It is these types who bring hatred down on Christians. If these children truly are atheist (doubtful at such an age) then all the MORE reason to have them among believers so that they can at least here other ideas about faith. Christ ate with publicans and tax collectors - are these Welsh better?
Hanlon's Razor: "Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity."
Dumbledore: " Of course it's in your mind....., but that dosn't mean it's not real."
Posted 09 March 2013 - 06:40 AM
Timmeh, on 09 March 2013 - 02:53 AM, said:
Like I say about all governments "Anyone with enough common-sense to run a country has the common-sense not to".
Unfortunately that is the very reason we can never trust our "leaders"..... ( yoda voice)..... A Screwed up system it is.
"To know oneself is to study one self in action with another person. Relationship is a process of self evaluation and self revelation. Relationship is the mirror in which you discover yourself - to be is to be related."---Bruce Lee
If these children truly are atheist (doubtful at such an age) then all the MORE reason to have them among believers so that they can at least here other ideas about faith.
It doesn't actually say "atheist". It says the kids need a baptism certificate or some other document that will make the school think they're Catholic enough to ride their bus.
I found the article kind of funny. They have government budget cuts. They want to cut down on bus service. What do they do? Decide who gets to ride the bus on subjective measurements of faith like documents and letters from priests. Who would have thought that you would have to get baptized to ride a bus?
In the U.S. this kind of subsidy would be illegal in the first place.
This is not new, I think because there are so many issues(pending) as of late with the Catholic church that they are most likely very concerned with membership (the for life kind) and this is an incentive for the kids/parents that are going to their school anyways (who are sitting on the fence) to go ahead and get baptized etc.