Beit Gamaliel

The House of Gamaliel: The confluence of knowledge and faith.

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Inevitable Racism

I think in reality everybody is racist. Liberals can get high and mighty and act as if they are the only ones in the world who have no preconceived ideas about races. But in reality it really is a bunch of crap.

The issue of this week highlighted a prominent football player who laughed about a woman talking football. While this isn’t a race issue, it is another bias and form of prejudice based in gender. Cam Newton is not a bad guy. Most likely he respects his wife, his mother, his grandmother, his daughters, and every other female that is respectable in his life. But in that moment, his upbringing presented a dichotomy in his mind between what he was observing and what he was taught culturally. That does not make him bad, evil, sexist, or anything else that is horrible and despicable. Read More

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Strategic Planning: A Winning Season Or A Winning Team

Do you want a winning season? Or are you interested in a winning team? A winning team will make it to states year after year, and no single player or coach takes all the credit. Read More

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Forced Religion and Forced Patriotism.

In a daft move this week, the Leon County School District in Florida sent out an OPT OUT form to parents so that students may opt-out of reciting the United States Pledge of Allegiance. The form is to be signed by the parent or guardian and returned to the child’s school. Read More

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Teaching Children Lessons of Faith

I just had an interesting dialogue with my children about Bible classes at the religious school they attend. I used to be shocked and horrified with their stories and the convoluted ideas shared in classes. Tonight I just found out that my children are learning about Buddhism and Hinduism. Great! I asked what their teacher knows about these religions. Accurately, my son said, “Nothing! Absolutely nothing!” Read More