|John Paterson McManus|
"Hells Last Issue"
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Quoting: Jean Law-Millie
I don’t think it makes much difference myself whether religion is taught in schools or not. In my day I was so badly behaved the R.I. instructor made me learn and recite bible verses because I wouldn’t do as I was told and I wasn’t really that naughty, he just a strict ex R.A.F. RI. teacher
My husband wouldn’t get married in or go anywhere near a church (he was an atheist) He wouldn’t have the children christened or have anything to do with church or religion.
That didn’t stop God working (are God, faith and religion the same, I don’t think so!).
My daughters both became Christians in their teens before I did at 44 years of age.
As some on this site may remember I am a Local Preacher now in the Methodist church and there are so many misconceptions about faith and God!
Thank goodness for Rev Perry
Never mistake teaching religion for teaching about God!
May you all have a joyous, peaceful and healthy Christ-Mass.
Before we think of religion asa subject for ther teaching of in schools lets look at the history of it,especially Christian beliefs.The idea BEHIND RELIGION WAS TO PROMOTE PEACE HOWEVER IT WAS QUICKLY MONOPOLISED BY THE SO CALLED GOOD CHURCH . This then lent itself to the control of the little man by the great lords who could use it as a tool to keep the flock under control. Later it was used by the robber Knights who charged through Europe and the middle East raping and slaughtering as they went sanctioned by the pope and the religios bigots and in the end they couldn`t keep palestine anyway. In our recent history the so called church has managed to be more involved in the stock and money markets and political debates than it has in the saving of souls and promotion of peace and of course there is the ongoing scandal within the various christian churches over the abuse of children in the care of the church,so before the teaching of the young minds of our children begins I think the church needs to remind itself of what it was and who it was that brought about the establishment of it as a centre of peace and belief,Oh! by the way I am a practicing Presbyterian.
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