The question is the following since no one seems to be able to read: There is a God?
Lets break it down: There is A God? The question itself does not imply a Christian God, or any other God for that matter. It just ask: There is A God?.
The correct answer is as follows:
A Fact: To those with a strong faith in A supreme being.
A commonplace assertion: By most of those who claim to believe, but don’t practice a faith or religion.
An Opinion: To those who have no faith or religion.
Because it doesn’t ask about any particular God, it’s a simple effective exercise to get a student to think about each question.
On the other side of the fence though, the Teacher is 100% wrong in telling the student there is no God and marks the answer as wrong. Because apparently even the teacher can’t read and assumes the student is talk about the Christian God, when clearly the question ask if there is A god. Good grief…
The teacher did not tell the student there is no god. The teacher told the student that 'There is a god' is not a statement of fact. There is a difference.
You have this all wrong hunter.
It doesn't matter what one's personal beliefs are or what "particular God" it is referencing. The answer to the question is the same for everybody.
Facts aren't based on how much you believe in them.
If the assignment was to spur "critical thinking", which is subjective, why the correction by the teacher?
Was the lesson's objective to spur critical thinking, or teach them the difference between fact, common assertion, and opinion? Exercises in critical thinking don't correct the thinker this way, they encourage the thinker (student) to EXPLAIN their answer, since the answers are SUBJECTIVE!
This is a loaded assignment, clearly. You mix statements of fact, with controversial, and highly subjective statements that involve a person's religious beliefs? LOADED ASSIGNMENT! It's indoctrination. First, MAKE THEM understand that God's existence is simply a matter of opinion. This creates a "negative" relation to "faith", and puts ALL value and relevance into "proof". Therefore, because one cannot "prove" God's existence, it's not intelligent to "have faith" in things you can't prove!
It's PRECISELY how liberals treat Christians here on the Blaze, and in other places I'm guessing. They look down upon people of "faith", because to them, it's unthinkable to "believe in something you can't prove".
Well, to them I say, I pity you. What a shallow life you lead
 October 28, 2015 at 7:11am
OrtizjoeImb, it’s a fictional book, pretty sure that in of itself says it doesn’t exists
blinknight: You have no knowledge that God doesn’t exists either, you can’t prove he doesn’t exists any more than you can prove he does exists. You simply BELIEVE he doesn’t exists because you don’t want BELIEVE he does.
May 30, 2013 at 2:51pm
May 29, 2013 at 5:49pm
I said the same thing when Oboma was re-elected president.
No I don't hate this country for that. I hate the media and entertainment for that. For keeping Americans ignorant to the corruption of the Obama administration. Most people are not political junkies.
May 17, 2013 at 12:10pm
Lets step back for a second and talk logic here. If what Miller said was true then why weren’t Liberal groups also put into “centralized” groups and processed? Why were all the “Tea Party” groups being processed with extra scrutiny but no liberal groups were put through these hoops. Come on GOP, his arguments are so easy to combat.
April 2, 2013 at 7:44pm
“Please Do Not Feed The Troll”
Please add more as you see fit
April 2, 2013 at 7:38pm
Chris Matthews meet foot in mouth. What an idiot.
April 2, 2013 at 12:45pm
I generally don’t like feeding trolls (nasty business you know), but in your case I will make an exception. In reply to your statement @Rangerskippy and I quote
“But lets be honest you do not care about the lives of your fellow Americans, you are a racist gun nut and needs to stroke his rifle to feel like a man.”
I believe the only racist bastard here is you, you sick son of bitch (not to mention waste of oxygen and space). Your willing to call others names from the safety of your mothers basement and would piss your diaper full should you actually have to go out into the real world. Yeah that sums you up about right, so go stroke your keyboard and attempt feel like human being. ASS HOLE
March 22, 2013 at 7:53pm
I’m sorry, but as a Dad I don’t give a damn how hard his life was. He took a very innocent life and I hope the prisoners work him over till he dies. That was a baby Dammit, I can’t even tell you how much rage is running through my body right now. Let’s just say ten minutes alone with this sic son of bitch and he would be begging for death that I would not ever grant him. I know they say that would should forgive but God Damn him and may he burn in hell.
March 15, 2013 at 5:15pm
Will someone with some money, please hire the ACLU (I know who they are, I just like the Irony) to sue the school for racism. That is blatant racism and I’m highly offended by this bull####. Please anyone, start a facebook campaign, ask for donations to fight this crap. I’m sorry but I get to claim racism on this because dammit, I don’t get anything special for being white.
March 6, 2013 at 6:59pm
There are plenty of cops who do nothing more than administrative duties (which is what this cop does) and they just added the school to his location of places to do that work, so yeah it’s a no-duh situation and every large city has plenty of these cops at their stations. May as well add to their duties. This could work most everywhere and if there is a place it can’t work, then you sit down and get creative.
March 6, 2013 at 6:53pm
Please provide proof of said story, no Trolling please and thanks
Are you asking for proof this story is true? It is SB 1678 filed on March 2nd. See the following link:
By the way, the House version was filed on March 1st by Representative Perry Thurston. It is HB 1229.
Trollolololo, sorry couldn't help it.
March 6, 2013 at 12:43pm
Feel free to move, I like where I am at. Sorry but your idea of a safe neighborhood does not reflect my idea of a safe neighborhood. In order for us to leave in peace together, I will let you live as you live and shall do the same for me. If I happen to see someone break into your house, I will do you the favor of not calling the police and let them do with you as they will because my guns are not for you.
Also on a personal note, God and I had a conversation about you, and he mentioned something about judgmental people and how they can’t take the heat. I really can’t remember the whole conversation because he making me laugh. Feel free to open his guide book (“The Bible”) and figure out what he was talking about, I’m sure it’s in there.
Your not so caring neighbor and redneck lunatic
March 5, 2013 at 6:21pm
What I find funny, is how everyone screams for budget cuts by the government, but the walls come up when they come after your section of the budget. No you must take these cuts, nothing is safe right now, we can’t afford it. I’m not just for cutting the military budget, I want an across the board cut to all departments. I want useless departments gone and all other to have drastic cuts to their budgets until we are in the black again. I mean damn people, you whine and cry about the out of control spending, but dammit, if they go after something that is near and dear to you, well that’s just not acceptable. The military has just as much wasteful spending as any other government function, this is not going to be easy and you cry fowl just because it’s the one part of the government you agree with, it all must be cut.
February 26, 2013 at 6:20pm
The best thing to do here is compromise and remove the word “Marriage” from the government term (which is really a religious term any way) and insert a term everyone can get behind as it has not roots in theology, i.e. Civil Union (for everyone). I think this would go a long way to get this issue to become a non-issue. This would silence the critics of Gay Marriage because the term no longer applies so they can not be against a civil union just because it’s the union of the same sex, who cares. If it neither picks my pocket or does me harm, it makes no difference to me. If people want to be “Married” in the biblical sense, then your church can do it. Now this is the important distinction here, a church is in no way obligated to marry you as the government would be. That means that gays and lesbians can not be offended if their church does not accept them as a couple, that’s called freedom of religion.
Thanks for being a clear headed individual who really had a stellar argument about why it should be allowed. My only point with your argument is that people are sensitive to word “Marriage” because of it’s reference in religious text, which is why I say remove the word entirely for everyone and allow religious institutes to marry people as they see fit.
Thank you for the kind words. I can see that people are upset about the term “marriage,” but “marriage” is not a Christian-only concept (and even if it was, which Christian denomination’s term would we use? “Gay marriage” is hardly the only non-biblical marriage we currently allow; divorcees, non-Christians, and different races can marry and all of those are against the teachings of biblical marriage).
I’d say it’s easier to just state the obvious: the US definition of marriage is whatever the US defines it as, and any relation to anyone else’s religious definition is purely coincidental.
(This was accidentally posted twice; oops)
February 21, 2013 at 4:34pm
@GHOSTOFJEFFERSON & @00100111
Really, you think it’s that hard to break your encryption key? Anonymous has been breaking encryption keys all over the spectrum, please note that’s what a hacker does, they break things in order to gain access. The most likely thing they would do is break into your crappy companies server and still the key from there and then do what they want with smart meters. But really it’s a mute point, because you would have to be someone of interest to really get their attention, it takes time and resources to break a good encryption key.
Privacy concern are very really thing Ghost, I mean really if your OK with everyone knowing what your Kwh usage is, then by all means let them sell your information. I personally don’t want them selling my information and I would demand a privacy clause be attached to the installation of said smart meter. As for who would want that information, well lets think for just a minute here. If I were a appliance dealer, that would useful information for me to target people with high KwH usage, and send them ads featuring all sorts of “energy” efficient appliance, or a solar company, and so on. What you think your name and address won’t be include with said information? You’d be wrong. As for your magic theory and complex setup, with most of our devices becoming wireless, you think it’s a stretch for them to be able to turn your devices on and off at will, again you would be wrong, it’s no more complicated than
February 21, 2013 at 4:12pm
You do realize that the power company does NOT own your meter right? You own the meter to your house. While you are right that you can not call the police on them for trespassing, they can not explicitly remove your personal property without your consent.
The power company also can not cut off your power because you refuse a piece of their equipment to be installed on your property, they are voiding their end of the contract should they do so. If your bill is paid they have no right to cut your power, unless they want to be on the wrong end of a civil law suit. One the tricky things about being a monopoly if you will, is that you don’t get to decide if your going to service someone or not, most power companies business practices are controlled by the city or state they are providing power for. So their contract to you is basically stated that you can’t shut off power to resident or business simply because they will not comply with something that you wish to do. If resident does not pay their bill, that another matter all together, but if the power company wants to force a new meter on you, then they have to notify you ahead of time and request permission to do so. Most power company will do the following when a resident and/or business does not comply. They will send a letter explaining your rates will go up because they have to employee someone to go out and read your old meter unless you give them permission to install the new meter.
February 11, 2013 at 2:08pm
I’m sorry but I don’t understand most of you people on here. Clearly some of you are not parents. If some teacher did that to my kid, that teacher would get punched in the face (my wife would do it if it was a female teacher). That’s MY kid and if was acting out in class and being a jerk or doing other disrespectful things, then you give him/her detention and make them feel stupid in front on their class (you know a dunce cap) and send a note home home to Mom and Dad. When Mom and Dad get the note they will decide on the child’s punishment further, from spanking to grounding and more chores.
When my kid starts going to school, that school is going to hate me because I plan on being a parent that participates in his education. But really this teacher has no business being a teacher, and some of you need to remember Thumper’s words, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” That also means if you have nothing of value to say, please refrain from inject your opinion.
January 4, 2013 at 12:56pm
I have been a gamer before it was “cool” to be considered a gamer. So I wont be in denial here. I am also a “new” parent and yeah I make mistakes. But what make me angry beyond belief is the fact that I have seen parents who refuse to have a clue. My three-year old boy loves to watch Power Rangers, or Ninja Turtles, and you know what he emulates them. I watch him play and he pretends he’s a Power Ranger that fights the bad guys and does other things from the show that make me laugh. But I wont let him watch me play a very violent game, but not because I think that he will grow up and want to go out and hurt someone, but because his young mind will not understand whats going on in the game. I have seen too many parents get games for their kids that the kids have no business playing (i.e. GTA for a 12-year old) and I just want to go over and smack these parents.
Two things here: If your going to get a game for you kid, please know something about the game. The rating for the game (which is a volunteer program btw) should be your first indication about the game. Next read a review or two about the game, http://www.ign.com is a great source. Next please use your tech at home, it comes with all sorts of cool things to “control” what your kids can watch, see, or play. The Xbox 360 for example can be told not to play any games with an M rating without a password. In short do not be a lazy parent that just gets something to make your kid “cool” because the newest big game.
October 31, 2011 at 2:52pm
The mask is Guy Fox, and my question to you guys? How many times have you watched “V for Vendetta”?