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Saturday, August 18, 2012: 9:14 am
More from MarkMcDaniel
it is really important to me to teach my daughter how to think and not what to thinkNow that you have taught your daughter how to think can you also teach her how to walk by a table that you object too. If your are not teaching her what to think then why are you denying her this information? (hypocrite,control freak?) Sounds like you are only providing her with information you approve of and not letting her do any independent thinking. Maybe you would also consider teaching her about other peoples rights and let her know that they have rights also not just your daughter. These are the moments I feel sorry for school administrators and there are not many of those moments. Lets all pray for this guys kids doesn't sound like there's going to be to much laughter in this household.
Saturday, August 18, 2012: 11:23 am
More from bob searcy
strangely mr milligans comments were free from bitterness and name calling. ive learned that many christians will condemn your sinfilled, pitiful hide to eternal damnation then if you point out ant discrepancy in their lives they are quick with " oh we dont judge " .
this is the most lengthy article ive ever seen in the reporter. apparently they know how to get artesians riled.
@ mr milligan,
having myself been reared in a socially retarded fanatical religious atmosphere i can appreciate your concept of allowing your kids to pursue their own philosophies. in my family a scraped knee was attributed to gods wrath.. its as ignorant as it sounds..
Saturday, August 18, 2012: 12:14 pm
More from Funny
|LOL, get a life dude|
Saturday, August 18, 2012: 1:19 pm
More from RaynBo
|I am quite certain that if a Pagan Club or an GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) Club was set up there we would preaching damnation! I have to agree with Bob! I do believe that is where Mr. Milligan is coming from.... It is ok for us to shove certain beliefs down the throats of our students over and over again, if someone was to step outside the box or say hey this isnt right than them a bibles start thumping!!! This country would be better off if people started thinking for themselves!|
Saturday, August 18, 2012: 2:04 pm
More from Ledge
|I agree, walk around the table dude. Cheesh. Don't you think those officials had better things to do? If it had been a Islamic table would you have cried foul? Or an alternate lifestyle table???|
Saturday, August 18, 2012: 2:05 pm
More from turtle
|This is ridiculous!|
Saturday, August 18, 2012: 3:19 pm
More from rockhurst
|I so enjoy reading a small town newspaper. Much better than the Sunday comics!|
Saturday, August 18, 2012: 4:43 pm
More from LilaMae
|OMG...now your daughter has learned to make a big deal out of nothing. Really mister..you have now managed to single out your daughter in an already tough environment for kids. Father of the year..I think not!|
Saturday, August 18, 2012: 5:24 pm
More from Emdee
How nauseatingly hypocritical. "Sounds like you are only providing her with information you approve of and not letting her do any independent thinking." This is EXACTLY what social liberals have been saying for decades. Right now Kentucky is trying to get its own version of the SAT/ACT test that excludes any questions on Darwinian evolution because -- gasp! -- it conflicts with some parents' religious beliefs. If science conflicts with your beliefs, you'd probably reevaluate at some point along the way. Gravity is a "theory" -- as scientifically defined -- too; wanna be the first to say you "don't believe" in it?
If he didn't, I bet you sure would have.
Saturday, August 18, 2012: 6:43 pm
More from nobodyimportant
|"Schools used by church are attended by young and impressionable students, who might easily mistake the consequences of a neutral policy as an endorsement for one religion over another,” Milligan wrote in his letter". Sean Milligan.|
Mr. Milligan, You seem to be set against Christianity and wish for your daughter to also deny God. But if you love your daughter and have taught her to think for herself, you will allow her to be exposed to Christianity so that she can make up her own mind. What could possibly be the harm?
Sunday, August 19, 2012: 12:19 am
More from nobodyimportant
|I have a theory. People who oppose Christian influences are very scared. Their hardened hearts turn the topic into an intellectual exercise, believing any number of false positions like:|
1. there may be a God, but He has to be such a loving God that everyone will be alright if you don't do too many bad things and that there are many ways to experience Him;
2. there can't be a God, it just doesn't make sense;
3. all religions are the same, just mechanisms to make people feel better and control behavior.
Now, none of us will really know until we die. The true unbeliever thinks that's the end of it anyway, so there is no need to put the time and energy into believing. But as time draws near, the unbeliever becomes really scared. He thinks to himself, what if it is true?" But pride keeps him from accepting. The intellect can't accept it.
For those who have had bad experiences with "church", let me just remind you that, when you become a Christian, you don't become perfect. I've had many years of watching professed Christians acting anything but the part. I see the false teachers on TV like Joel Osteen, Benny Hinn, and a host of others, selling a brand of Christianity that is anything but.
But I have also experienced the love, support, care, and genuineness of Christian brothers and sisters that far outweighs any of the ugliness. We are human, and we screw up, but we are on a journey that should, if we are following His ways, making us more like Him every day. We'll never obtain that perfectness until we get to stand before Him.
I'd be scared too, if I denied the truth. Mr. Milligan, do you really want to teach your child to be afraid too?
Sunday, August 19, 2012: 12:52 am
More from Emdee
"People who oppose Christian influences are very scared."
In Psychology that's called projecting. In reality, Evangelical Christians are some of the most frightened creatures there are and they fancy themselves martyrs to boot. They create this grand melodrama out of thin air wherein they are the Chosen Few (tm), the last holdouts fighting in a war against all that is dark and unholy. The spiritual equivalent of "Days of Our Lives". "Persecution!" they shriek, while simultaneously making up three-quarters of the nation (the percentage that self-identifies as Christian).
If that doesn't sound like mental illness to you, you're hopeless.
And the hypocrisy is sickening. Each and every commenter on this board saying, "What's the big deal about walking around the table?" would move heaven and earth (pun intended) to prevent their child from learning anything other than what they're (the parents) raising them (the children) to believe.
And if you can't admit that you're being willfully blind.
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