All Blog Posts Tagged 'Education' (12)

Just Some News :)

In Oklahoma, an atheist high school student and his family face threats and intimidation from angry Christians after the young atheist had the courage to report the unconstitutional display of the Ten Commandments in his public school classrooms.

On Saturday, May 11, atheist Gage Pulliam, a Junior at Muldrow High School, explained to the Friendly Atheist why he was motivated to blow the whistle on the unconstitutional…

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Added by Matt Dillon on May 13, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Religion "Open Minded"?

Many times, I have heard the religious say to the opposition in an argument "You do not have an open mind and that is why you cannot see why my faith is the truth".

 

Now, this to me has always been an…

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Added by Gerry Evans on February 23, 2012 at 8:49am — 6 Comments

Quotes on Education, Ignorance and Knowledge

Here are some quotes on education, ignorance and knowledge...

 

"To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step toward knowledge." - Benjamin Disraeli

 

"It is only the ignorant who despise education." - Pubilius Syrus

 

"Education is…

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Added by Billy on June 25, 2011 at 4:54pm — 2 Comments

Home School, The Tea Party, and Religion

Recently I've been hearing the Tea Party speak of a bloated Department of Education. There are complaints that students are not performing as well. Questions are raised about how the Catholic Schools are performing better than public schools and for less money. So of course the Department of Education and Big Government are the problems. This, and homeschooling in general, is about religion. 

 

By the numbers, Catholic schools appear to cost less and get better results than…

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Added by Gaytor on February 27, 2011 at 12:59pm — 10 Comments

Disestablish Separate Schools!!!

I have been wishing for this for years and it is finally getting some momentum. I do not believe that governments should fund anything but secular education.

I am really hoping this movement gets going and we can finally put an end to allowing publicly funded schools to reject students based on faith!!!

Please read about it here and Please sign the petition especially if you are from Alberta, Canada!…

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Added by Profound_Raincloud on December 13, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

"Johnny, quit dragging your knuckles"

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Added by Vonnie Girl on November 8, 2010 at 1:17am — 1 Comment

Thanks Mr. Sommerville

Mr. Sommerville was one of my high school teachers. I took his philosophy class, and even though I got a D, I felt that was one of the most influential classes I'd ever taken, aside from drama & food studies.


He had mentioned that he was an atheist in our first class. I couldn't picture an atheist before him, so when I think of the first one, he comes to mind.


My only real debate with him was when he said "Oh my god" or "good god", using god…
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Added by Venus Lovejam on April 27, 2010 at 2:46am — 5 Comments

Does Religion Do More Harm Than Good?

By Dennis Renner



Of course the answer all depends on who you ask. With in religion itself you will find those who are completely against war and at the same time those who feel god has chosen them to do battle for his sake. There is a strange hypocrisy in religion. On one hand they preach peace, love and forgiveness and next minute they are reading scripture that tells them to kill all the people who don’t believe in their God. Stone all those who work on the Sabbath to death, murder… Continue

Added by Dennis Paul Renner on January 11, 2010 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

How I turned my family onto atheism! Also my autobiagraphy & why my name is "luvtheheaven".

I'd like to establish why I have such a username. But more importantly, I want to truly establish myself here since I'm new. :D I want to tell you all who I am and how I became an atheist. :D And also I'll end up telling you how I turned my family onto atheism. I know this is LONG, sorry. Insanely long truly. But in the future my blog posts will probably be a LOT shorter.



I don't believe (and quite frankly have never believed) in Heaven. I've also never believed in God I don't think.… Continue

Added by luvtheheaven on December 23, 2009 at 4:36am — 13 Comments

Tony Abbott wants students to read the bible.

This article is from the breakfast show called "Sunrise" in Australia. It's the most popular breakfast show in the nation. The host of the show, David Koch is generally a fairly level headed guy, but his views on religion are obviously coming from a strong Christian background.



This article was related to a debate between a Christian Minister and an…
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Added by Martin Pribble on December 20, 2009 at 5:11pm — 1 Comment

Mental abuse - Children are a special case - How can we defend them?

While talking with my little brother (Sophomore in high school) this evening I asked to see his Biology book. I grew up home schooled with the notorious A.C.E. (Accelerated Christian Education) curriculum so I should have been ready for what I saw.



- "Biology for Christian Schools" (Third Edition) by Thomas E. Porch and Brad R. Batdorf - 2005 BJU Press



Of all the disturbing things in this school book I've decided only to quote the opening to Chapter 8, The History of… Continue

Added by bubbzlove on December 2, 2009 at 12:37am — 5 Comments

Killing Religion: Should We and How

When we talk about relinquishing the world of religion, we should all realize that we are proclaiming war on a set of ancient ideas or thoughts, rather than groups of people. Richard Dawkins gave these sets of inheritable thoughts a name, Memes, which he defines as "a unit of cultural transmission, or a unit of imitation." These ideas, or memes, jump from host to host at such a rapid rate that it is nearly impossible to prevent or control, or even predict. The result of becoming infected by… Continue

Added by Melissa on July 11, 2009 at 4:54pm — 29 Comments

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