High School/College Atheists

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High School/College Atheists

Anybody who is in High School or College and is an atheist can join and discuss important issues or anything they want to discuss.

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What High School/College are you attending?

Started by Dylan Alexander Fick. Last reply by Justine Robinson Aug 5, 2013. 19 Replies

I'm going to New College of Florida for Anthropology/Political Science! So freaking excited, just graduated from Independence High School in Tennessee this spring and I NEEDED to leave ASAP! Continue

Tags: education, school

Athiest, Agnostic and Freethinker Groups

Started by Matthew. Last reply by Matthew Jun 29, 2011. 4 Replies

I go to a Community College in the SW suburbs of Chicago and I am currently a first semester Freshman. One of the things that I noticed is student clubs. Including a club named GLOW (Gay Lesbian Or…Continue

Tags: Religion., College, Clubs, Discrimination

NZ Canterbury Earthquake

Started by Eoganacht. Last reply by Eoganacht Sep 4, 2010. 2 Replies

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Canterbury_earthquake On the 4th of sept (NZ time) a earthquake of 7.1 ripped through the…Continue

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Comment by Ethan F. on February 27, 2011 at 1:00am
Hey, Andrew, I will be living in Birmingham again shortly.  I lived there for 6 years and will be moving back quite soon! lol
Comment by Ethan F. on February 27, 2011 at 1:00am
'Allo, all!  I"m 25... feeling very old, actually... I 'came out' as it were, when I was 17.  I think I have honestly always been an atheist.  I tried Christianity for the sake of a partner in the 8th-9th grade... never took well.  Even at 5 years old, certain things just never made sense to me.  I've always loved science, philosophy, the study of life, the cosmos, and our planet... and I've been an actor for 11 years.  Its good to meet all of you.
Comment by Justine Robinson on October 20, 2010 at 9:20am
Wow that must be pretty rare for living in Alabama! Welcome and I hope this group will help you find more people who are more freethinking than others.
Comment by Andrew Charles Glass on October 20, 2010 at 9:05am
I attend college at UAB in Birmingham, Alabama and we have a large atheist population here. I consider UAB to be an island of enlightenment surrounded by a sea of ignorance.
Comment by Justine Robinson on September 4, 2010 at 9:38pm
Welcome! and college is definitely more liberal than high school as long as you are not going to a religious college or any in the bible belt states. But other then that they are pretty liberal. I live in a college town in Michigan. And the university there is really liberal and accepting! Anyway thanks for the post and sharing your story with us!
Comment by Samantha J. on September 4, 2010 at 9:14pm
I came out as an Atheist two years ago and lost a bit of friends, but other than that my high school has been pretty accepting. I'm a senior now, but sometimes I have to remain quiet about my lack of faith to my more...outspoken teachers. But I've heard the college I'm anticipating acceptance into has a pretty liberal take, so I hope things should lighten up after this year.
Comment by Rocio Hernandez on August 26, 2010 at 10:28pm
I had to take 2 theology classes but my university is actually one of those leaders of "inter-faith dialogue" [I think its great but they ALWAYS forget that they should include atheists/humanists if they're trying to promote understanding between people]. They didn't have to be specifically Catholic in nature. I took my first theology class, a section where our professor made us write 4 10 page papers where we had to clearly articulate and argue our beliefs. She was a Christian but atheist-friendly. So it was pretty awesome to have to *clearly* explain what you believe and why. I assume it was a lot harder for many theists especially those that had never thought it through and quite a few people weren't sure what they even believed. The 2nd theology can be any number of things, a friend of mine took a class called "Religion and Consumer Culture" which I'm basically guessing tackled this new "prayer is like a shopping list" and going to church as a form of consumption sort of angle.

The only 2 things that it really has an effect on is *wait for it* women's reproductive heath. We can't get a pro-choice group designated as an official student group though we have almost every kind of student group (pro-Israel group, pro-Palestine group) and yet they fund the pro-life group on campus. We still have the group but we can't use our mascots name in the group and don't get student activties funding.

The other thing is that our student health insurance (which they require us to have unless we have our own health insurance) won't cover birth control pills. This I find particularly horrifying because the people most affected are the most vulnerable low-income and barely middle class young women. Rich young women and upper middle class are still on their parents plans and likely have little problem getting the pill, and can probably afford it if they can't get it on their plan. (They also can't sell condoms on campus [even though they *will* sell cigarettes which you know actually definitely kill people] so the pro-choice group hands them out for free)

So they're truly only affecting those who are most vulnerable with their controversial policies. (The great irony is the Pope when he comes to our city comes and yells at our administration for being too liberal and allowing a LGBT student group and resource center to be funded <-- We just got this center in 2008 after about 5-6 hate crimes against gays since I started college)

The thing that I just cannot STAND about Catholic influence is their irrational opposition to condoms and birth control. The irony as well is that apparently most Catholics in the US totally oppose the church on this issue, but they can't do much about the Catholic church's hierarchy.
Comment by Rocio Hernandez on August 26, 2010 at 7:39pm
Hi guys! I'm an atheist. Been an out of the closet atheist since 16 and am now 21. (Was agnostic at 14-15 until my boyfriend at 15 made me realize that I was just afraid to come out of the atheist closet and that it was ok to do so.)

So I go to a Jesuit university (its not really all that religious, unless it comes to some controversial stuff, its mostly lip service) and it can be annoying at times. Although most students aren't really religious, I've met plenty of agnostics, atheists, indifferent, or people who don't really care (although there's a larger proportion of believers than at most equivalent schools).

The non-secular aspect of the school really was a big negative (as I'm an ex-Catholic and wanted to never deal with church ever again) when deciding but this school that I go to is basically the best school you can go to for what I wanted to do international relations/politics and 95% of the time its the same as a secular school.

We rarely talk about religion. I realize that most of the people in most of the groups I'm involved in probably don't believe in God or at least realize that they want to believe in God but have no good evidence for it so they just don't think about it.
Comment by Justine Robinson on August 26, 2010 at 7:15pm
Wow that sucks! It is a good idea to start a topic discussion soon, anybody have any ideas?
Comment by Corey K on August 26, 2010 at 1:30pm
Been Refuting theists since the age of 13 and still goin strong :) Im lucky to go to a school where anyone is accepted
 

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What High School/College are you attending?

Started by Dylan Alexander Fick. Last reply by Justine Robinson Aug 5, 2013. 19 Replies

Athiest, Agnostic and Freethinker Groups

Started by Matthew. Last reply by Matthew Jun 29, 2011. 4 Replies

NZ Canterbury Earthquake

Started by Eoganacht. Last reply by Eoganacht Sep 4, 2010. 2 Replies

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