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"Wood's wife, Melissa, wondered how teaching about one religion is considered a history lesson while teaching about Christianity would be viewed differently."

"We cannot discuss our Ten Commandments in school but they can discuss Islam's Five Pillars?"

And they shouldn't. However, if we can't include every religion, we should include none.

I've tried explaining this concept to the administrators at my own kids' school. You can't keep the door open a crack, may as well open it all the way. Or better yet, close the damn thing while you have the chance.
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SP5 Michael Rathbun
SP5 Michael Rathbun
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"Once you have opened a can of worms, it takes a much larger can to re-can them."
-- Somebody
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Religion is religion, if one isn't allowed, then none should be allowed. Period!!!
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COL Ted Mc
COL Ted Mc
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SP5 Michael Rathbun

I believe that the correct attribution is Szygny's Law - "Once you have opened a can of worms you need a bigger can to re-close it." - although I have absolutely no idea who Szygny is/was. (My suspicion is that he/she was a cousin of "Murphy".
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SP5 Michael Rathbun
SP5 Michael Rathbun
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COL Ted Mc

I suspect that this is a sufficiently widespread bit of wisdom that dozens if not hundreds of attributions, of variable quality, can be found.
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MAJ Robert (Bob) Petrarca
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We can't fly off the handle every time "school" and buzz words like "Islam", "Nazi", etc. are used in the same sentence. I believe a well rounded education should expose our children to many different cultures, beliefs and facts to allow them to explore and learn.
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SSG Andrew Dydasco
SSG Andrew Dydasco
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Exactly my point with all of this, Sir!
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SSG Andrew Dydasco, I generally agree with your comment. The guy "got worked up," and that probably means he deserved to be banned.

My one question would be ... Was there a similar assignment for the benefits of Christianity? I don't know, but I'll bet I know the answer: a resounding NO. And that's a problem in my opinion.
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Capt Gregory Prickett
Capt Gregory Prickett
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Maj John Bell - Sir, I disagree with your last "do not believe" statement on testing, otherwise we are pretty much in agreement.
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Maj John Bell
Maj John Bell
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Capt Gregory Prickett - So if I understand you correctly, you are saying flying goats are a possibility in my lifetime? :)
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Capt Gregory Prickett
Capt Gregory Prickett
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Maj John Bell - that's not how evolution or speciation works. It might be possible to, over millions of years, to apply such pressures to a select goat population to create "flying" goats, but they would likely be more like a flying squirrel rather than a winged caprid. But anything's possible given the right pressures and adaptions, given that bats likely evolved from gliding mammals.

I wold doubt that it would happen without man-made pressure though.
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Maj John Bell
Maj John Bell
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Capt Gregory Prickett - I was joking.
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