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    Re: Pagan mom challenges Bible giveaway at North Carolina school

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Buddhists aren't known for their evangelical efforts, they pretty much keep it in their temple and their home.

    It's note worthy to point out that this angry woman only brought wiccan material to the school in response to being outraged, whereas the Gideons have a centuries long history of passing out free bibles to whomever is interested. Her bringing material to the school was not a bona fied effort to make information about witchcraft available, it wasn't an honest effort to display her religion on equal footing. Her intent was simply to stir the pot.

    This lady needs to just chill.
    Perhaps, but it isn't a tenant of Buddhism and there are evangelical Buddhist groups and Buddhism very much has a missionary history... look up Asoka for information on that...
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    Re: Pagan mom challenges Bible giveaway at North Carolina school

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    So you'd have no problem if your kid brought Mein Kampf home from school and said the school was giving them away?
    Read that in AP History too... what a bunch of horsecrap... no wonder why our kids are so undereducated today... no one wants kids to read ANYTHING...
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    Re: Pagan mom challenges Bible giveaway at North Carolina school

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    You don't get to decide that.

    I want my kid to learn the religious beliefs I choose for him. The end. If I want him to learn about other religions, and which ones, that will be my choice only.
    Kids have choices too.
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    Re: Pagan mom challenges Bible giveaway at North Carolina school

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Only Muslims are supposed to touch the Quran, so it's unlikely Muslims even tried to make it available for the infidels to defile.
    That's bull****.

    Only a few extremist Muslims believe that. Stop spewing nonsense about things you don't understand.
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    Re: Pagan mom challenges Bible giveaway at North Carolina school

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Kids have choices too.
    Um, no.

    A parent controls a kid's choices.

    Older kids may have more choices than younger ones, but overall, a school may not simply override a parent's choice about religious beliefs by saying it's the kid's choice. That would be an obvious violation of the establishment clause.
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    Re: Pagan mom challenges Bible giveaway at North Carolina school

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Read that in AP History too... what a bunch of horsecrap... no wonder why our kids are so undereducated today... no one wants kids to read ANYTHING...
    That wasn't my question.

    My question was if a kid came home with the book and said "they were handing it out for free."
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    Re: Pagan mom challenges Bible giveaway at North Carolina school

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Um, no.

    A parent controls a kid's choices.

    Older kids may have more choices than younger ones, but overall, a school may not simply override a parent's choice about religious beliefs by saying it's the kid's choice. That would be an obvious violation of the establishment clause.
    But more and more often parents rely on the schools to raise their kids.
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    Re: Pagan mom challenges Bible giveaway at North Carolina school

    Quote Originally Posted by DashingAmerican View Post
    But more and more often parents rely on the schools to raise their kids.
    So? That's no excuse.

    A school may not infringe on the right of a parent to control what religious beliefs the child is exposed to.
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    Re: Pagan mom challenges Bible giveaway at North Carolina school

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    So? That's no excuse.

    A school may not infringe on the right of a parent to control what religious beliefs the child is exposed to.
    It's why we have private schools, many of them religious, in the first place.
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    Re: Pagan mom challenges Bible giveaway at North Carolina school

    Quote Originally Posted by dontworrybehappy View Post
    And they tend to be one political lean.

    How many times have you heard of a conservative making a stink about a nativity scene, a bible, etc? They might get up in arms if those things are NOT allowed, but surely not up in arms if they are. I guess the "Christian right" really has some punch behind it.

    This nation was founded on God. Its on our money. It's in our swear-in speeches. He's in the pledge said in every public school classroom in the United States. He's there. Period.
    Wow. How far back have you gotten in your history studies? Only to the 1950s? Because that's when the above things were done.
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