"With all of the garbage that they get in their high school classes, we
just feel it's really important that they get some reinforcement out of the
scriptures every morning."Yes, all that garbage like Physics,
Math, English, History...
Proud 4 year Graduate of Early Morning Seminary!
The website for the Seminary celebration is NOT Functioning.Website
mentioned in News story says, "This Web Site is down for
maintenance".Why is Not the 100 Years Celebration of Seminary
NOT on BYU-TV???Is NOT BYU part of the Church Educational
System??What gives?? NO Access to "Promoted" events is
just NOT good!!
zabivka,I wouldn't have a problem with people thinking such
religious claims were invalid... except for the fact that my own personal
experience was exactly how these seminary teachers have described.Example: Health SciencesMy high school teacher taught our entire
class that certain feelings were natural. Is that crazy? No. She taught that
exploring those feelings were okay, that frequent practice in certain
'activities' that my religious beliefs ran contrary to were in fact normal and
no one should feel guilty for doing them.Now is that 'acceptable'
for a public school teacher using public funds to preach? No, it isn't.Why didn't I say "Teach"? I specifically used the term
"preach". I'm sure you noticed. I call it preaching when teachers who
are supposed to teach science decide to be the moral authority for their
students. If I wanted them taught according to one belief, I'd have sent them to
a private school, like many religious schools. Everything is religion. Atheism
is as much a 'belief system' as anything else from a purely intellectual and
philosophical examination.While the majority of my non-LDS teachers
felt the need to teach me that my beliefs were wrong, I qualify that as garbage
and ill-willed. How am I wrong?
@ brother paulSo that those who would like to celebrate the 100
years would not have to change back and forth between the game and the fireside.
I went with my wife and kids and enjoyed the lack of other distractions. I was
allowed to be part of a historic event of a program that saved me from wondering
There were two great quotes that Elder Packer said, that I put in my scriptures.
From Elder Marion G. Romney, "Don't just teach them so they understand.
Teach them so they don't misunderstand." From Elder Yates, first Seminary
teacher to Elder Packer (before being called as Assistant to the Quorum on the
12), "Learn at the feet of the Apostles, and it will have a profound effect
on you." To this day we all have that opportunity.
And Zabivka,You know darn well what he meant by "garbage in their
classes"...It's been a long time since I was in high school,
but I remember Seminary as a chance to get away from the world for an hour. The
garbage I would refer to would be how some students (and teachers!) act, and the
things they say. It was a relief some days, to physically and spiritually leave
that world. I imagine it's a lot worse now. These kids need Seminary more than
ever!And the Fireside last night was wonderful! I love President