5th grade. I learned about the American concentration camps, where Japanese-Americans were rounded up and detained, then released after the war with no reparations. I was 10 years old and the year was 1960.
I didn't learn about the economic sanctions until I was in the eigth grade.
I also learned about our founding fathers when I was in the 5th grade. I knew they were Deists and I understood the philosophy of Deism.
And if you re-read my post you will see that I state that Christianity and DEISM were the prevailing philosophies.
You assume I am a Christian, but nowhere in my post did I state my beleif in a particular religious philosophy.
But as I did state in a previous post, if you don't believe in God, then what difference does it make to you? If you child receives teaching about the religious thought that was prevalent during a particular era of history, you can always teach the child what you believe. In the long run, the child will make their own decision anyway.
I was brought up one way and am now diametrically opposed to the religion my mother raised me in.