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ralis

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In Topic: Confusion around "Kunlun."

21 April 2014 - 09:06 PM

There are a few here that imply that they have received the 'Red Dragon Palm' practice and at the same time may be warning or discouraging others from having it. That is the practice I am missing. I have the Kunlun/Red Phoenix and if anyone has the 'Red Dragon Palm' and are willing to share it you can PM me.


In Topic: Theocracy Movement In The U.S.

19 April 2014 - 03:34 PM

I've always thought it odd that people imagine there's no prayer in the schools.  How would they possibly know? The fervent inner thoughts of a slient believer who prays for prayers own sake--rather than to make a show or political statement--is perhaps the best kind of prayer.  This kind of communion with the divine has never been, and will never be, against school rules.  I imagine that even more vocal worship, when conducted among friends in an informal way--say on the playground or something-- would also get a pass.

 

The only kind of prayer not allowed in schools is prayer presided over by a teacher, or otherwise formally sanctioned by the authorities, in such a way that non-believers might feel coerced into participation.  Does God only listen to the pleas of the devout when they are forced into divine contemplation by their math instructor?

 

Liminal  

 

 

The OP is in regards to a certain curriculum in high schools and in this case a four year course in what amounts to bible study. As I posted in a previous post here, Steve Green has a vision for this to be mandatory for all schools. The YouTube spells that out. Are you in support of this kind of propaganda/religious indoctrination for high school kids?


In Topic: Theocracy Movement In The U.S.

19 April 2014 - 11:25 AM

Steve Green Templeton award recipient preaching his bias. He claims that the book has impacted/influenced science and the arts. It has, but not in the way he frames it. The church has held back scientific advancement and the arts. 

 

 

 

 


In Topic: Theocracy Movement In The U.S.

19 April 2014 - 11:19 AM

http://freethoughtbl...ble-curriculum/

 

 

 

That is what our goal would be, so that we can have reintroduced this book to this nation. This nation is in danger because of its ignorance of what God has taught. There is (sic) lessons from the past that we can learn from the dangers of ignorance of this book. We need to know it. And if we don’t know it, our future is gonna be very scary. So we need to be able to teach and educate students.


In Topic: Theocracy Movement In The U.S.

19 April 2014 - 11:12 AM

http://www.washingto...03f0_story.html

 

 

There are a few problems here. Green has expressed hope that this course can become mandatory as opposed to an elective course. That is a dangerous precedent.

 

 

 

So will civil libertarians. In an award acceptance speech last April before the National Bible Association, Green explained that his goals for a high school curriculum were to show that the Bible is true, that it’s good and that its impact, “whether (upon) our government, education, science, art, literature, family ... when we apply it to our lives in all aspects of our life, that it has been good.”

If realized, these sentiments, although shared by millions of Americans, could conflict with the court’s requirement that public school treatment of the Bible be taught in a secular, academic fashion.

In the same speech, Green expressed hope that such courses would become mandatory, whereas now they are usually elective.