All Blog Posts Tagged 'education' (48)

Intolerant Atheists Viciously Attack Christian School

A more current piece on/from Ken Hamm, directly from AiG.. should be good for a laugh. 



by Ken Ham and Mark Looy, AiG–U.S.

Christian education is under attack in America as never before. Yesterday on this website, we …

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Added by Rob Klaers on April 30, 2013 at 10:15pm — 19 Comments

My Education in Shambles

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 I want to be an English teacher. It's been my dream for quite a while, ever since I tutored 9th graders in 12th grade. I want to give kids a love of…

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Added by Courtney Hammett on October 1, 2012 at 4:16am — No Comments

Common sense ideas to make our lives better

Have been compiling the list of ideas to make the world a better place. Here are some of them 

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Added by atheistrising on September 23, 2012 at 5:00pm — 7 Comments

Survey Says: 78% of Quebecers are not religious

"Personally, do you consider yourself to be a religious person? (Total % YES)"

This last weekend I was at the pharmacy waiting for a prescription to be filled and picked up a copy of the Journal de Montreal.…

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Added by Godless Poutine on March 15, 2012 at 4:39pm — 1 Comment

Being snotty and being right, are two different things.

Somehow I feel priviliged when I read the stories here. I was brought up in a non religious household, I have never been inside a church unless it was a funeral or baptism. I didn't think it was odd as a child. My dad was a flaming communist, which also colored my oppinion on religion and politics. But that was really not the point of this blog entry, and yet it is.

I like any other parent, teaches my children what I believe to be the "truth", and my honest oppinion on Religion is,…

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Added by Rikke Petersen on February 13, 2012 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Homeschooling!

Anybody who was homeschooled in a religious home can agree, it is VERY different from family to family.  The Joneses let their kids play with Ghostbuster toys....the Robinsons watch the Simpsons...the Higgins let their daughters wear pants to church while the Williamses all wear dresses.

 

Growing up in a religious home that did not allow TV and actively sheltered me made my life VERY interesting growing up.  I dealt with suicidal thoughts when I was sixteen and had a lot of…

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Added by tim on November 17, 2011 at 10:05pm — No Comments

The Dumbing Down of America

On Fresno`s County`s proposed “tent city” jail plan

To deem a person such a threat to society for the substances that person CHOOSES to consume and to lock that person up, behind walls, behind bars, behind chain link fence, knowing all the while that there will come a day in the near future that the gates will swing open and that person is no longer considered a threat to society with not one single minute of that time spent on correction is absurd. Then to assert that somehow, by…

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Added by TDM on November 16, 2011 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Atheism is the "new cool"?

On September 19 2011, the Telegraph website published an article titled "Atheism is cool, says Archbishop Rowan Williams". In the article the Archbishop claims the apparent rise in atheism due to it's "cool" factor, and that refutations of authors such as Richard Dawkins don't get the attention they "deserve" because atheism is the latest fad, not…

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Added by Martin Pribble on October 18, 2011 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

WantBetterEvidence.org

In my last post, I spoke about Outreach Media's attempt to try and justify the idea that the Bible is the best evidence for Jesus' love for humanity, and that this love is the best proof for the existence of God. This poster has a simple image of Jesus on a piece of toast, and the URL WantBetterEvidence.org.



Well, me being a curious fellow I decided to go to that website and see what I could make of… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on October 3, 2011 at 7:52pm — 1 Comment

This is a Science Textbook?

Education is everything, and teaching our children not only the facts, but how to determine fact from fiction is crucial for our world. Science and technology basics are some of the more important aspects of a good education, and teaching the scientific method at an early age can help establish a lifetime of good thinking.



But there are some enemies of accepted scientific fact out there, and like the falsehoods told in… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on September 23, 2011 at 7:49pm — 8 Comments

Think Inc Conference Special

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending the Think Inc conference in Melbourne Australia, the inaugural event, and one that showed much promise with a line-up of speakers which included Professor Tim Flannery, YouTube sensation Christina Rad, activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali (appearing via Skype), poet Shane Koyczan, Professor Neil Degrasse Tyseon, Professor Michael Shermer and political commentator Christopher Hitchens (also intended to appear via Skype).

Unfortunately Christopher Hitchens…

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Added by Martin Pribble on September 19, 2011 at 12:34am — 1 Comment

Religion is Anti-Intellectual

The major religions teach people that their version of the history of the world is true. Each of them tells a different story, and yet all claim to be the right one. Of course this can't be the case, there can only be one true path that history has taken, albeit multi-threaded. The odd thing is that Christianity and Islam are rife with messages proposing that one not question the words of the religion, and thereby are not only insulating themselves against a natural tendency to question, but… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on September 13, 2011 at 11:48pm — No Comments

No Fulfillment Without God?

What are some of the things in your life that make you happy? What are the greatest joys in your life? What gives you the greatest sense of achievement, and what are the moments in your life that you remember as the most important ones? Does religion play a part in any of these moments, feelings or personal possessions? Because according to many religious folk, the greatest thing in their life is their faith in God. This troubles me.



To many, their belief in God, afterlife and… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on September 13, 2011 at 11:47pm — No Comments

Denial of an Evolutionary Past

You're an animal. In fact, you're an ape! Yes you're an ape, your spouse is an ape, your mother and father are apes, your grandmother is an ape, and every person you know or don't know on the planet are all apes. Megan Fox, Salman Rushdie and Sacha Baron Cohen, all apes. And some of you don't like it. Why is this?







It's for a few reasons. One being that you look at the other animals in the world and think of them as stupid, or dirty, or food, and you couldn't… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on September 13, 2011 at 11:46pm — No Comments

So Much Religious Fear

The power of religion lies in the power of fear; fear of death, fear of the unknown, fear of people who are different, fear of God, and the fear that a lifetime of belief may in fact be wrong. Many religious folks might deny the last point, but I'll get to what I mean by that in a minute.







All people fear dying, but not all fear being dead. As Mark Twain is famous… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on September 13, 2011 at 11:45pm — No Comments

Why Single Out Christianity and Islam?

I've had a few people ask me lately "Why don't you pick on other religions apart from Christianity and Islam? After all, there are thousands you could choose from." Well the answer is pretty simple, but threefold.



Firstly, I live in Australia, which is a predominantly Christian nation. Upwards of 60% of Australians identify themselves as Christians (according to the 2006 census). Most of the first westerners to arrive here were Christian, and that tradition has been carried on…

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Added by Martin Pribble on September 13, 2011 at 11:45pm — No Comments

Government petition against creationism in UK schools.

I would appreciate your support to raise awareness about  this petition to the US government about discouraging creationism in UK schools and forcing all schools to teach evolution as part of science.

To sign the petition you have to be a UK citizen or resident, so if you are or know of any, please sign it or make them aware of it, respectively.…

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Added by Luke Scientiae on August 18, 2011 at 5:55pm — 4 Comments

An Atheist and Spirituality

I've been thinking lately about spirituality. No, I'm not suggesting I am about to join a cult, take up tantric meditation or go on a vision quest. What I have been wondering is, is there any basis or evidence for a spiritual or metaphysical part of human existence?



Firstly, I think we need to define what it is we mean by "spirituality". If it means we are all inhabited by everlasting souls, that our existence on earth is a stepping-stone to the afterlife, or that our personalities… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on August 9, 2011 at 5:31am — No Comments

It's not what you think it is

I've been pretty interested in perception lately, and how our brains decipher the world around us. I've written on Pareidolia (Part 1, Part 2,…

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Added by Martin Pribble on August 5, 2011 at 12:09am — No Comments

"Resisting the Green Dragon"

I found this video while sorting through my G+ stream yesterday, and found it too alarming to not blog on the subject. This is surely enough to get your hackles up, and it should concern not only atheists, agnostics and skeptics, but every thinking human on the planet. This is surely going to be of concern in the future.



The video opens with this statement:

"In what has become one of the greatest deceptions of our day, radical environmentalism…

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Added by Martin Pribble on July 18, 2011 at 8:40pm — No Comments

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