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Comment 2 by Jay G :

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.

True. However, look at what McCary, the school district's attorney, is claiming:

"He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" is used appropriately to teach musical concepts. Do you know this particular song? It's repetition upon repetition.

The school could easily have used "10 Green Bottles" instead, if their goal was to teach the musical concept of repetition, and symmetry, in motifs and hooks.

Sadly, this has nothing to do with "teaching musical concepts", it's blatant religious indoctrination.

And, don't get me wrong, I have no problem with religiously-inspired music. I recently attended a performance of Mozart's Requiem in St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin. Incredible. And have also enjoyed Handel's Messiah in Christ Church Cathedral around Christmas time.

Thu, 16 Aug 2012 13:33:10 UTC | #950878