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Many high school students think that Sodom and Gomorrah were a married couple.
The Boston Globe ^ | February 24, 2007 | Rich Barlow

Posted on 03/09/2007 10:21:45 AM PST by Freelance Warrior

The chairman of Boston University's religion department offers this proposal: Public high schools should require one course in the Bible for all their students and another in world religions

He cites surveys showing that most Americans can't even name one of the four biblical gospels and that many high school students think that Sodom and Gomorrah were a married couple.

(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...


TOPICS: Philosophy
KEYWORDS: gomorrah; married; prothero; sodom
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1 posted on 03/09/2007 10:21:47 AM PST by Freelance Warrior
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To: Freelance Warrior

No man, sodom was the guy in iraq.


2 posted on 03/09/2007 10:22:29 AM PST by flashbunny (<--- Free Anti-Rino graphics! See Rudy the Rino get exposed as a liberal with his own words!)
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To: Freelance Warrior

And the dish ran away with the spoon.


3 posted on 03/09/2007 10:22:45 AM PST by kinoxi
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To: Freelance Warrior
They are in Public school...of course they think that the Sodomites are married. Look at what they are taught.
4 posted on 03/09/2007 10:23:58 AM PST by ICE-FLYER (God bless and keep the United States of America)
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To: Freelance Warrior
Sodom, where the word sodomy originated ... not surprised high school kids don't know that. Today we give Sodomites SPECAIAL rights and EXALT them - totally contrary to what God clearly says about sin.
5 posted on 03/09/2007 10:24:16 AM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: Freelance Warrior
"Sodom, oh Sodom, wherefore art thou Sodom?"
"Can't talk now Juliet, I need a potion for a case of Gomorrah I caught."
6 posted on 03/09/2007 10:25:14 AM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: flashbunny

Gomorrah is what you get when you do Sodom.........


7 posted on 03/09/2007 10:25:16 AM PST by Red Badger (Britney Spears shaved her head............Well, that's one way of getting rid of headlice.........)
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To: ICE-FLYER

Their taught that sodomites are "normal" and "just another lifestyle CHOICE". Why bother to discuss what's WRONG with it since that goes AGAINST the godless public school agenda.


8 posted on 03/09/2007 10:25:30 AM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: flashbunny
Many high school students think that Sodom and Gomorrah were a married couple.
No man, sodom was the guy in iraq.

And Gomorrah is half of an Irish exclamation...

9 posted on 03/09/2007 10:26:09 AM PST by snarks_when_bored
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To: Freelance Warrior

Not at all surprising, what did he expect they have been trying for years to take religion out of our lives.


10 posted on 03/09/2007 10:26:58 AM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: Freelance Warrior
I didn't need another story to convince me that Americans are generally stupid, but thanks. This one covers things most others don't. I guess this extends, for me, the list of things about which Americans are stupid.

But at least the public schools are acheiving their intended goals.

11 posted on 03/09/2007 10:27:33 AM PST by MichiganConservative (If you don't like rape, then don't rape anyone. Don't push your morality on others.)
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To: Freelance Warrior

I'm pretty sure that they went through one of Gavin 'Any Twosome' Newsom's civil ceremonies at San Francisco's City Hall.


12 posted on 03/09/2007 10:27:40 AM PST by SmithL (si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: Red Badger

and I thought it was a Swedish morning salutation.


13 posted on 03/09/2007 10:27:54 AM PST by Rakkasan1 ((Illegal immigrants are just undocumented friends you haven't met yet!))
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To: Freelance Warrior

I thought they were monsters in those old Japanese monster movies.


14 posted on 03/09/2007 10:28:08 AM PST by LIConFem (Thompson/Hunter 2008!)
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To: Freelance Warrior
I thought Godzilla beat Gomorrah...?!?!


15 posted on 03/09/2007 10:28:32 AM PST by Joe 6-pack
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To: Irish Eyes

"They" don't control whether parents take their kids to church, where they can learn these things.


16 posted on 03/09/2007 10:29:22 AM PST by linda_22003
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To: LIConFem

LOL...I must have been finding the pic when you posted...


17 posted on 03/09/2007 10:29:53 AM PST by Joe 6-pack
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To: Freelance Warrior

I'm not exactly taken with the idea of government schools and liberal teachers unions teaching our kids about the bible. You can imagine what kinds of scriptual interpretations would be taught.


18 posted on 03/09/2007 10:29:53 AM PST by SmoothTalker
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To: nmh

"Their taught that...."

Too bad no one is teaching the difference among they're/their/there. :)


19 posted on 03/09/2007 10:31:34 AM PST by linda_22003
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To: ICE-FLYER

Gosh. Where did your religious education come from? Mine came from church and family.

I guess it's just easier now to throw off the responsibility for certain elements of education, makes it easier to blame someone else for the ills that follow, I guess.


20 posted on 03/09/2007 10:31:38 AM PST by dmz
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To: Freelance Warrior

But the real question is - do they know the words to "Louie, Louie?"


21 posted on 03/09/2007 10:31:54 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Freelance Warrior

Thread title does not match article title

Correct title:"A call for required study of the Bible"

When the article title does not reflect the content you can add a comment in parentheses like this

A call for required study of the Bible (Students think that Sodom and Gomorrah were a married couple)

The mods on many news discussion sites like the title to match the original title to help check for duplicates.


22 posted on 03/09/2007 10:31:55 AM PST by gondramB (It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

LOL!! Beatcha by only 24 seconds!! ;o)


23 posted on 03/09/2007 10:32:14 AM PST by LIConFem (Thompson/Hunter 2008!)
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To: snarks_when_bored
Many high school students think that Sodom and Gomorrah were a married couple.

Well, they were, just not to each other. God introduced them both to a rather difficult companion.

Her name was Fire and Brimstone.

24 posted on 03/09/2007 10:34:40 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: dmz

>>Gosh. Where did your religious education come from? Mine came from church and family.

I guess it's just easier now to throw off the responsibility for certain elements of education, makes it easier to blame someone else for the ills that follow, I guess.<<

It wouldn't stun me if we look back one day and decide the beginning of the end was when we put the public school teachers union in charge of religious education.


25 posted on 03/09/2007 10:34:58 AM PST by gondramB (It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark.)
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To: Freelance Warrior

Also known as bill and hillary clinton.


26 posted on 03/09/2007 10:38:48 AM PST by OldFriend (KNOWLEDGE FOREVER GOVERNS IGNORANCE)
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To: linda_22003
"Their taught that...."

Too bad no one is teaching the difference among they're/their/there. :)




Good grief!

They are = They're

Their

there

You can look up the difference. Do let me know when you walk on water ... . It's sad, not amusing, when people like to focus on ANYTHING but the point of the reply. It's down right pathetic. I'm not in the mood for childish grade school games.

Feeling better?

Feeling a tad touchy?

Are you a homosexual? Don't like criticism?

Too bad if the answer is yes.

Public schools don't care about grammar, math, science etc. - they DO care about indoctrinating kids to believe that being a sodomite or any other emotionally, troubled person acting out their issues through sex is "normal".
So why kids know nothing about Sodom and Gomorrah doesn't surprise me at all.

27 posted on 03/09/2007 10:40:27 AM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: nmh

I can spell, so you ask if I'm a homosexual? We're deep into Friday afternoon sillies, here, boys and girls. :)


28 posted on 03/09/2007 10:41:36 AM PST by linda_22003
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To: Freelance Warrior

Strange bedfellows award of the day:

Jeremy Gunn of the American Civil Liberties Union, holder of a doctorate in religion from Harvard, "I strongly believe that there is a serious lack of understanding about religion in America, indeed everywhere in the world. So it would be valuable for there to be more education about religion, as long as it is done in a constitutionally acceptable way."

Who'd have thought there are things that can be agreed with, even from the ACLU?


29 posted on 03/09/2007 10:42:48 AM PST by voltaires_zit (Government is the problem, not the answer.)
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To: gondramB
Thread title does not match article title

I'm sorry I thought the present title would have been much more eye-catching & funnier.

30 posted on 03/09/2007 10:46:01 AM PST by Freelance Warrior (The barbarian)
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To: LIConFem

i thought manual labor was a mexican.


31 posted on 03/09/2007 10:47:09 AM PST by old gringo
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To: Freelance Warrior

While public schools are partly to blame, so is the lack of intellectual curiosity on the part of many of the students. If you want to learn in public school, you can (speaking as a graduate of public education in Ohio).


32 posted on 03/09/2007 10:47:18 AM PST by Cyclopean Squid (Patron Saint of Mediocrity)
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To: gondramB
"It wouldn't stun me if we look back one day and decide the beginning of the end was when we put the public school teachers union in charge of religious education."

That is part of the beginning of the end. When you look back through history, and read what the founders said about the Bible being taught in a PUBLIC SCHOOL ... you can easily see when they threw it out, why we are in the predicament we are in today.

If kids bother to go to church - they have five days of indoctrination of values/beliefs that are the OPPOSITE of what is taught in the Bible - plus they're tested on it. So kids learn the godless, liberal propaganda.

Can you seriously imagine PUBLIC SCHOOLS NOT having "Gay Pride Day"? Now how could they teach "hate speech" such as where the Bible states this behavior is sinful? You just can't serve two masters. The public schools have long ago made their choice - and they are NOT serving God through their "teachings".

Up in NYC they have the nations first publically funded school just for homosexuals! I don't want to think about what goes on there ... the only consolation I can see is at;east some of them are there and a few less to molest straight kids in other public schools. I see it as outrageous that the public, through tax dollars should PAY for this debauchery.

33 posted on 03/09/2007 10:47:42 AM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: nmh

"Today we give Sodomites SPECAIAL rights and EXALT them - totally contrary to what God clearly says about sin."

From a secular view sodomy doesn't make sense either. Our school officials that support this behavior should be charged with child abuse.


34 posted on 03/09/2007 10:48:26 AM PST by driftdiver
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To: linda_22003
"I can spell, so you ask if I'm a homosexual? We're deep into Friday afternoon sillies, here, boys and girls. :)"

Frankly, I've seen enough from you not to want to pursue in public what you really are.

Perhaps DU would be a better forum for you. You could meet fellow homosexuals. People are less mature at DU and your humor would be a big hit with the kiddies there.
35 posted on 03/09/2007 10:50:12 AM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: Freelance Warrior

>>Thread title does not match article title
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I'm sorry I thought the present title would have been much more eye-catching & funnier.<<


It is catchier and funnier. That's why I went into why boards like this want the original title - otherwise you can get a dozen duplicate threads that are hard to detect. And I'm glad you posted this - I was just trying to help you for the future.


36 posted on 03/09/2007 10:50:30 AM PST by gondramB (It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark.)
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To: oh8eleven

There are words to "Louie Louie"? ;-P


37 posted on 03/09/2007 10:51:41 AM PST by MortMan (Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.)
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To: nmh

I'm sorry that you don't have the power to enforce your "suggestions". Since you don't like my posts, skip over them. I've been here for quite awhile and will continue to be.


38 posted on 03/09/2007 10:51:42 AM PST by linda_22003
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To: Freelance Warrior

They weren't married? You mean they were living in sin?


39 posted on 03/09/2007 10:52:07 AM PST by Tarantulas ( Illegal immigration - the trojan horse that's treated like a sacred cow)
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To: driftdiver
"From a secular view sodomy doesn't make sense either. Our school officials that support this behavior should be charged with child abuse."

Exactly!

Homosexual behavior is nothing more than sexual and emotional ABUSE. You are right ... but as you can see on this thread ... some see this as a big joke - that's how cold people have gotten. Abuse is something to exalt and laugh at others who can it what it is - a sin or abuse.
40 posted on 03/09/2007 10:52:23 AM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: Red Badger

In boot camp, during our physical exams, the corspmen had us "skin it back and milk it down" to look for signs of that...


41 posted on 03/09/2007 10:52:58 AM PST by ErnBatavia (Forward this to your 10 very best friends....)
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To: dmz
You are missing the point. It IS Your responsibility to do as you said...A LOT DO NOT. And you have accepted it with me in that we have not done what is necessary to stop these people from teaching such things. And if you BOTHER to look ate the many times when concerned parents LOST when they tried you would not speak so quickly.

www.massresistance.org

Take a look at what it got one father. Its a serious issue and you ought to join in...not nay-say from the sidelines.
42 posted on 03/09/2007 10:53:11 AM PST by ICE-FLYER (God bless and keep the United States of America)
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To: Freelance Warrior
He cites surveys showing that most Americans can't even name one of the four biblical gospels and that many high school students think that Sodom and Gomorrah were a married couple. If this is true, what are they teaching in Sunday schools? Jews and Christians should know Sodom and Gomorrah are vanquished places names. The Protestant and Catholics should be able to name the gospels. Is everybody now a unitarian universalist? The believe in some sort or spirit, group hug type. I know they shudder at the thought of a Judeo-Christian God and snicker at Christ. They wouldn't know a Gospel from gossip.
43 posted on 03/09/2007 10:54:05 AM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The only good Mullah is a dead Mullah. The only good Mosque is the one that used to be there.)
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To: driftdiver

>>"Today we give Sodomites SPECAIAL rights and EXALT them - totally contrary to what God clearly says about sin."<<

Special rights for anybody are contrary to the equal protection amendment.

>>From a secular view sodomy doesn't make sense either. <<

If you can do it without being too graphic, I'd be curious what you meant by that.


44 posted on 03/09/2007 10:55:09 AM PST by gondramB (It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark.)
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To: Freelance Warrior
yeah....
so...
dey be like dat Felony and Miss Demeanor, right?
45 posted on 03/09/2007 10:55:35 AM PST by jrg
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To: MichiganConservative

after nov 06 i am convinced


46 posted on 03/09/2007 10:56:27 AM PST by italianquaker (Rudy Americas mayor and soon to be Americas president)
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To: linda_22003; Constitution Day
I can spell, so you ask if I'm a homosexual?

me & my frend seen it somewares 2,,, that speling && gramer are 4 fareys &&& a tool of satin.

47 posted on 03/09/2007 10:58:50 AM PST by dighton
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To: dighton

Well, dang, didn't kno bout the tool of satin thing.... I do love soft, smooth fabrics, though. :)


48 posted on 03/09/2007 11:05:55 AM PST by linda_22003
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To: Freelance Warrior

Apparently the failure of the nation's schools also applies to Sunday School.


49 posted on 03/09/2007 11:11:23 AM PST by NC28203
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To: ErnBatavia

Corpsmen are gay...........


50 posted on 03/09/2007 11:12:23 AM PST by Red Badger (Britney Spears shaved her head............Well, that's one way of getting rid of headlice.........)
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