Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Today's Question

Here's your question for the day: In spite of not being able to hold Bible studies in U.S. public high schools, should schools be required to teach the Quran (Islamic Bible) as Pres. Obama has urged?

What a question, huh?  The inspiration for it was a group email I rec'd from a very conservative friend of mine who was using it to of course make the point that Pres. Obama is a closet Muslim and a complete hypocrite. 

Here's the thing.  The person who originated the message got it all wrong.  First, high schools across the country teach comparative religion classes wherein the Bible and Quran, among others,  are covered. Second, Obama is not a Muslim. He's Christian.  Third the message writer missed the point completely.  Isn't it better to make informed decisions out of knowledge rather than ignorance. That's the purpose of education and that's the point the president was trying to make (maybe he could have done a better job in that regard). 

The real take-away message here is simple: Many conservatives, liberals, Obama haters, Obama lovers, whatever are going to bend the truth to fit their belief system no matter what you say or do to 'educate' them.  Not everyone is like that but enough people are to muddy the waters.  And wouldn't you know  it's that same group who are the loudest! 

Witness the current republican presidential candidate. Enough said.  Back to lighter things next time. 

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