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  •  It's not OUR kids, (2+ / 0-)
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    PaloAltoPixie, Kimbeaux

    it's their kids. I agree though, that public schools should not be indoctrinating children into any religion. Catholics have been doing it for centuries, but that doesn't make it right.

    •  doesn't matter (5+ / 0-)

      same way we can enforce seat belt laws, we can regulate the stupid out of americans.

      for the safety of the planet. in a perfect world that was rational, the battle of the ideas and facts would suffice.

      we have limited freedom for a reason.

      -You want to change the system, run for office.

      by Deep Texan on Wed Sep 18, 2013 at 09:49:49 PM PDT

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      •  We shall have to agree to disagree. (0+ / 0-)

        I don't think that stupidity can be regulated out of people, at least not when it comes to religious belief. You think it can. Maybe you're right.

        •  Freedom vs. education (15+ / 0-)

          I want my children taught that they are free to believe in whatever religion their little hearts desire.  And I want them to have at least a basic understanding of how the world functions based on tested, accepted scientific theories.  Sunday school class is the place for the first, and science class is the place for the second.  I don't expect a preacher to get up and try to explain Newtonian principles.  Likewise, I don't want a science teacher starting a class with, "And on the first day He created..."  

          This isn't legislating the stupid out of people.  They can believe what science has to say or not, I really don't care.  But having their particular religion's story of creation taught as just as possible as evolution gives children a skewed understanding of science, and that hurts America, all of us, in the end.  It's a global stage and teaching "intelligent design" makes our kids no more ready to compete with Europe and Asia than "Flying Spaghetti Monsterism."

    •  No, it isn't. (3+ / 0-)

      Who is this "they" you are speaking of?  The people who want to do this are the GOP of Kansas.  This is not in any way a "community" decision.  A quick search tells me there are nearly 8000 muslims living in Kansas.  A small bit of research should turn up any number of Catholics, Buddhists, agnostics, atheists and other non-fundamentalist Christian people there.

      Is it your belief that when any political party voices a goal it should be considered a request by the community?  

      Perhaps you are one of those people who holds the mistaken belief that our country runs solely on majority rule?  If so, you'd better go brush up on the constitution and the bill of rights.  Our country has taken great pains to protect the minority of the population from simple "majority rules", and religion is one of the areas where this really counts.

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