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Bible studies in North Dakota schools
« on: January 13, 2019, 09:15:21 pm »
https://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/66-2019/documents/19-0488-02000.pdf

There's a bill in the North Dakota State Senate that would require schools to offer a Bible studies course.

Time to bring on the lawsuits.
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Re: Bible studies in North Dakota schools
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2019, 09:32:24 pm »
Sounds like something the Church of Satan would get involved in. Do they have any holy books?
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Re: Bible studies in North Dakota schools
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2019, 10:18:12 pm »
If I had the resources, I'd get involved as "Dark Father Ionios Draxas of Chaos Undivided", saying that the recent law would give every religion the right to make these sorts of clubs. "And I think children need to hear the Primordial Truth of the Dark Gods of the Warp!"
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Re: Bible studies in North Dakota schools
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2019, 11:38:56 pm »
Oh, oh, then can I be da prophit a Mork an Gork?
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Re: Bible studies in North Dakota schools
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2019, 11:44:15 pm »
Sounds like something the Church of Satan would get involved in. Do they have any holy books?

They're based on the writings of Anton LeVay at least partially. So his Satanic Bible would probably be their "holy" book.

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Re: Bible studies in North Dakota schools
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2019, 12:39:48 am »
If I had the resources, I'd get involved as "Dark Father Ionios Draxas of Chaos Undivided", saying that the recent law would give every religion the right to make these sorts of clubs. "And I think children need to hear the Primordial Truth of the Dark Gods of the Warp!"

It's not a club, it's an actual elective course that students can take to fulfill part of their graduation requirements.
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Re: Bible studies in North Dakota schools
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2019, 12:52:59 am »
Given that they have to know full well that this ain't gonna fly, I can't help but think this is really just meant to polarise and/or distract people. Am I just being paranoid, or am I right to assume that they're going to try and quietly slip through something that fucks over everyone while all of the attention is on a religious pissing match?

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Re: Bible studies in North Dakota schools
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2019, 01:02:07 am »
An elective course is a lot more reaching than a club would be, but it might survive a challenge considering electives are optional. They'll definitely run into trouble if they ever deny an elective on Quran study or comparitive religions though.

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Re: Bible studies in North Dakota schools
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2019, 01:11:51 am »
An elective course is a lot more reaching than a club would be, but it might survive a challenge considering electives are optional. They'll definitely run into trouble if they ever deny an elective on Quran study or comparitive religions though.

It could still cause trouble for some schools if they offer only the absolute minimum necessary to graduate (lack of funding) and one of them is this Bible course--the course effectively becomes non-elective for students at that school.

Also depends on how it's taught: if it's "Bible as literature" it'll might survive; if it's proselytization it won't, even if it's an elective.
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Re: Bible studies in North Dakota schools
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2019, 01:32:45 am »
So if I went forward with that mad plan, I'd have to come up with a freaking Chaos Curriculum.

It'd be a ton of work, but it sounds like an absolute blast.
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