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North Carolina bill would add Bible study at public schools


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Posted 28 February 2013 - 09:41 AM

I'd sign up and record every class.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 09:42 AM

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.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 09:46 AM

Where be TBterror doe?

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 09:49 AM

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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Posted 28 February 2013 - 09:51 AM

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.



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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Posted 28 February 2013 - 09:53 AM

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.


right... that's the rub... we aren't studying christianity as a religion amongst many, we're studying it as the truth... which is why we've left out the apocrypha and other rejected books. It's a subtle difference but it speaks volumes.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:04 AM

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.


ours dealt not so much with content but how it was written. daydreaming much in that class

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:04 AM

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.



I've never met an "agressive" atheist in person only on the internet. However I think that term might need to be defined.

#29 Disinfranchised

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:04 AM

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.

For sure. The lawsuits will continue. Do you have an idea what will stop lawsuits? It's the country we live in today. The people making the rules make their living on lawsuits.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:08 AM

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


Did you not read the part that said they would only be "electives"? Only way it would be ramming down anyone's throat is to make it a required course.

As a required course....hell no.

As an elective....meh.


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