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Trump supports teaching Bible classes in public schools

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    Schmidt Wrote:

    Yahoo News, January 29, 2019: Trump boosts bills to teach his favorite book — the Bible — in public schools

    Trump tweeted:

    Donald J. Trump ? @realDonaldTrump

    Numerous states introducing Bible Literacy classes, giving students the option of studying the Bible. Starting to make a turn back? Great!

    6:21 AM - Jan 28, 2019

    From Yahoo News:

    "Trump’s tweet came minutes after “Fox & Friends” aired a segment Monday morning on pending legislation in six states — Florida, Indiana, Missouri, North Dakota, Virginia and West Virginia — that would allow Bible literacy courses to become a part of a public school education."

    The ACLU has responded:

    “Yet again, President Trump is exploiting religious divisions to score political points. Public school Bible courses are rarely taught neutrally and objectively as required by the Constitution,” Daniel Mach, director of the ACLU Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief, told Yahoo News in an email. “Instead, these courses usually resemble Sunday school classes that blatantly violate students’ and parents’ First Amendment rights. Religious education is best left to families and faith communities, not public school officials.”

    Trump is about religious as Putin. However, he certainly understands how to get votes.

    He probably would be okay with corporal punishment of students too. Chewing gum in class? out back to be flogged.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/School_corporal_p...

    "As of October 2, 2018, corporal punishment is still legal in private schools in every U.S. state except New Jersey and Iowa, legal in public schools in 19 U.S. states, permitted in 18, and practiced in 15 U.S. states."

    Surprisingly, many states practice corporal punishment in schools. I didn't realize that until I searched for it.

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    "Corporal punishment"? Yes that are "bible classes". Why? because it "indoctrinates" the "brain" with things, which don't help the "student" learn to rational thinking nor analytic thinking. The "stupidity" of "believing" that "human" beings can "walk on water" is such an example. If then the "exuse" is; but he was an "god", then immediately the question should arise: Do "god's (floating somewhere) know what "water" is or know the "human" invented "word" for it, or its chemical name H2O. Just saying you have to "belief" this; does not cut it. So I call such a "punishment" for the child's brain, which is then programmed in believing unproven things are up there as well written only by "humans" centuries ago and should control your thinking. Ridiculous. We live now in 2018 and should know better.
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    In October of 2018, a 7 year old Wisconsin boy was beaten and killed for not memorizing Bible verses. Apparently memorizing Bible verses is more important than putting those verses into practice.

    http://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/02/02/a-7-year-old-boy-was-beaten-and-killed-for-not-memorizing-bible-verses/

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    that guy in AZ Wrote:

    In October of 2018, a 7 year old Wisconsin boy was beaten and killed for not memorizing Bible verses. Apparently memorizing Bible verses is more important than putting those verses into practice.

    http://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/02/02/a-7-year-old-boy-was-beaten-and-killed-for-not-memorizing-bible-verses/

    Yes Arizona; how low can an country sink? Indeed these "evangelicals" are an sick bunch here; no wonder that this country can't be governed the proper way due to the crazy indoctrination of these people. Europe kicked these oddballs out centuries ago and festered here and became even more nutty.
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    In a way these Bible classes have many teaching similarities to that of the Wahhabism brand of Islam being taught in Saudi financed Madrassas around the world. That's not to equate Wahhabism with any form of modern Christianity, but the indoctrination to the respective faiths is an important aspect of spreading the faith at a very young age starting with Sunday schools.
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    Schmidt Wrote: In a way these Bible classes have many teaching similarities to that of the Wahhabism brand of Islam being taught in Saudi financed Madrassas around the world. That's not to equate Wahhabism with any form of modern Christianity, but the indoctrination to the respective faiths is an important aspect of spreading the faith at a very young age starting with Sunday schools.
    Indoctrination is the correct word. It intrigues me that conservatives claim that universities “indoctrinate” their kids. Exactly what do they think they were doing when they were raising their kids?
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    Schmidt and Lonely, absolutely correct. When I was a little kid I had foster parents who were very Christian and they sent me to Sunday school. The minister who preached there was an real asshole; when I raised the right questions he got mad and I got kicked out. That was the end of it; I was moved to other foster parents without religion.