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    Re: Texas board adopts new social studies curriculum

    In final edits leading up to the vote, conservatives rejected language to modernize the classification of historic periods to B.C.E. and C.E. from the traditional B.C. and A.D.
    I don't really get the purpose behind changing the abbreviations in the first place. I mean, it's still the same calendar, still counting from the same year 0-point. Do people have similar misgivings about using the days of the week (Norse mythology) or names of planets (Roman mythology)?
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    Re: Texas board adopts new social studies curriculum

    Did the North still win the civil war?

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    Re: Texas board adopts new social studies curriculum

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Did the North still win the civil war?
    Why do you ask such stupid questions?

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    Re: Texas board adopts new social studies curriculum

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Why do you ask such stupid questions?
    Because its damn funny.
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    Re: Texas board adopts new social studies curriculum

    Ignorance knows no bounds.

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    Re: Texas board adopts new social studies curriculum

    Quote Originally Posted by Simba View Post
    Ignorance knows no bounds.
    true, the current administration is grateful for that fact



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    Re: Texas board adopts new social studies curriculum

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Let us know when you have some actual links to back up all that drivel...
    I'll be happy to as long as when I back them up with links you admit you were wrong.

    Considering your track record of running away when proven wrong, I'll need your word on it before tracking down and citing well known facts.
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    Re: Texas board adopts new social studies curriculum

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Did the North still win the civil war?
    Yep. And Texas still won its independence from Mexico.
    Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

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    Re: Texas board adopts new social studies curriculum

    Quote Originally Posted by tryreading View Post
    I was called a liar earlier. It must have been texmaster. Sorry, if it wasn't you.
    I don't know, don't remember. Not a big deal either way.

    Quote Originally Posted by tryreading View Post
    But, again, for maybe the eighth time on this thread, I posted two original documents, and one explains the purpose of the other. Read them if you want to, or not.
    No. It gives HIS explanation to the Baptist church he was righting to. He was not around when it was penned and voted on. He was in France.

    11 people put together the Constitution. You are trying to take one or two founders opinion which disagrees with the wording and treat it as law.

    This is the biggest problem with the whole "separation of church and state." It is not and never was part of our laws.

    Quote Originally Posted by tryreading View Post
    If you do read them, then why not give your own interpretation of the author's intent? If you don't read them, then there was no reason for you to argue with me anyway.
    I am not arguing the intent of any author. I am arguing the truth behind the history and the false parts that have been used as an excuse to wipe religion, or at least try to from everyday life.
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    Re: Texas board adopts new social studies curriculum

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    This is the biggest problem with the whole "separation of church and state." It is not and never was part of our laws.



    I am not arguing the intent of any author. I am arguing the truth behind the history and the false parts that have been used as an excuse to wipe religion, or at least try to from everyday life.[/QUOTE]

    Yes it is. It's not only in the first amendment, its been backed up by many Supreme Court cases.

    Religion doesn't need to be wiped away from everyday life, but the government has no place in providing anyone with any kind of religion. If you want religion, you have the means to seek it out yourself. No need for the government to support one religion or another.

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