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readmoreoften Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-21-08 09:11 PM
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20. I would say that you are correct. But it is very subtle. Here's some notes:
1) "The Bible" is not the recorded history of the Israelites. The Old Testament or the Torah is the recorded history of the Israelites. The New Testament is the history of Christianity and involves stories about the spread of Christianity to various locals.

2) To say that Arabs spread Islam through conquest and to fail to mention the Inquisition is telling about the teacher's attitudes.

3) What is the point of such "facts" as "Plato disapproved of democracy" and "Socrates was executed for corrupting the youth" without understanding WHY?

4) Number 54 is problematic and should be protested. The Ten Commandments contain platitudes that were long absorbed by English law and a teacher has no fucking business forcing students to memorize "facts" about where morals come from. Really? Is taking "the Lord thy God's name in vain" or "worshipping graven images" etc. really the foundation of modern moral behavior "still in our culture."

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