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What a shit.
NOT George Osbourne, before someone makes the gag.
I loved this idea when it was suggested, but I should have known Gove would make a mess out of it. WHY CAN'T YOU DO THE SIMPLEST OF THINGS?
Sorry, I think I've drank too much coffee today.
Some pupils at state academies (eg Emmanuel College in Gateshead) have to carry a bible around with them at all times.
I'm left wondering, if they need a sponsor to distribute the bibles, who exactly paid for the thousands of copies to be printed in the first place?
and they are buying them from the [publisher? i mean people will buy bibles anyway, you know? or was it a specially commissioned version?
with an introduction by Michael Gove.
They shoudl have got Christopher Hitchens to write it before he died, and send out the bibles in 2011.
How did Gove become an MP again?
And people shopuldn't just vote for a party, they should look at the induvidual too.
sorry, I was being glib unnecessarily. I don't really see how he got selected, unless his previous career in journalism somehow qualified him to be a good politician (did he write political pieces? I don't really know.)
that a media career often leads to a career in politics.
good god no.
after the angels impregnated some shepherds and a fleck of cum got in his mother's mouth (his mother is a ewe) #GoveIsKingoftheEwes
that explains it
VERY CREEPY, if true.
(or was, when I lived up there): http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2002/mar/17/schools.religion
I shall scan them for bibles. (And be branded a creep as a result)
did this get posted the other day: https://p.twimg.com/AjRmh-8CEAAUlrX.jpg
under the condition it was labelled "Fiction"
although it'd have looked far better if he'd had the sense to have Rowan Williams or someone on those lines do the inscription. Would be more meaningful and in keeping with the fact it's celebrating our nation's religious background.
If it was made, I'd buy five.
What do you fancy? Jesus to heal a paralytic at 3-1 ? Lustful Saints to perish in their own corruption 6-1 ? Sodom and Gomorrha to suffer the evengeance of eternal fire at 10-1 on?
so was the King James Bible
probably the 'original' Bible was too
Thus he spake and it was so...without maybe realising the consequences. Every time he opens his mouth some new but ill-devised concept falls out, such as parents running private schools in their spare time, random people coming off the street to teach kids during teacher strikes, scrapping modular exams, scrapping ICT lessons, scrapping everything...he is clueless
slightly funny but not annoying. is there something else about it that should make me really angry?
he's trying to desecularise the education system innit. sending only a bible makes a pretty clear statement about the conservative party's ambitions regarding the re-christianisation (christianity as the state religion) of the united kingdom.
basically its a load of bollocks.
he's a strange man.
because its an orthodoxy rather than an orthopraxy (judaism/islam) you can be a good christian through faith alone, which means you dont really have to be "practicing"the religion to get to heaven.
(i study religion philosophy and ethics)
better than the shite i have to know.
Far be it for me to suggest so, but I imagine that a lot of Christians might find this a little conceited.
Plus there's the cost too. Any number of charities and religious groups would have supplied bibles to schools for free. Quite why he's felt the need to run off a special edition (a year after the anniversary too) before he's finalised funding and the logisics of distribution demonstrates how out of touch he is.
God doesn't walk down the street thinking he's Michael Gove.