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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica80 View Post
    If this was an older student, using the Bible as one text to discuss Jesus' life would be acceptable.

    Using the Bible as a biography for an 8 year old is not. It's not a biography for one, it's a religious text and no it is not a reliable source.
    There are accounts in the bible that describe things about Jesus such as his genealogy, his culture, the names of his parents and family, are all things that you would find in a biography and are all included in the Bible. No text you found on someone who lived over 2,000 years ago would be more accurate on those topics.
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    If you want to hold the view that you can't write a biography on anyone that's original texts on the person may have been translated then anything other than American would be out.. and modern day because old English is hard to read when the f's and s's are mixed up and they kind of made up their own spelling...

    And you say this as if people had not found dead sea scrolls etc etc.. there are more proofs of text for this Jesus person than many others in history.. not to mention oh a Jewish Historian named Josephus.

    But.. you want a child to use a biography from the library... that uses what as it's reference materials?....


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    It kind of got lost in my statements but Bill Nye the science guy debated Ken Ham a 7 day literal scientist.. the other day

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6kgvhG3AkI#t=769

    Nye thinks he traps him many times.. thing is the traps he thinks he traps him in Ham has already answered many times on his website Answers in Genesis the Ice layers etc etc..

    Point is being a Christian and Scientist are not mutually exclusive ..
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    I think the assignment was to write about a biography, not about a person. If the assignment was to write about a person, I think the Bible is a perfectly reasonably source to use if Jesus is the person you're writing about. If the assignment is to write about an existing biography, then it isn't.

    Was that the assignment?
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    Quote Originally Posted by freddieflounder101 View Post
    I think the assignment was to write about a biography, not about a person. If the assignment was to write about a person, I think the Bible is a perfectly reasonably source to use if Jesus is the person you're writing about. If the assignment is to write about an existing biography, then it isn't.

    Was that the assignment?
    Yes, that was the assignment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ethanwinfield View Post
    Yes, that was the assignment.
    oh=== that makes more sense.. I would of had to probably needed to in that case needed the child to use a book published as a biography then not a Bible then as it is not published as such even though the Bible contains 66 books and contains a biography of people.. another biography of Jesus would have been more suitable for this assignment I agree. hee there.. How is that for bringing us together lol..trouble is semantics of the public school system and the wording of the assignment.. see as a homeschool parent the Bible would work just find for a Biography of any of the Characters in it .. As I view the Bible as a BIOGRAPHY as well as a HISTORICAL document of the Jewish culture as well as a RELIGIOUS text as we all as POETRY book (psalms)and more..
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    Given that this is a public school I really think it's so wrong. I think some sacking should be going on. Public school is a place where all kids should be able to go to and learn academic, non religious subjects. They shouldn't be threatened, harassed, ridiculed, any anything else that would compromise all of their chances to get a good education and grow as children should grow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by myyams View Post
    Given that this is a public school I really think it's so wrong. I think some sacking should be going on. Public school is a place where all kids should be able to go to and learn academic, non religious subjects. They shouldn't be threatened, harassed, ridiculed, any anything else that would compromise all of their chances to get a good education and grow as children should grow.
    Um hello. This was not a teacher assigning a biography on Jesus. This was a child being given an assignment. If it is stated that you can do a project on any one historical figure, that it is extremely wrong to deny the child to do an assignment on Jesus just because he was a religious figure. To do so is a major breach of religious freedom.

    ETA - School children do reports on Hitler, Gandhi, the KKK, and any number of other controversial figures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by myyams View Post
    They shouldn't be threatened, harassed, ridiculed, any anything else that would compromise all of their chances to get a good education and grow as children should grow.
    This is highly hypocritical because that is exactly what you are doing to a child that wants to do a report on Jesus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    Um hello. This was not a teacher assigning a biography on Jesus. This was a child being given an assignment. If it is stated that you can do a project on any one historical figure, that it is extremely wrong to deny the child to do an assignment on Jesus just because he was a religious figure. To do so is a major breach of religious freedom.

    ETA - School children do reports on Hitler, Gandhi, the KKK, and any number of other controversial figures.
    I think she was commenting on the original topic since she just came into the thread, not the sideline on a biography.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    I think she was commenting on the original topic since she just came into the thread, not the sideline on a biography.
    Oh, thank you. That makes much more sense.

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