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Fri, Dec. 10th, 2004 12:05 pm
God at School

As many of the people who read this already know, I'm pretty solidly planted on references to God in government literature; I don't think it should be there. That said, I'm perfecting willing to accept that throughout the history of our nation, Christianity has impacted our hertiage in much the same way that a Mack Truck impacts a squirrel on the road, but as a historian, I find attempts to surpress historical fact in public schools to be utterly shocking.

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taranhero
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Taran
Fri, Dec. 10th, 2004 09:15 am (UTC)

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

I love California. Yes I do.


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petercooperjr
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Peter Cooper Jr.
Fri, Dec. 10th, 2004 10:08 am (UTC)

Somehow "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof" has become "Anybody related to government can't mention the word 'God' or reference religion in any way".


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bronzite
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Robert Bronzite
Fri, Dec. 10th, 2004 10:27 am (UTC)

I usually hold the opinion that using the word "God" in an official document for reasons other than stating the directly observable is respecting an establishment of religion, but perhaps I misunderstand the passage.


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petercooperjr
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Peter Cooper Jr.
Fri, Dec. 10th, 2004 02:07 pm (UTC)

The use of the word God in the Declaration of Independence is hardly an establishment of a state religion.


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sirroxton
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Adam Augusta
Fri, Dec. 10th, 2004 02:16 pm (UTC)

Anybody who *absolutely* believes in and abides by the U.S. Constitution must acknowledge God, no?


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petercooperjr
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Peter Cooper Jr.
Fri, Dec. 10th, 2004 10:52 pm (UTC)

I'm not quite sure I follow your logic here.


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rgfgompei
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Rachael
Fri, Dec. 10th, 2004 11:46 am (UTC)

Wow, I'm with you on this one John. While I don't believe we should be putting references to god in official documents, the fact that it happened in the past is just that, fact. From the left wing side, it is important that our children realize our failures at this supposed seperation in the past so as to prevent it happening in the future. From a more realistic perspective, I think its amazing that a schoolteacher was using these original sources instead of stupid, dumbed down, biased textbooks. I hate to see education suffer because people can't tell the difference between imposing religion on people and teaching them about history.


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sirroxton
sirroxton
Adam Augusta
Fri, Dec. 10th, 2004 11:52 am (UTC)

Of course I don't know for sure, but it seems plausible that the Principal is being an activist against California state law.

Perhaps he finds the law, as worded, to be so ridiculous that he's banning documents that nobody would ever sue over in an effort to instigate legal action and get the law overturned or put political pressure on the legislature to amend/repeal it.


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sirroxton
sirroxton
Adam Augusta
Fri, Dec. 10th, 2004 12:11 pm (UTC)

Or maybe he's just a crackpot.


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