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116brother June 2nd, 2014 6:07pm

Which would you rather have taught in schools if you had to choose?

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RINOTom Peoria, IL
06/02/14 2:11 pm

The Bible should be a personal thing - religion is between you and your God. It's disturbing and freaky the number of people who no longer treat it as such...

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TeaPartier Dont Tread on Me
06/02/14 2:03 pm

"There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the Lord." Proverbs 21:30

The Bible.

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RINOTom Peoria, IL
06/02/14 2:12 pm

Not everyone in your school is a Christian,

Caysie98 Austin, TX
06/02/14 1:31 pm

Hm. I'd rather neither are taught- I don't think we should teach kids how to use guns and I am strongly against the bible being allowed to be taught in schools. I know some knowledge of the bible is important in studying literature, but if you give

Caysie98 Austin, TX
06/02/14 1:32 pm

schools the right to teach the bible, some schools will teach in science class instead English class.

jackietheman Just Stop...
06/02/14 4:24 pm

Why would we not teach kids how to properly and safely use guns? They are our second amendment right to use for self-defense. Besides, the more armed and well trained citizens we have the easier it will be to prevent mass shootings.

ProFreedom Wisdom beyond my years
06/02/14 12:59 pm

You can have decent morals and empathy without religion, self-defense is necessary

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
06/02/14 11:16 am

Oh, I like this poll! If the Bible doesn't win, we're in worse trouble than I thought. I'd be happy to see gun safety taught, but the Bible is foundational.

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116brother
06/02/14 11:32 am

Exactly

jackietheman Just Stop...
06/02/14 12:02 pm

I'd rather not teach my kids a religious book.

jackietheman Just Stop...
06/02/14 12:06 pm

I mean, yes, portions of the bible are foundational. Teaching everyone about all six major religions and Athiesm as part of a comparative world religions course is good, but learning from the bible as creation

jackietheman Just Stop...
06/02/14 12:06 pm

being the only theory kids are taught etc is bad.

116brother
06/02/14 12:11 pm

I wouldn't think so since it's right

jackietheman Just Stop...
06/02/14 12:21 pm

I do firmly believe that creation is how the world was made. But forcing our god and our theories on kids? No. We can educate them on both theories, and on the evidence for both sides of the issues of god. (Coming from a firm believer)

steelcity Pittsburgh
06/02/14 12:52 pm

I actually voted for guns because I don't think the bible should be taught in schools. With the amount of heretical bible teaching in the country who knows what would actually be taught.

jackietheman Just Stop...
06/02/14 1:24 pm

Exactly, steelcity. Which interpretation are we teaching? Also, I do believe gun safety is important to teach kids.

monstermom Washington
06/02/14 1:42 pm

Whose Bible? There are too many religions to teach from any Bible..

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
06/02/14 5:45 pm

To all/ interesting flurry of reactions, indeed. But most of you seem not to realize that it is perdectly legal and fair to teach the Bible as a book of literature and history, indeed a masterpiece of literature. I'll bet none of you were aware that

jackietheman Just Stop...
06/02/14 5:50 pm

Tlaney, I very much believe in teaching it that way, but not religiously.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
06/02/14 5:50 pm

William Shakespeare himself was on the translation team for the King James Bible and hid his name in one of the Psalms.
So I'm not suggesting a course in Christian Theology.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/02/14 11:15 am

At least learning to shoot a gun has some practicality.

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ScrewU Gone
06/02/14 1:11 pm

I'd argue that developing a moral compass is a far more valuable skill.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/02/14 1:13 pm

You don't need the bible, religion or any theistic notions to do that.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/02/14 1:15 pm

If you want your school doing that instead of doing it yourself, I'd question your parenting skills.

ScrewU Gone
06/02/14 2:42 pm

I agree with you there, and I'm not a Christian so it wouldn't be my book of first choice. But I disagree that people of no faith have any reason to restrict themselves to a moral code. If the people here are at all representative of the rest,

ScrewU Gone
06/02/14 2:43 pm

I find atheist to be predictably despicable people.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/02/14 2:48 pm

I know many great theists and many great atheists. It's the person who defines their beliefs. I would never advocate someone teaching children religious doctrine; especially if they were my own. If someone wants that, do it themselves or allow the

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/02/14 2:51 pm

child to choose to go to some religious service if they'd like. No one should be forced into a religious setting before they can understand that there are different world views.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/02/14 3:59 pm

And why's that?

TeaPartier Dont Tread on Me
06/03/14 8:31 am

Kidding, MrL. If I unfollowed someone just because we don't agree 100%, I would be following anyone. Beside you and aren't exactly the same politically, but you are a gentleman on here. You've earned respect.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/03/14 8:58 am

Much appreciated, and the feelings are mutual. (: