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    Did anybody NOT know this? My favorite part is this......

    Ybarra also claims that the textbooks tend not to treat Christianity, Judaism and Islam equally.

    "Islam has a privileged position," he said. "It's not critiqued or criticized or qualified, whereas Judaism and Christianity are."

    One example is in the glossary of "World History: Continuity and Change." It calls the Ten Commandments "moral laws Moses claimed to have received from the Hebrew God," while the entry for the Koran contains no such qualifier in saying it is the "Holy Book of Islam containing revelations received by Muhammad from God."

    No wonder so many young people hate Christians and Christianity.

    The brainwashing continues....
     
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    Interesting, I use Pearson for my social studies and literature books. I have 0 from McGraw or Houghton. Since I do ancient world and american studies, I've run into few problems with religion, I'd say all the social studies from Pearson are fine. We do comparative studies in ancient. Not so with Houghton & McGraw and it's not just religion that is part of a distortion agenda. While I can't recall specifics from 6 years ago, when we were choosing our new texts, I remember finding them woefully slanted.

    The comment about 75% of texts being the 3 publishers mentioned would be I say, an understatement.
     
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    You know......the stories are the same for all cultures, it's just that each culture tries to say that THEIR way and story is the original.

    Nope.......not even the Jews were original, as there were 974 generations before them.

    Just another example of someone trying to say that they are the one true way to God. Islam is a perfect lie of this.
     
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    It's not the only distortion.....people assume that because they're school text books, they must be correct. IMO, they're one of the most widely used tools for propoganda.
     
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    What I said.
     
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    Sorry, I didn't read your post.
     
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    Funny how the people there didn't call it 'Palestine' isn't it.
     
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    Diuretic Permanently confused

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    It's a bit weird but I don't remember ever being told that Jesus was a Jew, only that he was born in Bethlehem and grew up in Nazareth. I was educated in Catholic primary schools and went to state (secular) high schools and in religious instruction lessons in my Catholic schools (I was excused RI in the state schools because they were a different denomination) never once did anyone say Jesus was a Jew.

    So, what's new? :confused:
     
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    Not much. It's bad enough when many history texts are found wanting or biased but what about the fact that most modern science text books contain glaring errors of fact. One can tolerate something that is out of date but something that is just plain factually wrong is another thing.
     

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