All Blog Posts Tagged 'school' (36)

Get God out of Government!

"Question with boldness even the existence of a god; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear."

-- Thomas Jefferson

 

Jesus H. Christ!!  I cannot believe that the Supreme Court is AGAIN about to debate the legitimacy of the spouting…

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Added by Alan Perlman on November 4, 2013 at 6:30pm — 6 Comments

Violent Video Games Reduce Violent Crime

With the recent shooting at a school in Newtown Connecticut and the shooting in Aurora Colorado violent video games are in the news again. The old men in the old media are blaming violent video games as they always do when a shooting hits the national news.

Violent video games have been the target of old media and conservatives for years. They will spout dubious studies and claim there is a link. They will blame any act of violence on violent video games even if the perpetrator never…

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Added by Lone Wolf on December 21, 2012 at 10:32pm — 1 Comment

Update about the school project

Hello my friends on Atheist Nexus, am updating you on the progress of the school project.

Normal lessons are being conducted and towards the middle of May, we received a volunteer at the school to orientate both our teachers and the students on computer skills. The program is already in progress and our students are so excited and fully committed towards attaining these skills.

The Godless Poutine based in Canada is running a one o one interview of both the School Director, The…

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Added by Bwambale Robert on June 14, 2012 at 4:22am — No Comments

From Social Psychology, David G. Myers, 7th edit.2002 orig.1983 "ignorant about nature" bingo.

pg. 565



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Clinicians are vulnerable too...



Beware of tendecy to see relationships that you expect to see or that are supported by striking examples readily available in your memory. Rely on your notes more than your memory. Recognize that hindsight is seductive: It can lead you to feel overconfident and sometimes to judge yourself too harshly for not having foreseen…

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Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on June 3, 2012 at 7:59am — No Comments

Atheists and Agnostics Making a Difference in the World I: Bwambale Robert and The Kasese Humanist Primary School in Uganda

This is the first post in a new series of personal profiles of Atheists, Agnostics and Humanists who are helping to make the world a better place.

Over the next few weeks I will focus on people who are making a difference for others. They are examples of…

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Added by Godless Poutine on May 22, 2012 at 3:53pm — No Comments

Catholic Parents: Oh No! Don't Give Our Children The Gay!

My wife and I both work and we have a two year old kid. This takes up a lot of my time so lots can happen in this world of ours without my noticing it. Like natural disasters, revolutions, whole continents disappearing into the sea and Bill 13, which is making its way through the legislature in…

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Added by Godless Poutine on May 12, 2012 at 4:43pm — 2 Comments

Canada: Muslim Posters In Subways, Gideons in the Schools and Creeping Albertan Theocrats

Things have been busy over at my blog.  Here's a roundup of my most recent posts.

Toronto transit authorities refuse to take down Muslim ad

Well, it's the war of the subway signs again, this…

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Added by Godless Poutine on April 17, 2012 at 5:55pm — 6 Comments

Tax Exemptions: The Business of Religion

Disclaimer: The Omnipotent Poobah, aka Jack Koeneman, is a former Christian turned atheist. He has nothing against most theists and respects their beliefs – up to the point where they step on his.



I have dozens of theist friends. Our discussions are generally polite and lean toward the relative merits of atheist and theist beliefs, not mundane secular topics like religious tax breaks. But with the hew and cry over…

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Added by Omnipotent Poobah on September 10, 2011 at 3:37pm — 1 Comment

The Time Has Come: Put catholics in Their Place

On July 1, 2011, Dalton McGuinty, the Premier of Ontario, announced that starting in Spetember, catholic schools would no longer be allowed to prohibit the formation of gay-straight alliances by students. In an address by a Member of Provincial Parliament, Glenn Murray (Toronto Center), read a statement from the Premier during Toronto’s Pride Week. The statement read, “Starting in September, it will be students, not principals or school boards, that will decide whether a school has an LGBT… Continue

Added by Brian Bridson on July 16, 2011 at 1:30pm — 6 Comments

A Ugandan Pastor visits the school and donates school supplies

On Tuesday 31st May 2011, we hosted a local pastor at the school who was moving from school to school conveying the "good news" to students, he said that he visits schools, prisons,hospitals speaking out the news to all people.

As a Humanist School we are tolerant to people's beliefs and okayed him to speak to the children. You can follow what transpired at the meeting here…

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Added by Bwambale Robert on June 1, 2011 at 3:50am — 1 Comment

Second Term at Kasese Humanist Primary School opens on 23rd May 2011

The school is re-opening for second term on 23rd May 2011

The general public, the international community are hereby informed about this date and the parents of our children are encouraged to pay school dues in time because a lot of school running costs need to be met. Also the international community most especially friends of our school should fundraise for the school in their areas such that we have a good pool of funds to run and maintain the…

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Added by Bwambale Robert on May 18, 2011 at 9:23am — No Comments

Opening date for Second Term at Kasese Humanist Primary School

The school is re-opening on 23rd May 2011.

Some simple paintings and general renovations is going on and also some of our students from Primary 4 up to Primary 6 are having holiday coaching lessons where they are studying half day. This is being done to keep the brains of our students warmed up so as to catch up with the rest of the students in other well performing schools.

The international community is requested to donate any thing for the sustainability of the school for a…

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Added by Bwambale Robert on May 10, 2011 at 12:18am — No Comments

Children, Atheism and Religion

Copied from my blog at http://liberalatheisthippie.blogspot.com

 

When my son came home a few days ago and announced, "Charlie's* an atheist like me!", I felt my chest tighten.  After a deep breath, we had a short discussion about personal beliefs and why some people might get upset with him if their beliefs are different from his and then I reminded him that he is still learning and suggested he might want to hold off…

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Added by Cara F. on March 8, 2011 at 4:15pm — 1 Comment

The poverty of miracles

I remember one of my many steps towards atheism was taken when I was at school. It was in history, when we leant about Custer's last stand and the events leading up to it - and finally we arrived at something called the ghost dance - a ritual steeped in cultish logic (and unsurprisingly toxic Christian Missionaries ) seeking divine intervention from a messianic figure , the ressurection of the dead to restore the nation,… Continue

Added by Richard Healy on January 9, 2011 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

Kasese humanist school website opened

I am informing the entire free thinkers all over the world that a school website has been put on the internet, You can follow up news, information's, photos and latest developments about kasese humanist primary school, the web address is http://www.kasesehumanistschool.webs.com

Hope you have some fun visiting us and look forward to hearing from you soon.

Bwambale Robert

School Project Director

Added by Bwambale Robert on December 25, 2010 at 2:54am — No Comments

News about our new school

Kasese united humanist association is planning opening up another school in kasese town, the new school is to be called Kasese Humanist Primary School and is to be fully managed by Kasese united humanist association.…

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Added by Bwambale Robert on December 6, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

Molding the minds of our nation's youth... or... Woot! I got a job!

Okay, so it's not teaching Science or History or anything where I can really counteract any of the bizarre brainwashing of society by religious institutions.



But this is now officially the blog of a bona-fide high school Theatre teacher!



Interviewed this morning. Got offered the job this afternoon. Fill out paperwork and get the keys to my theatre some time next week, and then the real work begins!



This is HUGE for me and my family both as my first "real" career-type… Continue

Added by Jas Brimstone on July 2, 2010 at 11:19pm — 5 Comments

Pres. Ulysses Grant 1875 to a veteran's meeting (Blaine_amendment)

President Ulysses S. Grant (1869-1877) in a speech in 1875 to a veteran's meeting...



called for a Constitutional amendment that would mandate free public schools and prohibit the use of public money for sectarian schools.

Grant laid out his agenda for "good common school education." He

attacked government support for… Continue

Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on June 30, 2010 at 5:44pm — No Comments

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