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#31    Xanthurion2

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 05:14 AM

Mike Judge created King of the Hill. I'm sure it's a different one though

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 06:02 AM

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Mike Judge, Christian Institute spokesman, said: ‘Religious education is squeezed already – there’s barely enough time to cover Christianity and the other major religions.

'Introducing paganism is just faddish and has more to do with the political correctness of teachers than the educational needs of children.’

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Paganism and Druidism are more local religions than Christianity and other religions.  Religions that have survived the inquisition, withchunts, Cesar for more than 2000 years deserve something others than the title of "faddish".

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 06:09 AM

View PostBeckys_Mom, on 16 April 2012 - 12:55 PM, said:

Where i come from  any time we attended  RE lessons in any school ... We never ever were taught about  other faiths.. All they stuck with was - Christianity..  And I am not kidding

If you lived over here and wanted to learn about other faiths, you go to a library  ....They may teach some other faiths  in   university  but not the primary or secondary schools that are Christian.....
My primary education was te same, and in fact in the secular state schools it still is.
A colleague of mine once got a local Imam to come in and he spoke at length about this history of Islam and the rituals and so forth. He was fascinating and the kids were rapt. Guess who got a smak on the knuckles because of the 'unapproved religion'?

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:01 AM

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My primary education was te same, and in fact in the secular state schools it still is.
A colleague of mine once got a local Imam to come in and he spoke at length about this history of Islam and the rituals and so forth. He was fascinating and the kids were rapt. Guess who got a smak on the knuckles because of the 'unapproved religion'?

Who did?

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:40 PM

I think it's a good idea that they are having lessons on this stuff in their schools. I myself am a Wiccan, and I meet people all the time who see a pentagram drawn on my arm or some other neopagan symbol and they say something like "Oh look, your a satanist!" It's just that people aren't properly educated about such things, so they usually end up offending people like me. It would be nice if they could know a bit more about us.


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Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:50 AM

View PostBeckys_Mom, on 17 April 2012 - 11:01 AM, said:

Who did?
The teacher who invited the Imam got into tonnes of trouble despite filling out the paperwork etc.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:04 AM

View PostWearer of Hats, on 18 April 2012 - 09:50 AM, said:

The teacher who invited the Imam got into tonnes of trouble despite filling out the paperwork etc.

That's  terrible ....

I had a Christian RE teacher that  said, all the other religious people in the world  who worship  other Gods or multi Gods.. are going to hell........... I guess this is part of the reason why so many Christian schools over here will refuse to  educated kids on  world religion ...

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 01:01 PM

That thing about going to hell always confused me. I mean, if Jesus Christ is so kind and compassionat and loves us all, why would he send us to hell for not believing in his god and that he's that god's son? Doesn't make sense when you think about it.

But thats just my opinion, so i dunno.


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Posted 18 April 2012 - 05:43 PM

View PostBeckys_Mom, on 18 April 2012 - 10:04 AM, said:

That's  terrible ....

I had a Christian RE teacher that  said, all the other religious people in the world  who worship  other Gods or multi Gods.. are going to hell........... I guess this is part of the reason why so many Christian schools over here will refuse to  educated kids on  world religion ...

It was Irish missionaries that converted the pagan English, there's a little known fact that god had considered Ireland for the birth place of Jesus.....but he couldn't find three wise men and a virgin. :rofl:

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 04:00 PM

chistananity it just centred around death in my opinoin theres no ther religion thats caused more death, hence them being reprehencable about the past and not wnting people to "go there" catholics and christans are nothing more than a cult that caused the death and oppretion of millions of living breathing people , all hail athism!!


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Posted 20 April 2012 - 04:14 PM

wanting to think and know theres more is just part of the human phycy that helps us to spread and pro-create like any other organism out there its part of who we are witch has a benifet but please people take it to far when they start beliving in gods or god ect ,stay realistic and dont push catholosism or christianity on the kids with warnings on burning for eternity yada yada yada its all just fear tactics like any other religion


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Posted 20 April 2012 - 04:20 PM

View PostParacelse, on 17 April 2012 - 06:02 AM, said:

Paganism and Druidism are more local religions than Christianity and other religions.  Religions that have survived the inquisition, withchunts, Cesar for more than 2000 years deserve something others than the title of "faddish".

Mike Judge is an intolerant B.....
Actually modern druidism bears no relation to ancient druidism, it was effectively wiped out long ago with very little of their traditions surviving into written record. Modern druidism starts off with romanticising what was known of the Druids in the 18th century. Much of paganism is fairly recent as well, especially Wicca which was developed in the 50s.

Not that there's no reason for them to be included in a religious ed class.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 03:27 PM

View Posthetrodoxly, on 18 April 2012 - 05:43 PM, said:

It was Irish missionaries that converted the pagan English, there's a little known fact that god had considered Ireland for the birth place of Jesus.....but he couldn't find three wise men and a virgin. :rofl:

Posted Image OMG that is so funny...  Good one  ..

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 04:32 PM

I am Wiccan and agree that there should be some lessons taught.  Many are ignorant to the belief system of pagans, wiccans, witches.  We are not satanists.  We do not even believe in satan that is a Christian stygma.  It is good that someone has opened there eyes to teach the young that we are about celebrating life and nature.  We try to live in harmony with Nature and all the creatures upon this Mother Earth.  Blesse Be!  Merry Meet, Merry Part, Merry Meet Again


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Posted 27 April 2012 - 04:40 PM

I comletely agree with you . Do you know that christian churches were built over pagan sites to try to dicourage people from worshipping Mother Nature and induce people to go to christian churches?  That is awful in my opinion.

View PostArawyn, on 17 April 2012 - 12:40 PM, said:

I think it's a good idea that they are having lessons on this stuff in their schools. I myself am a Wiccan, and I meet people all the time who see a pentagram drawn on my arm or some other neopagan symbol and they say something like "Oh look, your a satanist!" It's just that people aren't properly educated about such things, so they usually end up offending people like me. It would be nice if they could know a bit more about us.

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