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MarkCharles Donating Member (932 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 03:06 PM
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When atheists teach their children, as young as this, does this offend?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQx73pr94WA

Uploaded by johncwilson on Dec 8, 2011
If you haven't seen Rick Perry's ad, go watch that first.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PAJNntoRgA
We made our own presidential ad... a parody of Rick Perry's overly "successful" Strong ad..... only we ALLOW comments....
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 03:08 PM
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1. From the mouths of babes. Thanks for posting. n /t
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 03:08 PM
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2. Why? n/t
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Lance_Boyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 03:09 PM
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3. Why should it?
If it's not a problem to teach your young children the blatant lie that jesus loves them then it shouldn't be a problem to tell teach them that if someone named jesus tries to love them they should call the cops.

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bowens43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 03:13 PM
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4. would it be offensive to teach them math or reading?
Edited on Thu Dec-08-11 03:13 PM by bowens43
why would this be offensive? I would find it offensive if they were teaching the child that there is an invisible omnipotent little old man sitting up in the clouds smiting some and blessing others...........
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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 03:14 PM
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5. Each of us is entitled to celebrate our own beliefs (or lack thereof)
in our own way.

As I understand it, school officials cannot advocate for or establish religion in the school. A school employee cannot post a sign or teach about religion in the school.

But, children can talk about or practice their religion in the schools as long as the initiative comes from the child or children. A child can give a report about religion, as I understand it, but the teacher cannot read from a book that is religious.

Correct me if I am wrong. It has been some years since I dealt with this question, but I think this is the law. Government employees have to be neutral about religion, neither promoting nor condemning or making difficult the practice of religion.
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dtexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 03:16 PM
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6. When Christians teach their children, as young as this, does this offend?
When Jewish people teach their children, as young as this, does this offend?

When Muslims teach their children, as young as this, does this offend?

When pagans teach their children, as young as this, does this offend?

When agnostics teach their children, as young as this, does this offend?

When Hindus teach their children, as young as this, does this offend?

When any people teach their children, as young as this, does this offend?
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 03:20 PM
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7. well then... teaching children that there is a god is also offensive
Edited on Thu Dec-08-11 03:21 PM by fascisthunter
funny how religious people get a pass on teaching children about a god, but when the tables are turned, it becomes possibly an "offensive" issue. The irony... talk about entitlement, and yes, the overtly religious are THE MOST self-entitled hypocrites.
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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 04:04 PM
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11. +Skewe's Number nt
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RoccoR5955 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 03:38 PM
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8. ABSOLUTELY NOT! As a matter of fact
It makes me feel all warm inside!
It makes me feel as I have for quite some time, that god is nothing more than dog spelled backwards, and Jesus does a hell of a job as my gardener. No need to worship them.
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bluecoat_fan Donating Member (118 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 03:42 PM
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9. I find teaching the imaginary god to children is offensive.
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MarkCharles Donating Member (932 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 03:54 PM
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10. I love the responses to the video post so far..very wise DU members here. nt
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 04:32 PM
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12. I teach 4, 5, 6 year olds in Ethical Culture on Sundays.
This is my kind of kid!
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 05:44 PM
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13. Rick Perry fails YouTube 101
... As of this writing, 120,376 people had said they disliked the ad, while just 2,888 had said they liked it ...
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13772_3-57339107-52/rick-perr...
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 05:48 PM
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14. In CNN poll, Perry still down in early states
Posted on December 7, 2011 at 3:57 pm by Joe Holley in General

... A just-released CNN-Time/ORC poll shows .. Iowa .. with Perry at 9 percent.

Elsewhere, the Texas governor continues .. at 2 percent in New Hampshire, 8 percent in South Carolina and 3 percent in Florida ...

http://blog.chron.com/rickperry/2011/12/in-cnn-poll-per... /

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