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    Re: Pagan mom challenges Bible giveaway at North Carolina school

    This article could have been about me 2 years ago - except the wiccan part.

    I have some religious beliefs (I believe in god - loosely speaking) - but I'm not affiliated with any religious sect.

    When my son brought home a Bible I flipped my lid and hashed it out WITH the school . . . but didn't go totally PUBLIC because I didn't want to be in such an article and the one that everyone chastized all over the net.


    In the end: my son's school let the GIDDEONS on campus and let them HAND out the Bibles - so it wasn't govermentally funded BUT they let strange people enter campus and pass out things to kids - that, without the religious context, became more disturbing to me.

    But since then: we've had some incidences at our school (unrelated) that has led to an increase of security and anyone who's not registered or in the computer system cannot enter the premises without ID (etc) - so no Giddeons handing out partial Bibles (since they're never the new testament)
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    Re: Pagan mom challenges Bible giveaway at North Carolina school

    Quote Originally Posted by tryreading View Post
    Bibles distributed to public school students?

    People who wants their religion promoted in public schools, almost always Christians, should be careful what they hope for. You have to also allow witch's spell books and the Quran to be equally promoted.


    Ginger Strivelli, who practices Witchcraft, a form of Paganism, said she was upset when her 12-year-old son [who did not wish to be photographed for this article] came home from North Windy Ridge intermediate school with a Bible.


    Pagan Mom Challenges Bible Giveaway At North Carolina School | Fox News
    Being agnostic I often see both sides as being asses. If you don't believe in religion or Christianity, don't practice it but why do non believers get their panties in such a knot?

    and in all fairness-people who practice "paganism" tend to be the former high school nerds and losers who want attention

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    Re: Pagan mom challenges Bible giveaway at North Carolina school

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Being agnostic I often see both sides as being asses. If you don't believe in religion or Christianity, don't practice it but why do non believers get their panties in such a knot?

    and in all fairness-people who practice "paganism" tend to be the former high school nerds and losers who want attention

    one of the oldest relgions in history but nope your right they are "nerds"

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    Re: Pagan mom challenges Bible giveaway at North Carolina school

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Being agnostic I often see both sides as being asses. If you don't believe in religion or Christianity, don't practice it but why do non believers get their panties in such a knot?

    and in all fairness-people who practice "paganism" tend to be the former high school nerds and losers who want attention
    Well, either the school let's everything in and get distributed or they allow nothing. I can see that the school shouldn't make it look like they are supporting any distribution of any religious materials but as with most schools, they take it to the stupid fringes of irrationality and lack of common sense. I see those fringes reached because EVERYONE seems to have a canary about every god damned thing. Some kid wears a t-shirt that some teacher thinks 1 in a million people might think could be, in certain circumstances, when drunk or high, construed as possibly offensive, the police are called and the kid is expelled.

    People are ****ing crazy these days... lots of hot air, so very little brains.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Pagan mom challenges Bible giveaway at North Carolina school

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    one of the oldest relgions in history but nope your right they are "nerds"
    All of the oldest religions in history are pagan. Wicca was invented in the 19th century.

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    Re: Pagan mom challenges Bible giveaway at North Carolina school

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    one of the oldest relgions in history but nope your right they are "nerds"
    I have met "modern" pagans. for the most part they look and act like they just finished up at the star trek convention. I almost bought a house from one 17 years ago. apparently the guy had served in Nam and had been an eye surgeon but developed some kind of minor neurological condition that prevented him from doing surgeries so he did consulting work from home and spent the rest of the time playing Pagan priest and having massive dungeon and dragon parties. sure enough he had star trek crap all over the house along with pagan parephanalia

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    Re: Pagan mom challenges Bible giveaway at North Carolina school

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Being agnostic I often see both sides as being asses. If you don't believe in religion or Christianity, don't practice it but why do non believers get their panties in such a knot?

    and in all fairness-people who practice "paganism" tend to be the former high school nerds and losers who want attention
    My particular panties are in a knot because religion has no place in schools. Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Wicca ALL have no place in schools. If it's publicly funded, then clearly it must abide by separation of church and state.

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    Re: Pagan mom challenges Bible giveaway at North Carolina school

    Quote Originally Posted by Midwest Lib View Post
    My particular panties are in a knot because religion has no place in schools. Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Wicca ALL have no place in schools. If it's publicly funded, then clearly it must abide by separation of church and state.
    Under current supreme court rulings you are correct. I just note that some groups go out of their way to be offended

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    Re: Pagan mom challenges Bible giveaway at North Carolina school

    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.
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    Re: Pagan mom challenges Bible giveaway at North Carolina school

    I consider myself Pagan Christian....with the Christian a very very small part. Do you intend to offend pagans or is it just the way you express yourself?

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