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(Bastrop County) February 28, 2011, 8:55 pm Thumbs Up report abuse
Um, folks. You need to spend more time in Sunday School. The Ten Commandments are found in Exodus, which is also part of the Torah...any Jews out there? The Big 10 ARE NOT strictly Christian doctrine. Would you also prohibit the teachings of Mohammad? Buddha? Posters with Chinese wisdom on them? Where do you draw the line??? The Gettysburg Address could be considered a religious text, depending on your definition of religion and which sections you choose to quote. OF COURSE, a teacher should be able to post the Ten Commandments if they so choose!!
(Tarrant County) February 28, 2011, 6:52 pm Thumbs Down report abuse
Even though I may personally support the teachings involved, my personal beliefs shouldn't enter into the matter. The bottom line is if this bill passes it will result in lawsuits which the state doesn't need to be spending money on. In the end it will be declared unconstitutional.
(Denton County) February 28, 2011, 5:11 pm Thumbs Down report abuse
Our nation was founded on the principles of Christianity, but not everyone subscribes to those principles. As a Christian, I believe religion does not have a place in public education. Biblical principles are not necessary to teach children not to covet, steal, or kill.
(Denton County) February 28, 2011, 9:30 am Thumbs Up report abuse
I think this is a great bill! Our nation was founded on the principles of Christianity. Plus-they are some pretty good rules to follow considering the lack of personal responsibility in this nation, especially in the youth of our state.
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(Travis County) February 10, 2011, 12:09 pm report abuse
Introduced and referred to committee on House Public Education (2/9/11)
(Travis County) January 17, 2011, 3:35 pm Thumbs Down report abuse
ChollyMac, you do have a right to do so in your home, in your house of worship, and in the little note you stick in your kid's lunchbox. I am a Christian, but frankly, I think fighting over this is not the highest and best use of our time right now.
(Travis County) January 16, 2011, 10:33 pm Thumbs Up report abuse
@Ankur Bajaj -- see in our country and state, we're proud of our heritage, and if we wish to show our children our Christian foundations, than we have a right to do so.
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(Travis County) January 16, 2011, 9:37 pm Thumbs Down report abuse
Seriously? I didn't know bills like this were still being offered in our legislature.
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