Friday, February 19, 2010

SB142 Reported Favorablly

SB142 was reported favorably from committee and is on its way for its second reading. According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, one senator voted "amen" and another praised that "angels have sat down on your shoulders." I think these comments speak for themselves as to the actual intent of the bill. The HL story indicates Senators Boswell and Neal might be open to adding amendments to include the texts of other religions.

My question remains what denomination of Judeo-Christianity will be the main flavor of this course?

I'll repeat a joke told to me many decades ago. I grew up in and joined the Presbyterian Church and although it's not the original Protestant denomination used in the joke, it works.

A young family moves to a new community and is looking for a church home. Not far from their new address stand two churches across the street from each other: the Presbyterian Church in America and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The family visited each on successive Sundays and found both to be hospitable with identical professions of faith and liturgy. The family was baffled as to why these two so similar congregations were separate. After the service at the second church, the father asked a Deacon what was the difference? Oh, said the Deacon, we believe Pharoah's daughter found Moses in the bullrushes. They believe Pharoah's daughter SAYS she found Moses in the bullrushes.

(In actuality, the main historic dividing point of the Presbyterian Church was over the issue of slavery.)

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