Moral Contradictions

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Jesus a Jew? But He was a good person!

Slate has an article titled Bible Belt Upside the Head - Why the Constitution tries so hard to protect the Buddhist kid.

Dahlia Lithwick summarizes what's going on and then deconstructs the main arguments offered by those wanting to allow students time away from school to receive religious instruction.

One great quote at the bottom about why a Sunday School teacher opted her child out of the program: "I asked them [her Sunday School students] whether Jesus was a Christian and they said 'yes.' When I said, 'Jesus was a Jew,' one girl said, 'But Jesus was a good person.' "

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