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Comment 1 by Tyler Durden :

The possibly-religious songs include "Thank You for the World So Sweet," which says "Thank you God for everything," "Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep," which says "I pray the Lord my soul to keep," "Michael Row your Boat Ashore" and "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands."

Possibly-religious, hello?

We sang "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" in my Catholic primary school for one reason, and one reason only.

"[the songs] were used appropriately to teach musical concepts," said Kathryn McCary, the school district's attorney.

Pull the other one, Kathryn, it plays Jingle Bells.

But even the die-hard atheists like Dan Dennett enjoy overtly religious songs. I've heard Dennett say that he continues to sing Christmas songs every year at Christmas time. Now I realize he's an adult and can separate the religious message from the music, but presumably he sang these songs as a kid and they might have had meaning for him at that time. So even if little kids are taught these religious songs now, that's no guarantee they will be immune to a rational mind-set later on.

Thu, 16 Aug 2012 12:49:28 UTC | #950873