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    Re: Pagan mom challenges Bible giveaway at North Carolina school

    Schools are not the place to distribute religious materials. That is the job of the parent. Furthermore, the parent is responsible to teach their child morality and judgment. Not the school. When a parent sends their child to school, they should know that they are going to be exposed to a certain curriculum. If that curriculum does not include religious study, then there is absolutely no reason for the distribution of religious materials at that school. To do so is undermining the parents authority and their plan to raise their child. It doesn’t take a village, it takes a family.
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    Re: Pagan mom challenges Bible giveaway at North Carolina school

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    the real reason why she's mad:
    Possibly right - she's pissed off at her kid for being interested in the bible and turns it on the School.
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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.
    Bad example... actually... the Torah is similar..... uh... boxes of Buddhist sutra's?
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    Re: Pagan mom challenges Bible giveaway at North Carolina school

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    Schools are not the place to distribute religious materials. That is the job of the parent. Furthermore, the parent is responsible to teach their child morality and judgment. Not the school. When a parent sends their child to school, they should know that they are going to be exposed to a certain curriculum. If that curriculum does not include religious study, then there is absolutely no reason for the distribution of religious materials at that school. To do so is undermining the parents authority and their plan to raise their child. It doesn’t take a village, it takes a family.
    Actually this is also a part of a schools job. Why do you think that kids are punished at school for not doing homework? For fighting? For bullying? For purposely breaking things? etc etc.

    A child's teachings about morality and making good judgement calls should never just stop because they are not around thier parents. That would just lead the kid to think that it is ok to do something bad any time that they want as long as thier parents are not around.
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    Re: Pagan mom challenges Bible giveaway at North Carolina school

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Bad example... actually... the Torah is similar..... uh... boxes of Buddhist sutra's?
    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.
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    Re: Pagan mom challenges Bible giveaway at North Carolina school

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    What's the problem? He came home with a bible?
    So you have no problem with government-run schools indoctrinating our children with religion?

    (Not that it matters, since the Constitution says you can't anyway).
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    Re: Pagan mom challenges Bible giveaway at North Carolina school

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    So you have no problem with government-run schools indoctrinating our children with religion?

    (Not that it matters, since the Constitution says you can't anyway).
    I'm about to give up and just start trolling.

    Leaving books available for students to pick up on their whim is not indoctrination.

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    Re: Pagan mom challenges Bible giveaway at North Carolina school

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I'm about to give up and just start trolling.

    Leaving books available for students to pick up on their whim is not indoctrination.
    Yes, please give up.
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    Re: Pagan mom challenges Bible giveaway at North Carolina school

    I was given a pocket sized Maroon soft cover Bible when I was in the 5th grade. We didn't read or study the book, so I don't understand why the Mom is so mad. I just thought that it was nice that someone gave me something for free when it wasn't my Birthday.
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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.
    It's entirely predictable that her motives are questioned, whereas the successful similar act is assumed to be of the highest morality. Purveyors of religion need to stay away from schools, in the same way that billboards, or drug pushers, are restricted or face extra penalties.
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