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68. Harvard is affiliated with the UUA
Edited on Fri Oct-06-06 03:55 PM by mycritters2
and the direct descendants of the Puritans, the United Church of Christ, is one of the most liberal churches around now.

People and groups grow and change.

Oh, and Puritans in North America never burned witches at the stake. Those accused of witchcraft (all of whom denied the charge) were hanged or crushed to death. Not a huge difference, but still.

It was the enlightened Europeans who burned witches at the stake--and lots of 'em!
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  -CNN/AP: Harvard committee recommends returning religion to core curriculum DeepModem Mom  Oct-05-06 06:10 PM   #0 
  - This really 'latest breaking news'?  Ninja Jordan   Oct-05-06 06:14 PM   #1 
  - Harvard students attend Harvard in reliance of a certain promises.  philosophie_en_rose   Oct-05-06 06:21 PM   #5 
     - Does it apply to current students?  Ninja Jordan   Oct-05-06 06:24 PM   #6 
     - The clip said "all undergraduates."  philosophie_en_rose   Oct-05-06 06:37 PM   #8 
     - Is Harvard actually "secular" and if it owes them a Level of Education...  Bucky   Oct-05-06 09:38 PM   #13 
     - You can't change graduation requirements for current students.  philosophie_en_rose   Oct-06-06 12:18 AM   #34 
        - What does "Why Americans Love God and Europeans Don't."  One_Life_To_Give   Oct-06-06 10:37 AM   #47 
           - Why Do Europeans Hate God?  AnnieBW   Oct-07-06 12:27 AM   #78 
              - Which has what to do with my post?  One_Life_To_Give   Oct-08-06 07:41 AM   #90 
     - There's a difference between indoctrination and studying religion as  Lydia Leftcoast   Oct-05-06 09:42 PM   #14 
     - Why should religion be singled out?  philosophie_en_rose   Oct-06-06 12:25 AM   #35 
        - You might ask that question about any area of study  Lydia Leftcoast   Oct-06-06 12:48 AM   #36 
        - Your personal attacks are absurd, and also prove the issue.  philosophie_en_rose   Oct-06-06 03:31 AM   #43 
           - This is not what Religious Studies is about  AliceWonderland   Oct-06-06 03:59 PM   #71 
        - Relgious instruction is VITAL to study ANY literature.  Nevernose   Oct-06-06 12:51 AM   #37 
           - .  philosophie_en_rose   Oct-06-06 01:06 AM   #40 
              - No, but most of it does  Nevernose   Oct-06-06 01:41 AM   #42 
     - Comparative religion and the like is hardly "inflicting religion"; ...  damntexdem   Oct-06-06 11:11 AM   #50 
  - Remember when prayer was in school?  Blaq Dem   Oct-05-06 06:17 PM   #2 
  - Most of the country never had school prayer  Lydia Leftcoast   Oct-05-06 09:45 PM   #16 
     - I went to school in Texas in the 50's & 60's.  Bridget Burke   Oct-06-06 12:41 PM   #56 
        - And the fundies try to convince young parents  Lydia Leftcoast   Oct-06-06 01:07 PM   #57 
  - When the hell will they pick a new president?  bluestateguy   Oct-05-06 06:19 PM   #3 
  - "Why Americans love God and Europeans don't" is a course at Harvard?  aquart   Oct-05-06 06:20 PM   #4 
  - There Should Be an Economics Course Named: "Why Europeans Have Higher.....  Anakin Skywalker   Oct-05-06 06:36 PM   #7 
  - there  Pat Cakes   Oct-06-06 12:57 AM   #39 
  - Professors often give their courses snappy titles  Lydia Leftcoast   Oct-05-06 09:54 PM   #18 
  - There's nothing inherently wrong with R.E. in the curriculum.  mwooldri   Oct-05-06 06:44 PM   #9 
  - Prayer can be done before the childs walks out the door  Blaq Dem   Oct-05-06 06:58 PM   #10 
  - Yeah, but our queen does not head the "Church of America."  philosophie_en_rose   Oct-05-06 08:27 PM   #11 
     - yeah, and what a lot of you nice yanks don't seem to get  iverglas   Oct-06-06 02:08 PM   #63 
        - Actually, Newfoundland had denominational schools until  AliceWonderland   Oct-06-06 04:31 PM   #72 
  - That's good.  bling bling   Oct-05-06 09:28 PM   #12 
  - By the nature of their vocation, most theology teachers are inclusive  Bucky   Oct-05-06 09:44 PM   #15 
  - In Norway, which has a state church,  KitSileya   Oct-07-06 05:27 AM   #85 
  - Many secular institutions have religious studies departments, including  Lydia Leftcoast   Oct-05-06 09:51 PM   #17 
     - That's an interesting graduate degree.  bling bling   Oct-05-06 10:34 PM   #20 
  - Those Puritans burned witches at the stake  IndianaGreen   Oct-05-06 09:57 PM   #19 
  - and horrible things are still done in the name of religion  dwickham   Oct-05-06 10:39 PM   #21 
  - Can you name a few good things done by organized religion?  daleo   Oct-05-06 10:48 PM   #24 
     - okay  dwickham   Oct-05-06 11:00 PM   #26 
     - All of those have been done by the civil authorities  daleo   Oct-05-06 11:06 PM   #28 
        - you're certainly entitled to your opinion  dwickham   Oct-05-06 11:24 PM   #31 
           - I was speaking of the whole world, not just the U.S.  daleo   Oct-05-06 11:34 PM   #33 
              - I can't answer for Canada  dwickham   Oct-06-06 12:22 PM   #54 
              - how's the gummint up here doing on the environment?  iverglas   Oct-06-06 01:48 PM   #61 
     - Well,  bling bling   Oct-05-06 11:03 PM   #27 
     - Religion can create a sense of community  daleo   Oct-05-06 11:11 PM   #29 
     - Sure,  cali   Oct-07-06 05:41 AM   #86 
  - Actually, IG, no witches were ever burned in North America  Lydia Leftcoast   Oct-05-06 10:41 PM   #22 
  - Still, those Puritans were quite a despicable lot  IndianaGreen   Oct-05-06 11:24 PM   #32 
  - Not all Puritans were responsible for the Salem Witch Trials  enigma000   Oct-06-06 11:09 AM   #48 
  - But they became the Congregationalists  One_Life_To_Give   Oct-06-06 11:12 AM   #51 
     - Congregationalists became the United Church of Christ  mycritters2   Oct-06-06 03:57 PM   #69 
        - Tue but our history still comes thru  One_Life_To_Give   Oct-08-06 07:38 AM   #89 
  - if I can say so with no intent to offend anyone  iverglas   Oct-06-06 10:23 AM   #46 
     - Well, W. Abbey IS still a functioning church, not an art museum  Lydia Leftcoast   Oct-06-06 12:37 PM   #55 
        - yes, but that was kinda my point  iverglas   Oct-06-06 01:35 PM   #59 
  - Maybe they can include that in the curriculum  daleo   Oct-05-06 10:42 PM   #23 
  - One class I took addressed all of those things.  bling bling   Oct-05-06 10:51 PM   #25 
  - That seems reasonable to me  daleo   Oct-05-06 11:14 PM   #30 
     - Well, Bush DID say that his favorite philosopher is Jesus.  bling bling   Oct-06-06 01:10 AM   #41 
  - They do examine these things  Lydia Leftcoast   Oct-06-06 12:53 AM   #38 
     - "Read what they're actually proposing before you go off..."  Bucky   Oct-06-06 04:20 AM   #44 
     - The article doesn't say they will study any of those things  daleo   Oct-06-06 02:51 PM   #65 
        - Well, it's a "for instance" kind of list, not an exhaustive list  Lydia Leftcoast   Oct-06-06 03:23 PM   #66 
           - I guess we would have to see the curriculum  daleo   Oct-06-06 03:51 PM   #67 
              - Good grief, you really think the title of the course has no irony?  AliceWonderland   Oct-06-06 04:42 PM   #73 
                 - I didn't say that  daleo   Oct-06-06 06:36 PM   #74 
  - Oh, please  cali   Oct-06-06 06:30 AM   #45 
  - Harvard is affiliated with the UUA  mycritters2   Oct-06-06 03:55 PM   #68 
     - The Ivy League  heliarc   Oct-07-06 02:49 AM   #82 
        - The direct descendants of the Puritans are the United Church of Christ  mycritters2   Oct-07-06 01:34 PM   #87 
           - Their dedication to the arts leaves much to be desired.  heliarc   Oct-08-06 06:55 PM   #92 
  - Requiring college students to take a religion class is tyranny.  Peace Patriot   Oct-06-06 11:10 AM   #49 
  - Harvard is not a public university  mycritters2   Oct-06-06 03:59 PM   #70 
  - But Harvard is very influential  daleo   Oct-06-06 06:39 PM   #75 
  - Religion departments aren't necessarily Divinity Schools  heliarc   Oct-07-06 02:55 AM   #83 
  - unless they are requiring belief in specific religion, it's a good idea  yurbud   Oct-06-06 11:21 AM   #52 
  - Bingo.  Chovexani   Oct-06-06 01:51 PM   #62 
     - is that a pic of the founder of your religion?  yurbud   Oct-06-06 10:37 PM   #77 
        - Hee, nope  Chovexani   Oct-07-06 01:53 AM   #79 
           - damn, I'm getting the alzheimers--I forgot that was Homey  yurbud   Oct-07-06 02:28 AM   #80 
  - people need to learn more ways to deal with it beyond being dismissive  yurbud   Oct-06-06 11:26 AM   #53 
  - This is an issue that involves 0.00001% of the U.S. population  brentspeak   Oct-06-06 01:09 PM   #58 
  - Hehe  heliarc   Oct-07-06 02:57 AM   #84 
  - I think comparative religions should be taught  Chovexani   Oct-06-06 01:47 PM   #60 
  - yup  WindRavenX   Oct-07-06 03:56 PM   #88 
  - Not necessarily a bad thing  Stuckinthebush   Oct-06-06 02:10 PM   #64 
  - For the most religious nation in the developed world  ozone_man   Oct-06-06 07:03 PM   #76 
  - Puritans were like the Taliban...  heliarc   Oct-07-06 02:43 AM   #81 
  - If religious studies is taught like it was at my college  Nikia   Oct-08-06 11:17 AM   #91 

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