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Re:missed discussion

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Betty Bowen (bbowen.ok.us)
Mon, 16 Aug 1999 09:59:18 -0500


Wow, youa'll, great discussion this weekend re: religion in the schools.
Sorry I missed it. But of course I have to get my word in...

I hope those of you outside practicing Christianity will keep in mind that
the religious right is as frightening and maddening and frustrating and
aggravating to many Christians as it is to you, if not more. It is often
very difficult to find any common ground at all. It's also frustrating to
have that fringe group just called "the Christians". In times like our
tornado recovery, the differences in theology become even more clear and
communication all the more difficult.

I was taught that the Bible is not a science textbook, or even a history
textbook. I was taught to be highly skeptical of any such notions while
loving and being respectful of the people who held them. My first experience
with the "right" was when I wanted to take Chemistry and Physics in High
school and the teacher told me "God has another plan for your life" (and
winked at me). In other words, those classes included only boys.

My 81-year old dad in the hospital worried about Kansas Saturday (retired
administrator & teacher). He thinks it will just be more of a burden on the
teachers, but ultimately fade into the background and eventually be
forgotten.

Betty