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Teaching Johnny about Islam: The Hypocrisy June 2, 2006

Posted by June in Christianity, Communism, Islam, Judicial Branch, Liberalism, News, Politics, Religion.
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It seems that in my last posting, which was a news piece on the government requirement of a religion, that I was declared to be whining. I’ve thought about it and decided that that person was right; that so-called analysis was more of a whine than actual thought processes and beneath the standards which I have set out for myself to maintain. So I’m here now to amend that.

Please note that in the following that I speak of atheists who actively seek to ram their beliefs down other people’s throats, not peaceful atheists who don’t get offended at the least little thing.

It’s amazing, isn’t it? Where is Michael Newdow? One would think that a person who takes offense to his daughter or any other child saying TWO TINY WORDS that speak nothing of the doctrine of Christianity in an oath of affinity to the country that governs and protects them would be having a fit and a heart attack about something as extreme as the role-playing that the kids in California are forced into.

But what about the 9th Circuit courts, the same court that ruled in favor of the Newdow case? I would like to hear someone tell me how come a child cannot learn about Islam the same way he is learning about Christianity? I would like to know how atheists like Newdow and the court system would view such a course of curriculum for Christianity? For example, again, this is what the kids are being FORCED into as part of a curriculum that is mandatory:

 Teaching Johnny About Islam

Reciting aloud Muslim prayers that begin with “In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful . . . .”

Memorizing the Muslim profession of faith: “Allah is the only true God and Muhammad is his messenger.”

Chanting “Praise be to Allah” in response to teacher prompts.

Professing as “true” the Muslim belief that “The Holy Quran is God’s word.”

Giving up candy and TV to demonstrate Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting.

Designing prayer rugs, taking an Arabic name and essentially “becoming a Muslim” for two full weeks.

Instead we should have kids participating in the following:

Praying aloud Christian prayers that begin with “Dear God. . . .” and end with “…in Jesus’ name, Amen.”

Memorizing John 3:16: “For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”

Writing essays on how wonderful Jesus is.

Professing as “true” the Christian belief that “the Bible is God’s inerrant Word.”

Participating in Communion.

Designing Bible covers or drawing pictures of Jesus dying on the cross, taking a Christian name from someone in the Bible and essentially “becoming a Christian” for two full weeks.

How does that sound? If that is added onto this course, then sure, we should allow for this to continue; but this is, instead, what is happening:

In the California course on world religions, Christianity is not presented equally. It’s covered in just two days and doesn’t involve kids in any role-playing activities. But kids do get a good dose of skepticism about the Christian faith, including a biting history of its persecution of other peoples. In contrast, Islam gets a pass from critical review. Even jihad is presented as an “internal personal struggle to do one’s best to resist temptation,” and not holy war. 

If the previous shouldn’t be allowed for Christianity, then why is it allowed for Islam? Why is it that atheists can have convulsions about a display of the Ten Commandments which can be passed up with not so much as a glance but be perfectly fine with this? Where is the ACLU in all of this who constantly has fits about such things?

We can debate on the Constitutionality of the words “under God” in the pledge another time when more space can be devoted to it. Right now I am addressing the Left’s interpretation of the First Amendment, which, for those who are not familiar with it, is the following:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of relgion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof: or abridging the freedom of speech, of of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

To the Left, the parts on religion, obviously, actually mean to them that Congress shall make no law allowing for Christianity within 1,000 feet of anyone who might have a slight offense to it.
This interpretation, of course, is subject to change if or when the Left tries to outlaw Christianity.

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1. virgil - June 2, 2006
2. June - June 2, 2006

Thanks for the link; but you just reminded me of something that I had been meaning to do.

Shout Outs
There, now you have a place to put these. 😀

3. inaeth - September 10, 2006

I heard about this some time ago, but re-reading it on you blog still makes me nauseous. This has nothing to do with issues of Right or Left, and everything to do with trying to appease a minority in the most flagrantly un-Constitutional way possible.

I believe that comparative religion should be a requirement to graduate High School, as there are too many people that graduate that have no idea about the philosophical underpinnings of the world’s religions. After all, how many of your friends are cognizant of Paley’s Teleological Argument for a Designer? This is one of the most important arguments out their for the support of theism (not a specific religion at all, just theism), and yet most Christians, indeed, most people, do not know about it!

Philosophy aside, this type of religious indoctrination (and here I’m being polite, because I firmly believe that this is a type of brain-washing) belongs in the Mosques, not in public schools, or any school that receives public funds.

The best acid test I have for courses like this is to substitute whatever religion that is being taught with Satanism. It is important to know what Satanists think, and what they do, and the underpinnings of their philosophy. BUT, I do not know of a single person that would want it to be taught like this! I sure don’t!


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