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Isn't this what the atheists and secular humanist religions are doing? By taking God out of the schools you have to replace it with something else. So, instead of biblical truths we now have teachers telling us we were once apes a billion years ago. Your statement makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.

barracuda, Christianity.com Forums 22 Comments [12/1/2003 12:00:00 AM]
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Reprieve

Neither does yours.

For starters, there were no apes a billion years ago.

2/4/2010 6:41:20 AM

Reprieve

Neither does yours.

For starters, there were no apes a billion years ago.

2/4/2010 6:41:23 AM

Swede

Main Entry: religion
Part of Speech: noun
Definition: belief in divinity; system of beliefs
Synonyms: church, cult, doctrine, higher power, myth, ritual, sect, superstition, theology
Antonyms: agnosticism, atheism, disbelief

Atheism and secularism are both the very antithesis of religion. There is no system to not believing in any gods, nor is there a belief involved in focusing on the physical world here and now (secularism). It is tangible, after all.
When I tried searching for secularism in the same thesaurus, I only got the word heresy as search-word. Doesn't sound that religious, does it?

By taking God out of our schools over here, we have five minutes each morning to ask the kids how they are doing, rather than singing a hymn before school starts. That's about it.
Oh, and the subject known as "Christian knowledge" when I started school, was later renamed "Religious knowledge".
Rather than replace anything, we filled the subject with info on all the major religions on Earth.

Biology is still basically the same subject, though. It is just updated each year with all the new discoveries done in the past year.

2/4/2010 7:14:38 AM

caustic gnostic

Put god in our school, and we'll take your churchy clubhouse away.

2/4/2010 8:01:06 AM

JohnTheAtheist

Actually, it's worse. We still are apes.

2/4/2010 8:03:28 AM

Anon-e-moose

"Isn't this what the atheists and secular humanist religions are doing? By taking God out of the schools you have to replace it with something else. So, instead of biblical truths we now have teachers telling us we were once apes a billion years ago. Your statement makes absolutely no sense whatsoever."

As opposed to... what? Telling kids that this universe, this world and all the life on it was just magicked into being by an invisible sky wizard, and that he took a lump of dirt and made a man from it. Then took a rib from said dirt-man and cloned a woman from it. And said clone-woman was tricked into eating a magic education-inducing apple by a talking snake etc, ad infinitum ad nauseam, and saying to said kids that this is fact?!

The likes of Michael Behe presented far more credible evidence in Kitzmiller vs. Dover, and the Conservative Christian Judge John E. Jones III still ruled for the plaintiffs.

'Taking God out of the schools'? 'Instead of biblical truths we now have teachers telling us we were once apes a billion years ago'? Kitzmiller vs. Dover made teaching 'Creationism' in US schools unconstitutional. Who ensured that? John E. Jones III. Who was appointed to the Federal bench by President George Dumbya Bush himself. And who was it who voted in Dumbya as president, hmmmmmm?!

"Your statement makes absolutely no sense whatsoever."

Your logic, based on the above, makes no sense whatsoever. Certainly to John E. Jones III. Certainly in this case, your agenda based on your own beliefs & politics has now been destroyed. And it's all your fault.

I love the smell of Hubris in the morning. Smells like... victory.

[/smug & superior]

2/4/2010 9:12:36 AM

Canadiest

They're obviously gonna keep this "everything is a religion except Christianity" bullshit going until they destroy the words meaning.

2/4/2010 10:19:41 AM

Angua

Um, we're apes today. We weren't apes a billion of years ago. Namely, as many people have already pointed out, because there weren't any apes a billion years ago.

2/5/2010 12:26:37 AM

Quantum Mechanic

"we were once apes a billion years ago"

There were no apes billions of years ago.
We are apes.

Now make the world a better place; Kill yourself.

2/5/2010 7:55:32 AM

Juicifur

@Quantum Mechanic
Do you hate anyone who isn't like you?
Just admit you're a Free Republic goon sent here to make us look bad and get over it.

6/3/2014 5:46:11 PM



Your god has not been "taken out of schools"; students can pray whenever they want, to whatever god they want, as long as they don't disrupt the classes, disturb anyone else, or force anyone else to pray with them.

There are no "Praying is illegal on these premises" signs anywhere, and students are free to read whatever mythology/holy book they want during free time. They are even free to conduct prayer sessions with like-minded students.

So how has god been "taken out of schools" again?

6/3/2014 6:17:34 PM



For more than 40 years, a host of irresponsible and self-serving religious and political leaders, abetted by sloppy reporting by the news media, have convinced many Americans that the Supreme Court won’t let Johnny pray in the “godless public schools.”

Nonsense. The Court has never outlawed prayer or banned religion from public schools. Students always have been and are today free to pray in public schools alone or in groups, as long as their prayers don’t disrupt the school or interfere with the rights of others.

There is absolutely nothing in the Constitution that keeps Johnny from saying grace at lunch, asking for divine help before the math quiz, forming a prayer club, or gathering around the flagpole to pray with classmates.

You wouldn’t know this, by the way, from reading some of the local newspapers. Articles described this as “an order against any prayer or promotion of religion in schools.” No mention was made of the myriad ways students are free to pray and share their faith while in school.

Here’s the truth about God in public schools: There is more student religious expression in public schools today than at any time in the past one hundred years. Students are forming hundreds of religious clubs (mostly Christian), handing out religious literature, praying with their friends, speaking up about their beliefs in class, and in many other ways expressing their faith during the school day. So much for the godless public school.

6/3/2014 6:21:01 PM

rubber chicken

Omnipresent God removed from schools! Logicians baffled! Film at 11!

6/3/2014 8:45:28 PM

Justanotheratheist

There were apes hundreds of millions of years before the first dinosaurs?

Who knew?

6/3/2014 10:18:31 PM

Canadiest

And again, why do you have these churchs all over the landscape?

Are you watching Nascar there or what? Obviously you don't think it's yours or churchs job to impart "biblical truths" because,,, your tax dollars aren't supporting the church or some other gross misunderstanding?

6/4/2014 2:46:03 PM



I wonder how they'd act if we told them we're putting god back in schools, and then about an hour later, told them the god we're putting back in schools isn't theirs.

7/6/2014 8:44:27 AM



Don't pray in my school and I won't think in your church.

7/6/2014 8:46:52 AM

Anon-e-moose

"By taking God out of the schools you have to replace it with something else"

Just one word completely annihilates your entire argument:

Japan.

Therefore Amaterasu & Buddha are superior to the Abrahamic 'God'; don't want Evolution taught, therefore the Shinto Sun Goddess created everything: even your Father/Son/Holy Spook [/'Teach the Controversy']. You said it, I didn't.

7/6/2014 11:31:55 AM

Quantum Mechanic

You didn't pay attention is class, did you?
Liar.

9/13/2014 11:23:34 AM

Quantum Mechanic

@Juicifur

Make up some more shit, liar.
I can use the laughs.

9/13/2014 11:25:05 AM

Pink Jackboots

You want God back in the schools? We need some extra money to support that.
Q: Where will we get this money?
A: By taxing the Churches.

9/13/2014 9:06:29 PM



"By taking God out of the schools"

So your god is not omnipotent then, if man can take him out of places?

Please explain the "Good News Club" you fundies have forced back into over 3500 US public schools...

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_News_Club

9/14/2014 12:01:49 AM
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