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    Re: Pagan mom challenges Bible giveaway at North Carolina school

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    Re: Pagan mom challenges Bible giveaway at North Carolina school

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I find it amazing how so many people these days look for a reason to be offended. Its another reason why this country is going down the toilet. People use being offended as a weapon to rage against their own failures lack of success
    That's true (on both ends of the political spectrum) but it has ****all to do with this situation. Tell me you wouldn't be somewhat pissed if your kids came home from school with, say, a Koran, or a Satanic bible that had been passed out to them on school grounds. The issue isn't being offended, the issue is the First Amendment.

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    Re: Pagan mom challenges Bible giveaway at North Carolina school

    Quote Originally Posted by Aderleth View Post
    That's true (on both ends of the political spectrum) but it has ****all to do with this situation. Tell me you wouldn't be somewhat pissed if your kids came home from school with, say, a Koran, or a Satanic bible that had been passed out to them on school grounds. The issue isn't being offended, the issue is the First Amendment.
    actually I wouldn't. my son is very bright and very open minded while at the same time being well grounded in what he believes It would be another situation where we could discuss something and I believe that the more stuf a young man is exposed to while he still has me around (and I am as open and honest with my son as possible just as my parents were with me) to ask and discuss stuff with, the more able he will be to live on his own and to be able to deal with different beliefs-both good and bad once he is no longer living with his parents.

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    Re: Pagan mom challenges Bible giveaway at North Carolina school

    I'd have no problem with my kid coming home from school with a bible. It's a book I would want my children to read and understand. I studied some of it in my high school English classes.

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    Re: Pagan mom challenges Bible giveaway at North Carolina school

    Quote Originally Posted by Frolicking Dinosaurs View Post
    The problem is the Pagan parent attempted to pass out Pagan literature to students. She was stopped. But Bibles are OK.

    Would you be upset if your child came home with literature that was in direct opposition to something you passionately believe - like pro-choice or pro-life literature, literature from a hate group, etc.

    Schools have no business attempting to influence children toward a particular belief system - that is the parents' right and responsibility.
    I wouldn't be upset that my kid is exposed to it - it either gives me an opportunity to reinforce what I've already shown my kid, or it gives me an excuse to initiate a discussion about the literature. Certainly, if the school provides pro-life I'd expect it to also provide pro-choice and if it did as this school and choose one over the other, that's a form of showing support for one and not the other. So either send both or don't send anything - I've been pretty consistent about that. My overall comment is that schools don't use common sense - and parents no longer parent.. I believe this is why every little nit of an issue the parents blow up and complain to the school since the school does more parenting than the parents do.
    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

    The OP's article says that interested students were allowed to pick up Bibles: "The Gideons International had delivered several boxes of the sacred books to the school office. The staff allowed interested students to stop by and pick them up."

    I maintain that this is not the same as the school's handing the Bibles out. Sounds to me as if the students had a choice and could have not stopped by and picked the Bibles up. If there was no pressure and the decision was voluntary, how different is this than stopping by the library and checking out a Bible or whatever?

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    Re: Pagan mom challenges Bible giveaway at North Carolina school

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    The OP's article says that interested students were allowed to pick up Bibles: "The Gideons International had delivered several boxes of the sacred books to the school office. The staff allowed interested students to stop by and pick them up."

    I maintain that this is not the same as the school's handing the Bibles out. Sounds to me as if the students had a choice and could have not stopped by and picked the Bibles up. If there was no pressure and the decision was voluntary, how different is this than stopping by the library and checking out a Bible or whatever?
    The question would be: Has the school allowed local Muslim elders from the mosque drop off boxes of the Quran and allow the students to pick those up as well?
    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 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
    the real reason why she's mad:

    The Gideons International had delivered several boxes of the sacred books to the school office. The staff allowed interested students to stop by and pick them up.
    No one put the bible on her son's desk, he stopped by and picked one up. He was interested in a faith other than his mother's, and she takes offense. She thinks, wrongly, that she has failed as a parent. Furthermore she is projecting her anger stemming from this erroneous guilt onto someone else so that she doesn't have to face her failure.

    And now it's on DP...here comes the **** storm!

    So, calm down folks. The woman isn't a failure, the child is just curious, and the school just set set the bibles out to be picked up.

    No big deal.

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    Re: Pagan mom challenges Bible giveaway at North Carolina school

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    The question would be: Has the school allowed local Muslim elders from the mosque drop off boxes of the Quran and allow the students to pick those up as well?
    Only Muslims are supposed to touch the Quran, so it's unlikely Muslims even tried to make it available for the infidels to defile.

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