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Required Readings

Required Readings, 24 September 2013

Good morning, everyone! Here are your Tuesday Required Readings articles:   -An organization in Ireland launches the country’s first-ever course in atheism. -Atheist teacher finally gets his dues after six years. –A “secular safe zone” at Utah State University is there for students who feel they need shelter for their …

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Some Really Crappy Advice at the Chronicle of Higher Education

Do non-religious college administrators suffer a particularly high amount of workplace discrimination? Should they hide their lack of religious affiliation and also ask the same of their spouses/partners? Writing for the advice section of the Chronicle, “Madalyn Dawkins” (NOT HER REAL NAME) says yes. I respond, “ORLY?” The author’s primary …

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Required Readings

Required Readings, 10 September 2013

Hello, everyone! Here are some articles for you to peruse this Tuesday morning: -In response to the challenge to the Pledge of Allegiance in Massachusetts, Fox News host Dana Perino says that atheists “don’t have to live here” if we don’t like having “under God” in the Pledge. -Jewish atheists …

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The Atheist Academic

The Atheist Academic: Don’t You Dare Make me Pledge

Every day, I cringe a little bit when I hear it. The Pledge of Allegiance. My whole class of high school freshmen stand , hand over heart, and recite it. My 6-year old proudly recalls how he says the Pledge in his first grade classroom. And no one really seems …

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Spiritual Martians, Pieta Vandalism, and an Old Man’s Groceries: A Day in the Life of Richard

As an AIH (Atheist in Hiding) while at work, it can be hard to carry on the charade day after day, week after week, even year after year. The challenge is dealing with the misconceptions and misinformation. I have chosen a particularly interesting day from last week to help highlight …

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Critical Thinking

Et tu, Radiolab?

It’s time for my morning jog and I spend a few minutes looking over my list of podcasts to choose my educational listenings for the next hour or so. Scrolling through my podcasts I find my trusted running companion, Radiolab. A new episode. Thanks, loyal friend. If you are not …

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Required Readings

Required Readings, 6 August 2013

Good morning, fellow skeptics and educators! Here are some required readings to get you through the day:   -Mississippi lags behind the rest of the country when it comes to science teaching and education. -On being an open atheist in the Arab world. -A study indicates that professors will delay …

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The Atheist Academic

The Atheist Academic: Hope is my god

Recently, there has been an uptick in the number of articles about church-going people who are actually atheists. These articles point out that many seemingly religious people are atheist. These people still attend church for a variety of reasons – the ritual, the calming effect of prayer, the social acceptance …

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Required Readings

Required Readings, 30 July 2013

Good morning, School of Doubt-ers! Here are today’s Required Readings: -Two House representatives tried to add non-religious chaplains to the military. It didn’t go so well. -Researchers say that sibling rivalry is more destructive than school bullying. -Opponents of Kentucky’s new science standards are calling them “fascist” and “atheistic.” -Science …

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Critical Thinking

Are you there God? It’s me, Incredulity.

Many times throughout the school year, our entire staff gather for prayer. We gather for prayer at the beginning of the year to ask God for a safe and healthy school year. We gather each morning to ask God to watch over us during the day, and keep us from …

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