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Republican Horrified to Discover that Christianity is Not the Only Religion
Posted: 11 July 2012 04:06 PM   [ Ignore ]
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duh.

Republican Horrified to Discover that Christianity is Not the Only Religion

It’s an honest mistake, assuming that the Constitution only protects your own personal megachurch faith. But one Louisiana Republican is learning the hard way that religious school vouchers can be used to fund education at all sorts of religious schools, even Muslim ones. And while she’s totally in favor of taxpayer money being used to pay for kids to go to Christian schools, she’s willing to put a stop to the entire program if Muslim schools are going to be involved.

Valarie Hodges admitted that when she supported Governor Bobby Jindal’s school voucher program, she only did so because she assumed the religious school vouchers could only be used for Christian schools…

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Posted: 11 July 2012 05:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I love it. Blank stare face should follow.

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Posted: 11 July 2012 05:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Yet another great example of the presumptuously arrogant sense of entitlement that some of these Christians have.

Not just that they’re upset that some other religion is being given the same ‘benefit’ that they are, but that the potential for this scenario apparently didn’t even occur to them in the first place!

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Posted: 11 July 2012 07:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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she’s willing to put a stop to the entire program if Muslim schools are going to be involved.

I’m willing to put a stop to it. All of it…period.

If these people want to fund whatever it is they confuse for “education” they can do it without picking my pocket.

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Posted: 11 July 2012 08:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Equal Opportunity Curmudgeon - 11 July 2012 07:34 PM

she’s willing to put a stop to the entire program if Muslim schools are going to be involved.

I’m willing to put a stop to it. All of it…period.

If these people want to fund whatever it is they confuse for “education” they can do it without picking my pocket.

Well put! cool smile

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Posted: 11 July 2012 10:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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You Go Girl

Valarie Hodges admitted that when she supported Governor Bobby Jindal’s school voucher program, she only did so because she assumed the religious school vouchers could only be used for Christian schools. Religious freedom means that everyone’s free to follow Valarie Hodges’ religion! She explains,

  I actually support funding for teaching the fundamentals of America’s Founding Fathers’ religion, which is Christianity, in public schools or private schools. I liked the idea of giving parents the option of sending their children to a public school or a Christian school.

Onward Christian Soldiers marching off into war, with the faith of Jesus we will conquer all . . .    shock

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Posted: 11 July 2012 11:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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skuld - 11 July 2012 04:06 PM

duh.

Republican Horrified to Discover that Christianity is Not the Only Religion

It’s an honest mistake, assuming that the Constitution only protects your own personal megachurch faith. But one Louisiana Republican is learning the hard way that religious school vouchers can be used to fund education at all sorts of religious schools, even Muslim ones. And while she’s totally in favor of taxpayer money being used to pay for kids to go to Christian schools, she’s willing to put a stop to the entire program if Muslim schools are going to be involved.

Valarie Hodges admitted that when she supported Governor Bobby Jindal’s school voucher program, she only did so because she assumed the religious school vouchers could only be used for Christian schools…

Man, that’s pretty funny.

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Posted: 12 July 2012 12:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Equal Opportunity Curmudgeon - 11 July 2012 07:34 PM

I’m willing to put a stop to it. All of it…period.

If these people want to fund whatever it is they confuse for “education” they can do it without picking my pocket.

We could also use the money for Dennett’s proposal: use the money to teach about all major religions:

- what are their ‘holy books’
- what is their history, how did they come into existence, who were their grounders
- what are their holy places
- what are their rituals
- what is their organisational structure
- where do the believers live
- etc…

Just the cultural history and sociology of all these religions. Good idea?

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Posted: 12 July 2012 04:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Just the cultural history and sociology of all these religions. Good idea?

Works for me. Should work for the religulous as well, as they are the ones who are always calling for “equal time.”

Of course, they tend to think that “equal time” only means that their particular cult gets a hearing. Ain’t it amazing how they get cold feet when any of the non-Christian religions show up for the discussion????  wink

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Posted: 12 July 2012 06:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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I love it.

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Posted: 12 July 2012 08:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Hah!  Now that’s funny.

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Posted: 02 August 2012 12:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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This also points the way to dealing with those who want Creationism taught in school. Agree with them! And make sure ALL creation myths are covered OR sue them for discrimination.  That’ll stop’em in their tracks just like with this school funding thing.

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Posted: 02 August 2012 12:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Can imagine how some of these people would crap themselves if the Heliopolitan creation myth of the ancient Egyptians was taught in schools?

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Posted: 02 August 2012 01:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Thanks DM. I book marked the page and will use it often. I can’t wait until the next time I can respond “Yes, we should teach creation myths in public schools. I like this one.”

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Posted: 02 August 2012 02:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Geez, when I first read the title of this thread, I was sure that it would be an article from The Onion.

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Posted: 02 August 2012 03:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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skuld - 11 July 2012 04:06 PM

duh.

Republican Horrified to Discover that Christianity is Not the Only Religion

It’s an honest mistake, assuming that the Constitution only protects your own personal megachurch faith. But one Louisiana Republican is learning the hard way that religious school vouchers can be used to fund education at all sorts of religious schools, even Muslim ones. And while she’s totally in favor of taxpayer money being used to pay for kids to go to Christian schools, she’s willing to put a stop to the entire program if Muslim schools are going to be involved.

Valarie Hodges admitted that when she supported Governor Bobby Jindal’s school voucher program, she only did so because she assumed the religious school vouchers could only be used for Christian schools…

I have no idea how many religions there are but I’m will to bet I can’t count that high.

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