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Wed Jan 24, 2018, 07:51 AM

Christians protest religion-themed assignment in Elgin-area school


Dozens of people spoke out Monday against a homework assignment made at an Elgin-area U46 school in which it was asserted Christian, Muslim and Jewish faiths all believe in the same God.

One month after the assignment was criticized by U46 school board member Jeanette Ward, people who identified themselves as part of the Christian community attended the school board meeting Monday to add their opposition.

Several people attacked the assignment, quoting Bible and Quran verses to support their argument that Christians do not follow the same God as Muslims. Some of those who spoke live outside the U46 boundaries, including one person who came from Florida.

"To say that Allah of the Quran and the God of the Bible are the same is simply absurd," said Art Ellingsen, a church pastor from Arlington Heights.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/news/ct-ecn-u46-religion-assignment-st-0124-20180123-story.html

It appears that some christians are polytheists.

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Reply Christians protest religion-themed assignment in Elgin-area school (Original post)
Voltaire2 Jan 2018 OP
Ohiogal Jan 2018 #1
AtheistCrusader Jan 2018 #6
trotsky Jan 2018 #2
muriel_volestrangler Jan 2018 #3
Cartoonist Jan 2018 #4
Voltaire2 Jan 2018 #5

Response to Voltaire2 (Original post)

Wed Jan 24, 2018, 08:20 AM

1. Not only polytheists .....

Idiots!

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 24, 2018, 04:42 PM

6. And possibly illiterate.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Original post)

Wed Jan 24, 2018, 09:37 AM

2. "To say that Allah of the Quran and the God of the Bible are the same is simply absurd"

LOL

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Response to Voltaire2 (Original post)

Wed Jan 24, 2018, 09:51 AM

3. That well-known absurdist Saint John Paul II:

We Christians joyfully recognize the religious values we have in common with Islam. Today I would like to repeat what I said to young Muslims some years ago in Casablanca: “We believe in the same God, the one God, the living God, the God who created the world and brings his creatures to their perfection” (Insegnamenti, VIII/2, [1985], p. 497)

https://w2.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/audiences/1999/documents/hf_jp-ii_aud_05051999.html

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Response to Voltaire2 (Original post)

Wed Jan 24, 2018, 10:48 AM

4. God in our schools

One of the biggest gripes the religious right has is the removal of God from our schools. So here's a school letting him in and now they're not happy.

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Response to Cartoonist (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 24, 2018, 02:48 PM

5. yeah 'cause of course they really mean: "you worship our god our way"

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