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North Carolina bill would add Bible study at public schools

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Passages from the Bible could become part of the curriculum in North Carolina's public high schools under legislation proposed in the General Assembly.


The bill would allow local school boards to offer elective courses for credit on the Old Testament, the New Testament or a combination of both.

No student would be required to take the classes, but they would provide academic credit toward graduation. While civil libertarians worry about religious courses at taxpayer-supported schools violating the Constitutional separation of church and state, primary sponsor Sen. Stan Bingham said Wednesday he doesn't see a problem.
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So bills outlawing boobs and putting church in public schools is what we get to look forward to as a state with Republicans in control.

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The governor better laugh at this if it ever passes (which I doubt it ever will)

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This poo happens, it will be more reason to move out of the state when I get a chance. That's all.

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[quote]While civil libertarians worry about religious courses at taxpayer-supported schools violating the Constitutional separation of church and state, primary sponsor Sen. Stan Bingham [s]said Wednesday he doesn't see a problem[/s] is an idiot.[/quote]

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Didn't UNC have "required" reading of the Koran for incoming students? Just sayin....
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Are they offering Quran classes as well?

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This is good news as having bible verses back in school will deflect any of Obama "false flag" patzi's bullets pointed at NC public school students.

If only the Newtown kids had this much care offered to them by the repubs..

Absentee God? Not in NC!!

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Don't they already have religious studies classes in High Schools?

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This is good news indeed! Perhaps a few souls will be saved.

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It never ceases to amaze me how much my fellow Christians want to ram their philosophies down people's throats.

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[quote name='Inimicus' timestamp='1362055306' post='2147139']
It never ceases to amaze me how much my fellow Christians want to ram their philosophies down people's throats.
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I have noticed that lately, the athiest and agnostics are much more anoying and ill intentioned than the Jesus freaks we used to incounter in the 70s. Certianly much more agressive and even hateful.

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Would rather "religious studies" be added to promote understanding across tur board. This ill turn out poorly

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Bible classes were already being taught... I guess the difference is that they would count toward graduation?

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Not really for either the UNC requirement nor the NC electives, but love watching each side promote and demean

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Well get ready to spend a fortune on lawsuits if it passes because you know the good ole Christian Bible teachers will fail at presenting it in a proper Consitutional manner (by pushing their views) and then lawsuits will ensue.

edit: and don't think all the lawsuits will come from non christians, imagine the denomational differece in Christian theology.

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We had a literature class in hi school based on the bible

All about structure, etc. BORING

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I have noticed that lately, the athiest and agnostics are much more anoying and ill intentioned than the Jesus freaks we used to incounter in the 70s. Certianly much more agressive and even hateful.
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Facinating. I never reelly thought abowt it like thaat
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[quote name='longtriad' timestamp='1362055556' post='2147144']

I have noticed that lately, the athiest and agnostics are much more anoying and ill intentioned than the Jesus freaks we used to incounter in the 70s. Certianly much more agressive and even hateful.
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Only to mirror and counter typical southern Baptist-Christians.

The statement of justifying the death of schoolkids by a gunman in Conn. bc prayer is not allowed in school is only from an evil place to promote christianity.

The fact that there are a lot of intrusive laws and policies based on a specific religion to preside over all is archaic: Blue Laws? Cmon..

The attachment to philosophies and worship of primitive deities prevents the progress of society, stagnates science and justifies hate toward members of other religions, races, sexual orientations so yes...it causes an agressive opposition due to frustration. You cannot even debate any more bc there is a "Christian" science of facts..earth's age, why pets n animals have no soul....If you cannot agree on basic facts and reality there is no conversation.





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lol, what's the very first class that every aggressive atheist is going to sign up for?

these classes are going to be a circus.

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I'd sign up and record every class.

Free money!

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I took Old Testament in High School.

It was taught more or less as a literature class.

Aggressive atheists either didn't sign up for it or had no issues with it while I took it.

Parents didn't complain.

Learned some hebrew and Abraham's extended family tree.

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Where be TBterror doe?

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I'm curious as to why the author of the bill is specifying the Old and New Testament only. Pretty sure I know the reason though.

I have don't really have a problem with it as long as they offer similar classes using texts of other religions too, but overall it's probably best if they just leave it alone.

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[quote name='Jase' timestamp='1362062565' post='2147210']
I took Old Testament in High School.

It was taught more or less as a literature class.

Aggressive atheists either didn't sign up for it or had no issues with it while I took it.

Parents didn't complain.

Learned some hebrew and Abraham's extended family tree.
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depends on the teacher... I really don't have any issue with this but i'm not naive to think that people won't use this as a soap box to prosthelytize... that said, i think with the internet... that'll mostly take care of itself.

Personally, I would've loved a class like that when I was in high school...

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