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The heart wants what the heart wants; to oppose puppy love is to give it more power and attention than it deserves. A ten year old is capable of deep feeling, but EVERYBODY gets their heart broken at some point; besides, it's not as if they can go anywhere or do anything without parents to drive them to the movies; tempest in a teapot; worry about something that matters and let the kids be themselves.
There's more computing power in a smart phone than it took to put a man on the moon; the key is to make their phones (or tablets, or whatever tech is available) an integral part of the program; network administration and data control to teach proper balance; these are powerful tools being used as toys because our systems don't teach how to think, how to research, or how to find and consult seminal documents; on't take them away, teach them balance, perspective, and respect for the power they keep in a pocket.
In case it's not yet obvious; gender roles are being rejected; no longer are men forbidden emotion or women denied military service; gender, sex, sexuality, and reproductive autonomy are the wave of the future; High School politics is about popularity and unlike the older folks, the kids are only too happy to discard outmoded structures and symbols of patriarchal power
Lee's surrender to Grant notwithstanding, we've still not finished the first Civil War; at issue is the question of "Religious Liberties". The Doctrine of Christian Discovery predates the Protestant reformation and is part of the legacy of all Christendom; further, Discovery doctrine is codified in US law and is the legal means by which the indigenous peoples were dispossessed of their lands. --- Under the Doctrine of Christian Discovery, the various Christian monarchs of Europe (White people) built their empires. --- Dum Diversas (English: Until different) is a papal bull issued on 18 June 1452 by Pope Nicholas V. It authorized Alfonso V of Portugal to conquer Saracens and pagans (Non-Christians of various shades of brown) and consign them to "perpetual servitude". (Slavery). --- There are numerous passages in the Bibles used to bind Master and Slave and exhortations to obey masters as one would obey God because there is no Earthly Authority save that which God establishes. In case after case, in country after country, the process of colonial extraction and the enslavement of indigenous peoples played out around the globe; the sheer brutality with which these forced conversions and subsequent enslavement were applied is evidenced today in Minority populations who are terrified to even THINK of leaving their churches. ---- "Religious Liberties" is thus demonstrably the liberty of the White, European Male to conquer and enslave the world; be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth and subdue it. --- and when SECULAR government freed the slaves, the biggest affront wasn't the loss of property, but to the religious sensibilities of those whose 'sincerely held religious beliefs' include notions of white supremacy because GOD gave them slaves and made them masters . --- The Confederacy became "The Bible Belt" and set about the destruction of the secular state; slavery remains enshrined in the Constitution "as punishment for crime..." giving rise to such heinous crimes as 'walking while black during harvest. "Religious Liberties" has been the battle cry in defense of slavery, secession, segregation, and the ongoing pogrom of terror against Mexicans; if the Mexicans aren't around to pick the vegetables, the crops rot in the field an there's an "emergency" that will be used to justify returning the black man to the fields in chains. ... Evangelicals have been preaching and telling their followers that they're going to have to kill democrats and liberals for opposing the will of their God
Harvard doesn't publish pseudo science; you're thinking of Tony Perkins and the FRC.
TRY to keep up; you're embarrassing yourself and it seems you're too stupid to know that
I think I have a bit more information than you on the subject; this is the life I live; now you can believe whatever codswallop your preacher jams down your throat or up yer bum; educated people the world around are laughing at you people.
On the contrary; I have no idea where you complete your studies; but Christianity is every bit as valid as the mythologies of Greece and Rome; that's to say, not at all.
Allegory and metaphor, parable and myth all together means precisely nothing.
On the contrary; science shows clearly that the simplistic notion of binary gender and sex is anything BUT accurate.
Harvard Medical School offers something to chew on here.
And if you're actually going to try to convince anybody with an IQ above that of a root vegetable that Christian mythology is factual, I'm just going to write you off as a moron and ignore you.