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NC School Officials Remove God From Six-Year-Old’s Veterans Day Poem

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The superintendent of West Marion Elementary School wants to teach your children that it’s wrong to even mention God:

MCDOWELL COUNTY, N.C. — Some parents and students are outraged after McDowell County School Officials forced a 6-year-old girl to remove the word God from a poem honoring veterans in her family…

The West Marion Elementary School student was preparing for a Veterans Day program when she read her poem, but it was soon edited by the superintendent to remove the word God.

Full story here.

As one commenter stated, it appears that Freedom of Speech only exists for non-Christians.

 

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December 4, 2012 at 8:44 am

Oh, For God’s Sake: NBC Uses Golf Telecast To Make A Political Statement

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The NBC peacock showed its true colors Sunday when the network cut the words “under God” from the pledge of allegiance.

NBC on Sunday decided to cut the words “under God” from the reading of the Pledge of Allegiance that accompanied the beginning of its coverage of the U.S. Open Golf Championship.

Later, after receiving a barrage of criticism, the network issued an on-air apology of sorts, admitting only that “a portion of the pledge” was omitted. They would not say on the air what words had been omitted.

It’s quite obvious that the omission—which occurred twice—was intentional.

In short, NBC producers edited The Pledge of Allegiance to specifically remove the words “under God” and broadcast it to a nationwide audience viewing the U.S. Open on a Sunday afternoon.

NBC is not sorry that they offended millions of Americans. They knew that millions of viewers would immediately recognize that “under God” had been omitted. And they knew that a large percentage of those viewers would be offended.

NBC producers chose to use a sports broadcast to further a political agenda, severely damaging their own reputation in the process.

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June 20, 2011 at 4:58 am

The Holy Bible: Some Books Are Better Than Others

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Reading the Book of Job, one is reminded that some books of The Bible are better written than others. For me, it is a torturous task to slog through the seemingly endless back-and-forth between Job and his comrades. The story of Job could be told more effectively in far fewer chapters. Ninety percent of this book reads like an entry in a Bad Shakespeare contest.

This makes me wonder if there is any readable, non-academic commentary on the writing of The Bible. I assume that there is, but I haven’t gone looking for it yet. What are the best-written books of The Bible, and what makes them so? Can different authors’ styles be identified? How does a particular translation (KJV, NIV, etc.) affect the readability? Do we know of other writings by these authors, that are not included in The Bible?

Has anyone ventured to pick The Five Best Books of The Bible? How about The Five Worst? And why were some of these authors and books chosen to be included in The Bible?

The Bible is not literally The Word of God. It is a collection of writings about God and His relationship with us. And those writings are by mere mortals, some of whom were better writers than others.

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June 14, 2011 at 7:42 am

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Are Scientists Expected to be Atheists?

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According to a recent article in the New York Times:

In a 1998 survey, 7.5 percent of physicists and astronomers in the National Academy of Sciences said they believed in God…

According to that same article, one scientist claims that he was denied a job because of his Christian beliefs.  A second scientist claims that he was denied tenure, and a third alleges that he was harassed after he published a paper supporting Intelligent Design theory.

If, in fact, scientists who admit their belief in God are potential victims of harassment and job discrimination, is it any wonder that only 7.5 percent of those surveyed admitted to a belief in God?

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December 20, 2010 at 8:13 am

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