1. Standard memberRBHILL
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    21 May '14 14:20
    Bibles aren't allowed in schools anymore but are encouraged in prison. If kids were allowed to read it at school, they might not end up in prison. 1 in 33 are in the criminal justice system. Average taxpayer dollars per prisoner per year Burdenis this $32,179.

    http://justicefellowship.org/
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    21 May '14 14:48
    Originally posted by RBHILL
    Bibles aren't allowed in schools anymore but are encouraged in prison. If kids were allowed to read it at school, they might not end up in prison. 1 in 33 are in the criminal justice system. Average taxpayer dollars per prisoner per year Burdenis this $32,179.

    http://justicefellowship.org/
    The data on this issue looks to be fairly sparse and not particularly reliable, but what little data I am able to find suggests that there is a lower percentage of the total atheist population in prison than the percentage of the total Christian population that are in prison.

    I am not sure this data is good enough to draw a conclusion from, but if we were to draw a conclusion from it, it would be that Christians are more likely than atheists to be in prison.

    www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2013/07/16/what-percentage-of-prisoners-are-atheists-its-a-lot-smaller-than-we-ever-imagined/
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    21 May '14 15:54
    Originally posted by RBHILL
    Bibles aren't allowed in schools anymore but are encouraged in prison. If kids were allowed to read it at school, they might not end up in prison. 1 in 33 are in the criminal justice system. Average taxpayer dollars per prisoner per year Burdenis this $32,179.

    http://justicefellowship.org/
    Aren't allowed?

    Last I checked you could still start up bible studies on your own time on school premises. The school can't officially run one, however.

    Has this changed? Do I need to update my info?
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    21 May '14 17:29
    Originally posted by RBHILL
    Bibles aren't allowed in schools anymore but are encouraged in prison. If kids were allowed to read it at school, they might not end up in prison. 1 in 33 are in the criminal justice system. Average taxpayer dollars per prisoner per year Burdenis this $32,179.

    http://justicefellowship.org/
    God didn't write the bible.
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    21 May '14 18:41
    Originally posted by avalanchethecat
    God didn't write the bible.
    The Bible is a book that contains 66 books which is the Word of God.

    What? Did you think God would take up pen and paper and write the book directly Himself? No. God inspired 40 men over a period of about 1500 years to write what God intends for man to know about Him and His purposes.

    It's a no brainer! That's how it works. The sooner you get that into your head the sooner you can stop making erroneous statements about something you know nothing about.
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    21 May '14 18:44
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    Aren't allowed?

    Last I checked you could still start up bible studies on your own time on school premises. The school can't officially run one, however.

    Has this changed? Do I need to update my info?
    Some Christains are worried about their religious liberties as defined by the constitution.

    I think they would be better off focusing on their religious liberties as defined by the Word of God.
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    21 May '14 18:51
    Originally posted by avalanchethecat
    God didn't write the bible.
    If God didn't write the Bible why not allow it to be read in schools just like any other book? Same with all other religious books.
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    21 May '14 22:58
    Originally posted by josephw
    Some Christains are worried about their religious liberties as defined by the constitution.

    I think they would be better off focusing on their religious liberties as defined by the Word of God.
    Thanks for answering my question. 😞
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    21 May '14 23:22
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    Thanks for answering my question. 😞
    Funny thing is I kinda thought that you would say that.

    I think if you understood what I meant you would see the answer. Separation of church and state is only political. No one can restrict a persons ability to practice their faith in this country. Certainly not the government.

    Some Christians though claim otherwise.
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    22 May '14 00:221 edit
    Originally posted by josephw
    The Bible is a book that contains 66 books which is the Word of God.

    If it was all so crystal clear why are there different
    bibles? Why can't the holy books be agreed upon?

    ANSWER: Because men chose what to put in the bible and what
    to leave out. Even if you believe in a god there is no reason
    to believe all of the bible is god's word (or even any of it)


    edit: btw: What do you consider the bible? Which one are we talking about?
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    22 May '14 06:501 edit
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    If it was all so crystal clear why are there different
    bibles? Why can't the holy books be agreed upon?

    ANSWER: Because men chose what to put in the bible and what
    to leave out. [b]Even if you believe in a god there is no reason
    to believe all of the bible is god's word (or even any of it)


    edit: btw: What do you consider the bible? Which one are we talking about?[/b]
    ANSWER: Men are a rebellious bunch and choose to believe what they wants to believe.
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    22 May '14 07:04
    Originally posted by josephw
    The Bible is a book that contains 66 books which is the Word of God.
    What? Did you think God would take up pen and paper and write the book directly Himself? No. God inspired 40 men over a period of about 1500 years to write what God intends for man to know about Him and His purposes.
    It's a no brainer! That's how it works. The sooner you get that into yo ...[text shortened]... head the sooner you can stop making erroneous statements about something you know nothing about.
    Doesn't your holy, holy book contain different stories concerning the birth of Jesus. Did your god "inspire" people to write different scenarios for this "event" ??
    It's another no brainer, lol. 🙄
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    22 May '14 08:57
    Originally posted by RBHILL
    Bibles aren't allowed in schools anymore but are encouraged in prison. If kids were allowed to read it at school, they might not end up in prison. 1 in 33 are in the criminal justice system. Average taxpayer dollars per prisoner per year Burdenis this $32,179.

    http://justicefellowship.org/
    you do realize you linked to the whole site and not just your data, right?
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    22 May '14 08:58
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    ANSWER: Men are a rebellious bunch and choose to believe what they wants to believe.
    but your christians are the right christians and the bible you chose is the right bible. the others are the rebellious ones
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    22 May '14 19:138 edits
    Originally posted by caissad4
    Doesn't your holy, holy book contain different stories concerning the birth of Jesus. Did your god "inspire" people to write different scenarios for this "event" ??
    It's another no brainer, lol. 🙄
    You have Matthew's account in Matthew 1:18 -25 with an additional word about him being visited by a group of Gentile sages in Matthew 2:1-12 and Herod's persecution and additional material in chapter 2.

    And you have the account in the Gospel of Luke chapters 1 through essentially the end of chapter 2.

    Now what are your differences which concern you ?
    Why cannot there be two accounts of an important historic event which do not mention all the same details ?

    So where does your problem exist in the "holy, holy book contain different stories concerning the birth of Jesus" ?

    PS - you'll have to stop rolling your eyes long enough to actually read the words clearly.
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