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All kids must read the Bible, federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott says.
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RE: All kids must read the Bible, federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott says.
I was talking funding. I don't disagree - faith schools teach their faith.
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RE: All kids must read the Bible, federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott says.
(December 20, 2009 at 4:59 pm)fr0d0 Wrote: Is not teaching anything teaching Atheism? Big Grin
I take it that was a joke Tongue

But yeah, no, it means not teaching anything. Atheism should get no more mention in government than theism.
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RE: All kids must read the Bible, federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott says.
... and while the're at it why don't they light up a dobbie and watch some porn.
In this clip substitute "Hustler Magazine" for the bible and it fits this topic.

I can only hope most kids reaction would be like this!

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I used to tell a lot of religious jokes. Not any more, I'm a registered sects offender.
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RE: All kids must read the Bible, federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott says.
I bet Tony Abbott will keep his kids at home when bible-reading-class gets around to Leviticus chapter 26.

That bit (v 29) where god talks about forcing sinners to eat their own children is enough to make any youngster feel a bit queasy.
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RE: All kids must read the Bible, federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott says.
I think the some understanding of christianity should be taught, but not in a history class... maybe in something like a humanities class where you understand what the beleifs has to do with the time and with the arts, literature, etc. I don't even know if you should teach that in public school though, I think its better suited for a college course.
Cher

"I have no advice for anybody; except to, you know, be awake enough to see where you are at any given time, and how that is beautiful, and has poetry inside. Even places you hate" -Jeff Buckley
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RE: All kids must read the Bible, federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott says.
Yes absolutely Cher. Welcome back BTW Wink ..good to hear from you again!
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RE: All kids must read the Bible, federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott says.
Think the Bible should be taught in school, but not in the way most Christians would want it to be taught. As Adrian mentioned, it should be taught in a historical and literature based context that does not attempt to preach the Bible, but teach what it is, who wrote it, what is it's significance, etc...

Same should be done for any other religious book, the Koran, the book of Morman. And the classes should be optional.
"The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason." Benjamin Franklin

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RE: All kids must read the Bible, federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott says.
Religious history should be taught, that how major events happened and what effect did they have on culture and stuff. Teaching and preaching are two different things.
Eskimo: "If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?" Priest: "No, not if you did not know." Eskimo: "Then why did you tell me?"
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RE: All kids must read the Bible, federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott says.
Quote:Teaching and preaching are two different things.


Yes but the assholes who push these ideas mean "preaching" not "teaching."
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RE: All kids must read the Bible, federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott says.
I think the Bible should be taught and I should be overpaid to teach it.
"On Earth as it is in Heaven, the Cosmic Roots of the Bible" available on the Amazon.
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