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New York Public Schools Teaches Children that ‘Religion is a Disease’
OrthodoxNet and NYP ^ | 6/24/2010 | Andrea Peyser

Posted on 06/28/2010 10:12:31 AM PDT by ezfindit

“RELIGION,” a sheet from English class, handed out to eighth-graders, is provocatively titled. The typewritten paper presents some 20 quotes that can be described as anti-God, coming from philosophers from Kierkegaard to Schopenhauer. Even a “Yiddish proverb.”

“Religion is a disease, but a noble disease,” reads the first quote, attributed to Heraclitus.

“Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training, for it trains people as to how they will think,” reads one by Schopenhauer.

Another sheet, titled “GOD,” asks kids to ponder whether religion should be treated as poetry — neither true nor false.

Angry parents want to know: What the devil does this have to do with middle-school English? [...]

Once, schools taught kids to read, write and think. Now, educators use personal bias to preach what to think. The list keeps growing.

(Excerpt) Read more at orthodoxytoday.org ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Philosophy; US: New York
KEYWORDS: aclumia; antichristian; atheism; atheismandstate; atheistsupremacists; bias; cultureofcorruption; democrats; education; god; indoctrination; liberalfascism; littleredschoolhouse; moralabsolutes; naughtyteacherslist; publiceducation; publicschools
Sheer hypocrisy and anti-Christian bias perpetuated by the public school system!
1 posted on 06/28/2010 10:12:33 AM PDT by ezfindit
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To: ezfindit
Where is the JDF?????????

ooops, never mind...

2 posted on 06/28/2010 10:14:17 AM PDT by Huebolt (Government bureaucracies: DE-UNIONIZE, DOWNSIZE, DECENTRALIZE)
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To: ezfindit
Where is the JDF?????????

ooops, never mind...

3 posted on 06/28/2010 10:14:20 AM PDT by Huebolt (Government bureaucracies: DE-UNIONIZE, DOWNSIZE, DECENTRALIZE)
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To: ezfindit
Where is the JDF?????????

ooops, never mind...

4 posted on 06/28/2010 10:14:28 AM PDT by Huebolt (Government bureaucracies: DE-UNIONIZE, DOWNSIZE, DECENTRALIZE)
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To: ezfindit
"The typewritten paper presents some 20 quotes that can be described as anti-God, coming from philosophers from Kierkegaard to Schopenhauer."

Kierkegaard was devoutly religious - I wonder what quote of his they used.

5 posted on 06/28/2010 10:18:40 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: ezfindit

I wonder if the school would entertain questioning the validity of colectivism? Man, I get the feeling NY really doesn’t like the idea of individuals, spirituality, or the concept of something bigger than itself? Just sayin.


6 posted on 06/28/2010 10:21:40 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: ezfindit

Pathetic!!

I thought this was against the law to talk about religion to school children..or is it just when you down people that it is alight..

Yeah I would say that Muslim religion is a disease..They produce robots


7 posted on 06/28/2010 10:23:07 AM PDT by PLD
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To: ezfindit
Liberals have been doing this for years in England. It's part to their brainwashing agenda to separate the kids from their parents values and turn them into followers of the state.

2008

"Ministers will 'brainwash' 11-year-olds to think that sex outside marriage is fine"

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-523128/Ministers-brainwash-11-year-olds-think-sex-outside-marriage-fine.html

8 posted on 06/28/2010 10:24:52 AM PDT by 444Flyer ("Watch out that you are not deceived..."-Luke 21:8)
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To: ezfindit
"The typewritten paper presents some 20 quotes that can be described as anti-God, coming from philosophers from Kierkegaard to Schopenhauer."

Kierkegaard was devoutly religious - I wonder what quote of his they used.

9 posted on 06/28/2010 10:25:21 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: ezfindit
Many on the left think that they can stretch the rubber band forever. Au contraire. It will eventually snap and the backlash will be painful.
10 posted on 06/28/2010 10:31:05 AM PDT by JPG (Mr. Gore, or is it Mr. Stone or Mr. Woody? Whatever, you're under arrest.)
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To: ezfindit

So much for diversity!


11 posted on 06/28/2010 10:33:51 AM PDT by massmike (...So this is what happens when OJ's jury elects the president....)
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To: circlecity

Kierkegaard while personally religious was also hyper-individualistic, and very anti-organized religion...


12 posted on 06/28/2010 10:34:10 AM PDT by AnalogReigns
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To: ezfindit

LOL!

Since when have the New York public schools taught anybody anything.

They’re almost as bad as our schools in Chicago.


13 posted on 06/28/2010 10:35:43 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: ezfindit

This begins in the education departments at state universities.

I hate those guys.


14 posted on 06/28/2010 10:37:27 AM PDT by NaughtiusMaximus (A Glorious Fourth of July to all Patriotic Americans.! Take back our land and government!)
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To: NaughtiusMaximus

“I hate those guys.”

Dean Vernon Wormer, is that you?


15 posted on 06/28/2010 10:39:59 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: ezfindit

New York is a figment of a diseased mind!
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16 posted on 06/28/2010 10:44:54 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
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To: AnalogReigns
"Kierkegaard while personally religious was also hyper-individualistic, and very anti-organized religion..."

I'm not sure he was anti-organized religion so much as he was against the Danish state Lutheran Church. And while he was individualistic he certainly believed that religious absolutes existed outside the individual, he just didn't think one could discover them via reason, thus the "blind leap of faith".

17 posted on 06/28/2010 10:45:21 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: ezfindit

Including Islam?.....

How about Rev’rum Wright and his fatassed followers in the black racist church in Chi-town? (as well as one skinny one living in DC these days?)


18 posted on 06/28/2010 10:57:18 AM PDT by Mac from Cleveland ("See what you made me do?" Major Malik Hasan)
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To: ezfindit

Including Islam?.....

How about Rev’rum Wright and his fatassed followers in the black racist church in Chi-town? (as well as one skinny one living in DC these days?)


19 posted on 06/28/2010 10:57:32 AM PDT by Mac from Cleveland ("See what you made me do?" Major Malik Hasan)
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To: circlecity

Probably some Kierkegaard quote about how religion is irrational. As if Reason is a god. These folks need to read their Kant.

As for Heraclius, will the public school teach that he absolutely destroyed the Sassinid Persian empire, and was one of the more successful Byzantine emperors?


20 posted on 06/28/2010 10:59:00 AM PDT by BenKenobi (I want to hear more about Sam! Samwise the stouthearted!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Dean Vernon Wormer, is that you?

Knowledge is good, yeah, definitely good,

21 posted on 06/28/2010 11:11:58 AM PDT by NaughtiusMaximus (A Glorious Fourth of July to all Patriotic Americans.! Take back our land and government!)
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To: ezfindit
Actually its LIBERALISM is the mental disease.

Liberalism is the ROOT of P.C.
Liberalism is like political correctness whereby at its core is a hot headed God Hater screaming out loudly that they want nothing to do GOD and by extension any conservative christian values or beliefs.

"All who hate me love DEATH" - GOD
Liberalism = GAY Lifestyle, Abortion, Anti-Christian & Anti-Conservative values, Drug indulgent lifestyle, etc.

22 posted on 06/28/2010 11:26:35 AM PDT by prophetic (0Bama = 1 illegal president = 32 illegal, unconstitutional & unnecessary CZARS to do his job!!)
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To: ezfindit

I don’t know for certain the exact experience or sequence of events when someone dies, so I picture the scenes from the movie “Ghost” when one of the “bad guys” die.

Like I said, I don’t know but I do know that eternity is a very long time for folks teaching little ones evil.


23 posted on 06/28/2010 11:28:56 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (We couldn't keep the commandments when there was only ONE!)
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To: ezfindit

The aptly named English teacher, Rachel Rear, contends that the assignment had nothing to do with anti-religion and was simply an introduction to philospohical thinking in a literary context. Uh-hmm.

This Rear-person wouldn’t mind producing notes made in the preparation of this assignment, then? Just the internet search terms used to collect her quotes would clear things up in a jiffy.


24 posted on 06/28/2010 11:42:32 AM PDT by Eroteme
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Funny, how they fail to mention allah. We can deny God but we dare not say anything against allah. Who the hell are these people and where is there brain?


25 posted on 06/28/2010 11:47:18 AM PDT by nuadvntur
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Funny, how they fail to mention allah. We can deny God but we dare not say anything against allah. Who the hell are these people and where is there brain?


26 posted on 06/28/2010 11:47:29 AM PDT by nuadvntur
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Funny, how they fail to mention allah. We can deny God but we dare not say anything against allah. Who the hell are these people and where is there brain?


27 posted on 06/28/2010 11:47:41 AM PDT by nuadvntur
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To: Huebolt
“Religion is a disease, but a noble disease,” reads the first quote, attributed to Heraclitus.”

Heraclitus of Ephesus never said that the closest statement would be this:
Vanity - the sacred disease -Heraclitus

28 posted on 06/28/2010 11:52:44 AM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: 444Flyer

I hate communists.


29 posted on 06/28/2010 11:56:29 AM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: editor-surveyor

It’s more like a human cesspool, and it has become more third world than you’d imagine.


30 posted on 06/28/2010 12:21:57 PM PDT by Canedawg (...still not digging this tyranny thing.)
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To: ezfindit

Wake up!!!!! Americans.

Marxism, Secular Humanism, “Progressive” thought, and “Social Justice” now INFECT every subject that is taught.

In fact, most of the colleges who provide the academic degrees for “teaching” actively promote that teachers should surround the “teaching” of their basic subject (all subjects) in the precepts of Marx, Secular Humanism, “Progressive” thought and “Social Justice”.

By their (academia) ideological orthodoxy, every subject needs to be used as a tool for understanding (indoctrinating) everyone in Marxist, Secular Humanist, Progressive and so-called “Social Justice” precepts.


31 posted on 06/28/2010 12:45:27 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: Graybeard58
Like I said, I don’t know but I do know that eternity is a very long time for folks teaching little ones evil.

How right you are!

"It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones."

Luke 17:2 (King James Version)

32 posted on 06/28/2010 12:48:43 PM PDT by 444Flyer ("Watch out that you are not deceived..."-Luke 21:8)
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To: ezfindit

DISGUSTING!!!


33 posted on 06/28/2010 1:06:01 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: JPG

The Cloward-Piven tactics of this administration to destroy the civil society are well underway.


34 posted on 06/28/2010 1:28:20 PM PDT by Jacquerie (We used to be citizens in a great republic.)
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To: ezfindit

First of all, the title of this article is very misleading. How can you paint the ENTIRE NYC public school system as teaching children “that religion is a disease” when it’s actually one misguided or perhaps even stupid teacher doing this? Isn’t that rather a bit of hyperbole? How is that fair to the many teachers I know who DO NOT teach that “religion is a disease”?

Second, Andrea Peyser is very much a hack writer who writes for the tabloid NY Post. She thrives on titillating hyperbole to trick the gullible into reading her poorly-written paragons of yellow journalism. Anything written by her generally is sensationalist trash, fit only to line a cat litter box.


35 posted on 06/28/2010 2:43:18 PM PDT by EinNYC
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

Not quite. The honors academies/magnet schools are among the best in the state (if you qualify), and areas like Bayside and Forest Hills with large Asian and Jewish populations are still strong performers. Chicago doesn’t exactly have such options.


36 posted on 06/28/2010 3:23:18 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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