Go Back   Fratching! > General > Church and State

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes

  #31  
Old 04-20-2013, 06:00 AM
Gravekeeper Gravekeeper is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 4,817
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by HYHYBT View Post
Cracked feels reasonably trustworthy, even if they're not perfect. (I'm still confused by one of their lists, the topic of which I don't remember, calling "The High snd the Mighty" a war movie.)
They're pretty good. The margin of research pitches that get proposed vs those that actually get approved and appear on the site is easily 100 to 1 at least. The editorial queue is actually pretty impressive >.>
Reply With Quote

  #32  
Old 04-21-2013, 06:44 PM
XCashier's Avatar
XCashier XCashier is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: At my computer
Posts: 381
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Andara Bledin View Post
Even as a purely physiological exercise, yoga has some notable benefits, and I would have very much enjoyed it as part of the school curriculum. It would have been a very desirable change from all of the running and active sports that I never had the endurance to enjoy.
If they would teach just the exercises and not the religious part, there's really no reason they can't have it in school. It would be beneficial to kids who are not athletically gifted.

Pilates would be similarly beneficial, and it has no religious background at all, IIRC. Perhaps they could teach that instead?
__________________
People behave as if they were actors in their own reality show. -- Panacea
If you're gonna be one of the people who say it's time to make America great again, stop being one of the reasons America isn't great right now. -- Jester
Reply With Quote

  #33  
Old 04-21-2013, 07:09 PM
Andara Bledin's Avatar
Andara Bledin Andara Bledin is offline
Accepting of Differences
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: sou Cali
Posts: 7,477
Default

As I mentioned, I would have loved it and benefited from it a lot more than all of the other exercises we did that I mostly couldn't complete.

There's just something about not being able to breathe through your nose at all that screws with your ability to run and stuff.
__________________
Faith is about what you do. It's about aspiring to be better and nobler and kinder than you are. It's about making sacrifices for the good of others. - Dresden
Reply With Quote

  #34  
Old 04-22-2013, 11:21 AM
fireheart17's Avatar
fireheart17 fireheart17 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 2,037
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by XCashier View Post
If they would teach just the exercises and not the religious part, there's really no reason they can't have it in school. It would be beneficial to kids who are not athletically gifted.

Pilates would be similarly beneficial, and it has no religious background at all, IIRC. Perhaps they could teach that instead?
Or BodyBalance.

Actually, my first ever primary school is now running Qigong exercises in the mornings. Kids can participate if they wish, but they are under no obligation to do so.

(on a side note, I REALLY want to go there for my next placement )
Reply With Quote

  #35  
Old 05-06-2013, 07:18 PM
PepperElf PepperElf is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 657
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by XCashier View Post
If they would teach just the exercises and not the religious part, there's really no reason they can't have it in school. It would be beneficial to kids who are not athletically gifted.

Pilates would be similarly beneficial, and it has no religious background at all, IIRC. Perhaps they could teach that instead?
This I understand. The problem seems to be that ... the religious aspect hasn't been completely removed however. At least not in the original story's example.
Reply With Quote

  #36  
Old 07-02-2013, 08:18 PM
evilfarmer evilfarmer is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 35
Default

In case anyone was wondering the judge has ruled on this case yesterday.

http://www.kpbs.org/news/2013/jul/01...c-schools-not/
Reply With Quote

  #37  
Old 07-02-2013, 08:27 PM
Andara Bledin's Avatar
Andara Bledin Andara Bledin is offline
Accepting of Differences
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: sou Cali
Posts: 7,477
Default

The people opposed to it are pretty ignorant. Glad the judge wasn't.

Aren't they aware that pretty much every phys ed program, particularly sports are supposed to "help shape how they" (the kids) do things? If they fear what is essentially a light workout program will "program" their kids, they have bigger problems than a yoga class.
__________________
Faith is about what you do. It's about aspiring to be better and nobler and kinder than you are. It's about making sacrifices for the good of others. - Dresden
Reply With Quote

  #38  
Old 07-03-2013, 08:26 AM
ThePhoneGoddess's Avatar
ThePhoneGoddess ThePhoneGoddess is offline
Eureka!
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Through The Looking Glass
Posts: 178
Default

Wow I had no idea people were up in arms over yoga in California. More conservative, religious parts of the country, yeah, I've seen that a number of times. My niece's school in rural Idaho won't allow yoga to be practiced in any of the P.E. classes because most of the parents and teachers seriously believe yoga is the work of the devil, and doing it will attract demons to possess you.

I don't know how Christians are in other countries, but I wonder if this attitude is a uniquely American phenomenon. American Christians are constantly being told by televangelists and conservative news outlets that they are victims of an anti-Christian culture, and that they have to keep their kids in a little cocoon to protect them from it. Many of these people do not want to accept that American culture is slowly becoming a post-Christian culture. They fight so hard to keep things from changing, and it's like trying to hold back the sea. Cultures change, they evolve constantly, and by forces outside our control.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT. The time now is 04:57 PM.


vBulletin skins developed by: eXtremepixels
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.