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    Re: Texas board adopts new social studies curriculum

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    So you have no evidence and basing this purely off memory. Come back when you have actual proof.

    Here you can read it for yourself.

    The Jefferson Bible - Google Books

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    Re: Texas board adopts new social studies curriculum

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Here you can read it for yourself.

    The Jefferson Bible - Google Books
    Then it should be easy to point out.

    Lets see it.

    It is certainly not my job to find evidence for someone else's laughable claim.
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    Re: Texas board adopts new social studies curriculum

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    Then it should be easy to point out.

    Lets see it.

    It is certainly not my job to find evidence for someone else's laughable claim.
    Point out what? That Jefferson eliminated the super natural from his version of the bible?

    I guess one would have to read the whole thing and I gave you the link for that. Or you can read this quick synopsis [ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_Bible]Jefferson Bible - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]

    BTW did you know that the Texas School Board tried to basically eliminate Jefferson from the hiistory books. I wonder why?

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    Re: Texas board adopts new social studies curriculum

    Quote Originally Posted by tryreading View Post
    One other response to you.

    Thomas Jefferson once wrote a book coined 'The Jefferson Bible.' He called it The Life And Times Of Jesus Christ, if I remember right.

    In this book, Jefferson re-wrote the story of Jesus, omitting all reference to divinity and the performing of miracles. So, in his book, Jesus was a good man with an admirable philosophy, but not the son of God.
    He did not "rewrite" the story or history of Jesus as in added anything or changed the basic teachings of Jesus. He did omit anything that would be considered a miracle, magical etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by tryreading View Post
    Would any Christian you know or have ever known have done this editing to the story of Jesus?
    Yes, as Jefferson was a Christian. Christian simply means follower of Christ, which he was in an off handed way.

    If he was not a follower of the teachings of Christ, would he have felt compelled to show the teaching of Jesus the way he saw them? I doubt it.

    This does not make the Jeffersonian Bible any less informative or useful. It still teaches the basic tenants of what Jesus was teaching. Jesus after all was a man, seeing him in that light is not a bad thing. He himself identified himself as the son of man.

    I believe he was the son of God, some think he was a profit and still others think he was just a wise man.

    It is not really important to anything except Thomas Jefferson, who is dead.

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    Then it should be easy to point out.

    Lets see it.

    It is certainly not my job to find evidence for someone else's laughable claim.
    Hope this helps.
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    Re: Texas board adopts new social studies curriculum

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Point out what? That Jefferson eliminated the super natural from his version of the bible?

    I guess one would have to read the whole thing and I gave you the link for that. Or you can read this quick synopsis Jefferson Bible - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    BTW did you know that the Texas School Board tried to basically eliminate Jefferson from the hiistory books. I wonder why?
    Who is Thomas Jefferson?

    That was me pretending to be a high school student in Texas in a few years.
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    Re: Texas board adopts new social studies curriculum

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    Nice ducking of the facts. A cowardly tactics but not an original one.



    In other words you can't debate the points so you are running away. Got it.



    I asked if that was the next step since you don't want to talk about the facts of the UN. Don't lie about what I said.



    Bull****. You said:



    Which is not only a lie its a setup for not talking about an negative facts against the UN. Since you are willing to cover up factual data about the UN because it doesn't fit with your own political agenda I asked if book burning was next on your list since they burned books for the same reason.

    And the question still stands....



    LOL Right. Because I don't want to censor unflattering history of the UN I'm injecting opinion. If censorship of factual data is what you consider truth you've got a long way to go.



    Since you are incapable of reading the OP I'll quote it for you again:

    They also required that public school students in Texas evaluate efforts by global organizations such as the United Nations to undermine U.S. sovereignty.

    Is evaluate too big of a word for you?



    Wrong again slick. I wish at some point you actually kept up with events.

    Texas educators voted to reinstate Thomas Jefferson to the state's study curriculum after earlier deleting him, observers said.

    Texas school board 'reinstates' Jefferson - UPI.com

    Try to keep up.



    You're right. I just made up all those quotes of Jefferson and t he rest of the founding fathers

    Thanks for staying predictable.
    I'm simply going to leave you with this:

    You don't cure the virus of a political classroom by simply redirecting the politics. That's all this bill does. You don't want critical thinking - you want to indoctrinate children with your beliefs in the way you believe liberals have done.

    You are no better than that which you abhor.

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    Re: Texas board adopts new social studies curriculum

    Quote Originally Posted by FilmFestGuy View Post
    I'm simply going to leave you with this:

    You don't cure the virus of a political classroom by simply redirecting the politics. That's all this bill does. You don't want critical thinking - you want to indoctrinate children with your beliefs in the way you believe liberals have done.

    You are no better than that which you abhor.
    Once again no evidence to back up any of the conclusions you draw and to top it off you ignore the evidence presented to you.

    That is where we differ.
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    Re: Texas board adopts new social studies curriculum

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    Who is Thomas Jefferson?

    That was me pretending to be a high school student in Texas in a few years.
    Sigh. God I wish you would read.

    Texas educators voted to reinstate Thomas Jefferson to the state's study curriculum after earlier deleting him, observers said.

    Texas school board 'reinstates' Jefferson - UPI.com
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    Re: Texas board adopts new social studies curriculum

    I knew when they did this that it was going to become a debate almost exclusively about Thomas Jefferson's beliefs and importance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    I knew when they did this that it was going to become a debate almost exclusively about Thomas Jefferson's beliefs and importance.
    He was Important to the history of this country. I think politically speaking he was ahead of his time. Other than this, people act like he was THE founding father, he was not. He was one of many that had differing views.

    He is pretty much the only one that said anything at all about the "wall of separation" so naturally he would come up.
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    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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