Why do you think they want prayer in schools?

Why do you think they want prayer in schools?

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Comment by Simon Paynton on September 19, 2013 at 4:27pm

I look for intelligent critique of my ideas.  I don't waste time talking to idiots.  I make good use of my time. 

Angela, your stuff on empathy is really good.  I'm going to save it and use it. 

Comment by Simon Paynton on September 19, 2013 at 4:44pm

@Angela - you're right, it does.  I think it's equivalent to asking "what is the most compassionate thing to do?" 

Comment by Simon Paynton on September 19, 2013 at 4:46pm

Perhaps it works for Mohammed too.  I've just started reading a book about him.  I have a friend whom I admire as a role model, and I ask WWBD? 

Comment by Jeremy Myob on September 19, 2013 at 5:21pm

Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and even life itself, cannot be my disciple. (Luke 14:26)

That doesn't sound like honoring to me.

Comment by _Robert_ on September 19, 2013 at 6:47pm

I actually feel a little sorry for jesus. I mean look at this poor kid.

Comment by Strega on September 19, 2013 at 8:16pm

Ad hominem, Angela.  WWJD?  Would he have made that comment?

Comment by Suzanne Olson-Hyde on September 19, 2013 at 8:39pm
If christians did, even some of the good stuff in the bible, there would not be a problem. I don't care where people get 'good intentions' from - but christians pick and choose what they follow.

And if a child or teenager, or relative chooses not to follow a particular religion - out they go, in many cases, completely ostrazied, shunned by family - all very loving.

I am lucky enough to be born into a society where religion is questioned, people are questioned, religions are scrutinized. People are becoming aware all the time of the hypocrisy in christians, hypocrisy in the bible. This is why they are losing ground on morality and ethics. They don't follow what they preach.

Children in catholic, independent schools aren't stupid. They are also realizing the hypocrisy in religious teachings - which is why, particularly catholics, do not want Ethics and Morals taught in secular schools.

Then there is our new Prime Minister - an ex- would be Jesuit priest - lets see him follow the teachings of the Jesuits - not going to happen - and this bloke is steeped in catholicism - will not respect people loving each other - doesn't care how pathetic our education system is - just keep pouring millions into catholic and Anglican and Muslim schools - at the expense of tax payers - at the expense of the rest of the children - criminal.

States closing down secular schools, instead of putting more money into these non-for-profit schools - nah, let's just keep pouring money into private schools, so they can have another swimming pool or tennis court.

The Science portfolio Minister has been dropped - this moron believes in Armageddon - has morning tea with our lovely George Pell, one of the top honchos in the catholic hierarchy here - the Master of Deflection as far as pedophilia is concerned.

While the kids who go to these private schools - become budding entrepreneurs, selling drugs to fellow students - there's progress. Why not - if the book and the people that they are 'taught' to follow - are also hypocrites.

- Ah, yes, the morality of religion, it really is heartwarming.
Comment by Suzanne Olson-Hyde on September 19, 2013 at 8:45pm
@Strega - this is taken from a comedy show in Australia, called the Gruen Planet - a section when a question is asked ' What would Putin do? - or What would Kim Jong Un do? It is a patronising question on what evil people, when they rule by perpetuating fear - can and do get away with. Very apt :)
Comment by Strega on September 19, 2013 at 9:09pm

Hey Suzanne, after getting your heads-up on the likelihood of you getting a twerp as a PM, I read up on the stuff he's been doing and saying since he got elected, and I think you were understating it, to be honest.  Not that Cameron is any better - he's a completely wet schoolboy compared to your guy.

Comment by Strega on September 20, 2013 at 12:06am

Loki!

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