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Old 19th December 2009, 08:14 AM
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BIBLE classes should be compulsory so children have a fundamental understanding of Christianity on leaving school, federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott says.
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Old 19th December 2009, 09:03 AM
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aarrghhhhhhhh!!!! I can't find the right words to say anything else
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It's just unbelievable isn't it?

And to think we thought Howard was trying to push the country backwards. Abbott makes Little Johnny look like a bloody visionary.

The next election should be very interesting indeed.
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that would certainly be a liability in the next elections anyway.

But you know what it would be good to make compulsory to study many bits of the bible such as the threesome of lot and his daughters or so many others we certainly can think of, I didn't have any of that in my compulsory bible education back in school
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True. If we can't get any porn on the internet we can always turn to Ezekiel 23:20

"There she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of horses. So you longed for the lewdness of your youth, when in Egypt your bosom was caressed and your young breasts fondled."
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True. If we can't get any porn on the internet we can always turn to Ezekiel 23:20

"There she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of horses. So you longed for the lewdness of your youth, when in Egypt your bosom was caressed and your young breasts fondled."
Someone call Stephen Conroy! I find the above highly offensive and I want it banned! No one on teh interwebz should have to read such stuff!
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Well I got made about that so left this comment,

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So what the Abbott solution is brain wash the children at an early age and hope some of the mythology sticks. No way keep your poison out of our children's minds, as for offending people how dare people suggest enforced myth based religious fairy tales be compulsory at schools. Children should be protected from this as much as any other perversion we strive to protect our children from. I find it personally offensive that any sane person would want to teach children about genocide, enforced slavery, vengeance, intolerance, rape and demeaning of women all by a fictitious "loving god", it's all there in the bible just read it, sure is classical history of some tribes of man. people if you want to believe in fantasy sky pilots that's your choice but do not enforce your insanity on others.

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What are words for ?:mad :
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The Bible was first published in the 4th century by a supreme militaristic Roman Emperor who is better described as a malevolent despot. Rule by the Book was a theme then picked up by Islam a few hundred years after the success of "Constantine's Bible".

When are these bogoted persecutory and intolerant "Religions of the Book" going to be seen in a scientific objective historical perspective? They are inventions of warlords.

Abbott needs his head read.
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Default Re: Abbott's true colours - compulsory bible study

And all this time I thought I was the best at accidentally making an arse out of myself! I wonder if this guy is doing it on purpose. Particularly when he says things like this:
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I think everyone should have some familiarity with the great texts that are at the core of our civilisation
Are they the same great texts that promote frauds and scams as well as a "cure for leprosy" which consists of killing a bird then dipping another bird in the blood of the dead bird and letting the live bird go (Leviticus 14:1 onwards) and shit?
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