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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.
    'The Jefferson Bible' is a commonly known item. You aren't aware of it? Yet you're arguing his religious beliefs...
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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.
    text, you've seriously never heard of the Jefferson Bible?? Good God, man!!

    Jesus H. Christ, get over to Boarders Books and buy yourself a copy.

    Amazon.com: The Jefferson Bible (0046442077149): Thomas Jefferson, Forrest Church: Books

    Honestly, I don't see it as anything more than a paraphrasing of the New Testament without all the magic and miracles... The stories definitely lose something...

    But the effort by Jefferson does give you insight into his views on organized religion.

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    Re: Texas board adopts new social studies curriculum

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    What level? You mean the level of federally funded Texas school board level?



    It doesn't have to. It simply has to give preference to one religion specifically.



    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incorpo...Bill_of_Rights)
    OK, now show me where that bars States from including religious instruction in schools.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    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.
    Madison used the phrase at least several times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tryreading View Post
    Doesn't clear anything up. You have Jefferson's intent below, in his own words to his attorney general at the time of the penning of the letter.
    Below what?

    Quote Originally Posted by tryreading View Post
    Your info from 2002 isn't going to change Jefferson's intent.

    Anyway, post a link.
    And your info from no place is going to do what?

    What link? I gave his name and credentials, if you are that interested find it yourself.
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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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    Re: Texas board adopts new social studies curriculum

    Quote Originally Posted by tryreading View Post
    Madison used the phrase at least several times.
    That's 2 out of how many?

    GEORGE WASHINGTON, JAMES MADISON, THOMAS JEFFERSON, JOHN ADAMS, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, ALEXANDER HAMILTON, GEORGE MASON, GOUVERNEUR MORRIS, EDMUND RANDOLPH, ROGER SHERMAN, JAMES WILSON

    Oh thats right 11! Thomas Jefferson was in France serving as United States minister when the Federal Constitution was written in 1787. James Madison was his political protégé. Go figure?

    Now this has nothing at all to do with what is happening in Texas. No law is being passed and no wall exists in reality outside of the establishing of a federal or state religion as in passing of laws. This is the wall he was referring to. Assuming anything else is putting things into the Constitution that are just not in it for a reason.
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    Re: Texas board adopts new social studies curriculum

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Obviously you weren't. Please point out where someone said anything even close.
    To need to be shown that people believe this country is based on Christian beliefs shows me you don't have a clue what you're talking about.

    And now it is obvious you don't know the difference between the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, or their unique significance to our laws.

    Here's a nice link for you to study.
    http://www.infidels.org/library/mode...till/myth.html

    You're welcome.
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    Re: Texas board adopts new social studies curriculum

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Show me a story documenting this, I will care. Slanting history for political reasons is bad no matter who does it.
    No story, just personal experience. Which was kind of my point.

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    Re: Texas board adopts new social studies curriculum

    Oh thats right 11! Thomas Jefferson was in France serving as United States minister when the Federal Constitution was written in 1787. James Madison was his political protégé. Go figure?
    I have a hard time imagining Madison as Jefferson's protege.
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    Re: Texas board adopts new social studies curriculum

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    No story, just personal experience. Which was kind of my point.
    I stand by my comments. If there is a liberal bias in textbooks or teaching, it is just as bad as a conservative bias. The problem is the bias, not the direction of the bias. We should give our kids the facts, and teach them how to make informed decisions, not make those decisions for them.
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