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Yup. Like I said, parents need reality check, school board needs spine, teacher could've been just a tad more careful.Originally posted by BigJon@Work:
She didn't even show the whole thing! Just excerpts.
Hogwash! Maybe the ignorant parents should be taught that a tale about a man that sells his soul to the devil is in no way a promotion of Satanism. Are not the consequences of such an action relayed as well? Labelling someone a devilworshiper based on the fact that the devil is a character in a book, video, opera, etc., that they are sharing with others is nonsense!Originally posted by Selma in Sandy Eggo:
...Maybe the teacher should have told the class that the opera is about a bad man who bargains with the Devil and goes to Hell for it, but the music is good. Phrased that way, the parental outrage might have been avoided...
Could someone tell me what is sinful about playing a few tricks on the count to keep him from taking advantage of his infamous traditional feudal privilege? Or showing the injustice committed by a man who murders his wife on the basis of shaky false evidence of her betrayal.Originally posted by barfle:
Is there an opera that would not be offensive to those who associate any fine art with liberalism, and therefore sinfulness?
Dinah, Jacob's daughter, got picked up and seduced by Shekhem. When her brothers heard about it they told Shekhem's father that they would have no objection to intermarriage, provided all the males in Shekhem underwent circumcision. On the third day after the operation (when the pain is supposed to be the most debilitating), Simon and Levi rampaged through the town and slaughtered all the males...How's that for a story? (Genesis 34)Originally posted by Selma in Sandy Eggo:
Jacob, the tricky father-in-law, Leah and Rachel and their two pregnant hand"maiden"s and the twelve sons (never mind any daughters!
Sunday School story telling has to be careful which stories get told, and how. The bible is a gloriously mixed bag: politics, scandal, treachery, heroism, the first (and excellent!) set of public health and sanitation regulations, awesomely effective safe foodhandling practices, love stories, poetry, history, revolution, and anarchy, and wars won, and wars lost. Some parts of it may well be rumor, folklore, and fairy tales.Originally posted by shostakovich:
You know, after reading this thread, I'm ready to ban the Bible as acceptable for young readers. Who's with me?
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