All Blog Posts Tagged 'school' (35)

Sometimes I can't decide if you're a really bad Christian, or a really good one

It's a popular topic, in my neck of the woods, the sort of thing people like to titter and gossip about: who's a good Christian, and who isn't. It seems, though, that the more 'Christian love' I'm subjected to, though, the harder time I have differentiating between just who is a bad Christian, or a really good one.



This post will probably ultimately turn out to be half stream-of-consciousness, half rant, rather than any sort of significant prose on the issue, but never… Continue

Added by Piper on June 3, 2010 at 7:50pm — 11 Comments

Opt-out required for school prayers? Teacher fired for a 2nd time

It is against both Tennessee and U.S. law to lead public school students in prayer. But some people just won't stop breaking the law and trying to find ways around it. Should students have to opt-out in order to be spared from teacher-led prayers?



According to WLBT news, "A Franklin County High School teacher was fired on Tuesday for leading her students in prayer in the classroom," At first this sounds… Continue

Added by IAmTheBlog on May 31, 2010 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Let’s REGRESS…not PROGRESS!

I live in Texas.

I’ve always been an atheist.

All my life I’ve had to put up with these bible pounding clowns who think their “Manure” does not stink.

Well it does.

I’ve seen these clown just ruin a college.

At first there were no preachers on the Board of Regents.

Then one day there was one.

Then two.

The next thing you knew all the Regents were preachers.

That lead to the demise of the college.

It lost it’s… Continue

Added by Rick on May 25, 2010 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

Skipping Sunday School: Atheist Indoctrination?

Would you like to know the religious affiliations of my parents? Well, too bad. Because, get this: I don't know.



Isn't that great!



I DON'T KNOW!



I am 29 years old, almost 30, and I have no idea if either of my parents are religious. For all the grievances I might have towards them (which, since I am using my real name here, I would rather not divulge), the single fact that I have no idea if they are religious or, if so, what religion, is the single… Continue

Added by Darren Cubitt on May 14, 2010 at 6:59am — 1 Comment

No Churches Near Schools

There have been hundreds of thousands of reported cases of child sexual assault and child rape committed by leaders in the Catholic Church. In America, most towns and cities have ordinances which forbid “adult” themed stories and businesses from being within a certain distance from schools. Maybe there ought to be an ordinance restricting churches from being within a certain distance from schools.



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Added by Staks Rosch on March 30, 2010 at 10:08am — 3 Comments

Atheist since birth in The people's Kommunistic Monarchy of Sweden

I do not understand Why there is such a grand hullabaloo about being an atheist. Religion has never in my whole life been a part my personality. At times I can get disturbed about the crazies out there in the world that hold extremely unexplainable, contradictory believes but I can always just walk away and not need to deal with another such person for a few years.



During the early years of my life in school it was popular amongst the 1st and 2nd graders to ask each other if they… Continue

Added by lordmetroid on October 21, 2009 at 9:38pm — 3 Comments

Lake Local School District in Ohio Makes Belief in God a Goal

There are few things that can get under my skin like the education system in America. We do not do enough to teach our kids about the real wonders in the world through logical inspection and we fail miserably to teach them to respect or understand history. Schools that respect the secular requirements of our government fail to impart the importance of these subjects. What education are we denying children when they are educated by a school district that makes “belief in god” a goal in their… Continue

Added by LaRae Meadows on August 29, 2009 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

Small changes........

There was a recent news item on Danish T.V. where an opposition politician from the Social Democratic Party, Christine Antorini, said that the "Our Father" prayer should no longer be used in schools. "It belongs in church and not in schools. We have Christian, Muslim and Jewish children......"

I wrote to her expressing my support but pointing out that children do not get their religion via their D.N.A. but through their upbringing. Therefore it would be more correct to say children of a… Continue

Added by Ian Mason on August 14, 2009 at 2:10pm — 1 Comment

Sunday School

I've added a new weekly feature to Angie the Anti-Theist full of recommended reading from blogs I follow or stumble on.

To nominate a post, send me the permalink and one line description. Thanks and happy reading!

Added by Angie Jackson on July 26, 2009 at 11:47am — No Comments

It's time to mess with Texas

I've also posted this at the ever-growing Good Reason News, please visit, if you feel like it.

Thanks.

-b.




A Wall Street Journal article says there's a big push to bring Christianity into the public classroom.



The Texas Board of Education, which recently approved new science standards that made room for…
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Added by Billy Deaton on July 16, 2009 at 5:23pm — 3 Comments

Bible Study

Well, in school I have recently attended a few Bible Study classes just out of pure interest. During most of I I could barely stop myself from laughing, but today however, I was fuming. The teacher was talking about how the Bible was the infallible word of God and that they were God's instruments, she also commented on how "secular-humanists" A.K.A. Atheists are close minded and seek simple Earthly pleasures to fill the void left by their lack of faith in God. I just wanted to yell, especially… Continue

Added by SayNoToTheism on June 5, 2009 at 12:35am — 5 Comments

your book vs. my universe, a science writer's statement of purpose

This is a post from my popular science blog, Weird Things which I thought would be of interest to Atheist Nexus's community since I'm trying to summarize the atheist/agnostic stance on life and provide a rebuttal to the theist charge that atheists and agnostics are angry and bitter because we have a very limited worldview. Here's the post in its entirety...



I periodically get asked why I write about creationism and creationists and try to use a scientific battering ram on people who… Continue

Added by Greg F. on January 20, 2009 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Hi-ho hi-ho, it's back to school I go.

The last day of freedom. Tomorrow I'll be back at health school, trying to get the bit of paper that says I'm qualified to do the job I've been doing for the past 12 years. Actually, it's long overdue but it was only in 2008 it became possible to get work experience credited and only take the theory part of the training. The other option has been to start again as a trainee on a trainee salary and spen 8 months in work experience as well as 6 months at school, so it's not so bad. I'll be… Continue

Added by Ian Mason on January 5, 2009 at 2:09pm — 4 Comments

“A Deck of Cards” (originally published in Polluto Magazine Issue 1) in the articles section

A deck of cards is an amazing teaching tool. With it, I’ve taught students elementary concepts such as addition and subtraction as well as advanced concepts in Algebra and Geometry. As a teacher trainer and lead teacher for my district, I have built up my reputation with eleven years of dedicated teaching, yet a few seconds could demolish my reputation and possibly cost me my job if word got out that I am an atheist.



Although I teach in a public school, the vast majority of the… Continue

Added by Jess Freeborn on August 24, 2008 at 11:50am — No Comments

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