I have been a committed atheist for 20 years. My wife and I decided long ago the we would like to homeschool our son. We both are educated and she has a teaching background. My reasons for home schooling my son, now 12, are complicated but it goes something like this. I really like my kid and enjoy every minute we spend together. I am a science and history nut and have read most of the great classics and love to pass this on. My wife has a solid background in art, design and literature. We very much wanted to have a larger part in our son's life and feel it haas been quite successful We can get far more in depth than the school system can and we can do it in less time, so it is a very flexible life.
We study all manner of things but I have been concentrating on science, history and algebra. For instance, I have been taking popular general science books and we read then aloud together. So far this last year, we have read Phil Plait's Death from the skies, Neil Tyson's Death by Black Hole, Coyne's Why Evolution is True, Bill Bryson's A Brief History of Nearly Everything and others. Soon we start on Dawkin's The Greatest Show On Earth. As you see I am trying to raise a good solid freethinker. Our only difficulty is that the vast majority of other home schoolers are very religious. For example, the educational children's speaker at the home educator conference in North Dakota is someone from Answers in Genesis who sings quaint little songs about dinosaurs and people coexisting.
The few we have that are less religious do band together a bit. So you have a few pagans, some light Christians, a Buddhist all pushed together. We call ourselves non-aligned. My question is this. I'm the only atheist homeschooler I know. Are there others?