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Oliviero Rainaldi, Pope Sculptor, Gets A Second Chance (PHOTOS)

Oliviero Rainaldi, Pope Sculptor, Gets A Second Chance (PHOTOS)

Commented Sep 30, 2011 at 19:55:43 in Home

“You are missing the point...which was the Vatican should be more concerned with feeding the poor than erecting monuments. Overgeneralization on your part.”

sahk3 on Oct 3, 2011 at 09:25:56

“You are missing the importance of symbolism to religion. They need to do both”
Vacaville Students Lost 25 Points Off Test For Saying 'Bless You' To Sneezing Peer

Vacaville Students Lost 25 Points Off Test For Saying 'Bless You' To Sneezing Peer

Commented Sep 30, 2011 at 11:18:07 in Education

“The Vacaville Unified School District issued a statement Thursday saying that it's investigating "this reported classroom disruption," as Cuckovich "believed that students were dramatically sneezing and responding in a repetitive fashion, 'bless you,'" KGO-TV reports

It is possible that the students were repeatedly sneezing and responding in an effort to disrupt class flow and "be funny" and the teaher's reaction was to the chronic disruption of instruction and had nothing to do with religion. The 25 point penalty may have been excessive, but the disruption could also have been excessive.”

thorrsman on Sep 30, 2011 at 11:20:13

“Is it possible that the teacher's ranting and overreation provided the students an easy way to annoy a teacher that they didn't like?”
Oliviero Rainaldi, Pope Sculptor, Gets A Second Chance (PHOTOS)

Oliviero Rainaldi, Pope Sculptor, Gets A Second Chance (PHOTOS)

Commented Sep 30, 2011 at 11:11:26 in Home

“I'm more concerned that the money that was spent on the sculpture could have better been used to feed the hungry, etc.”

sahk3 on Sep 30, 2011 at 14:35:57

“Then the artists of the world could starve along with all the others. The world would still have hunger if everyone felt that way, but no art.”

frankerin on Sep 30, 2011 at 13:55:26

“Ah the Judas argument. Your concern is entirely - false”

BooCooDinkyDow on Sep 30, 2011 at 13:08:31

“JPII would agree with you.”