good for them!! it's about time someone stepped up and did something good.....my 12 yo son asked me the other day if it was illegal for him to take a bible to school..i told him if he wanted to then he could...but he said that the school has one in the library..
the school has no business letting religious organizations proselytize there. I would be offended too.There is a time and a place for everything.
Would you have the same reaction if the Hare Krishna’s or Muslims or Hindus or Mormons were handing out their materials? Where do you draw the lines? If you're interested in any of these religious approaches, why not go to their services?
Well my friend, I do happen to be one of those that you just listed. And we would never pass out our "materials" at a school (even though that would be...the bible.) I would be offended if ANY of them tried to pass out things to me at a place like that.anon 9:29
My point, exactly. Pursue you faith to your satisfaction and leave others to their faith (or non-belief) to theirs.
What if you faith requires that you "spread the word"?I don't understand why everyone is so offended. If you want a bible take one when they offer. if you don't just say no thanks. If muslims want to pass out the koran let them.Why don't people of all faiths have a right to express that faith? There is a difference between freedom of expression and state establishment of religion. If the school says we all have to be Methodist that's wrong if the school allows all people to express their faith that's freedom.Obviously there must be some restrictions to prevent distractions and disruption of learning. I don't think the Gideons offering bibles in the foyer qualifys.
Just another religious cult who has swindled their way into a school by posing as a "business" in order to suck in as many followers as they can.
Early in our history (US) the Bible was part of everyday reading!!! in the schools! O how far we have fallen!
There are too many religious groups out there that are saying "follow our beliefs or you will go to hell". "Our" meaning, their church, their way, of translating the bible. The bible is not separated by different groups of religions. Correct me if I am wrong but,the word "religion" is not even in the bible.
Greta:Acts 26:5Which knew me from the beginning, if they would testify, that after the most straitest sect of our religion I lived a Pharisee.Acts 26:4-6 (in Context) Acts 26 (Whole Chapter) Galatians 1:13For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it:Galatians 1:12-14 (in Context) Galatians 1 (Whole Chapter) Galatians 1:14And profited in the Jews' religion above many my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers.Galatians 1:13-15 (in Context) Galatians 1 (Whole Chapter) James 1:26If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain.James 1:25-27 (in Context) James 1 (Whole Chapter) James 1:27Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.James 1:26-27 (in Context) James 1 (Whole Chapter) Result pages:1
Drink Responsibily Seagram:7
May I ask what form of bible you are translating this from?
The Christian Taliban strikes again.
Greta:The text was copied from the King James Bible. Check for yourself.
No, I believe you. I was wrong. I listened to what someone else said.
The Gideons are indeed a business and not a religious sect. They have handed out Bibles in public schools for well over 50 years. The KJV Bible has long been considered by educators as one of the greatest pieces of literature in the English language. Passages of the Bible have been used in AP English classes because of that. The Gideons have not changed. Society has changed and has partial amnesia concernig the history and founding of our country. Our society is failing as all other world empires have before us. We may never really learn from history.
response to anon 11:18All believers of any faith should want to share what they believe in. HOWEVER, like I said, there is a time and a place for everything. By allowing the bibles to be passed out in schools, you open up a whole can of worms. It can appear to young impressionable minds that the school endorses what is being passed out and the organization that is doing the passing. It exposes those who may not be interested to possible riticule and peer pressure from classmates. Did you read the article? The kid interviewed was called a "heathen" non-christian for not wanting a bible.Our society has become much more diverse than it was when this country was founded. Society changes over time naturally. We have changed in order to accept the different people that now live among us. If we wanted to stay the way it was in the late 1700's, then we shoud have closed our borders a long time ago.
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