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Required Readings, 7 January 2014

Good morning, everyone! Here are your Tuesday readings: -The Sunday Assembly – the “atheist church” – undergoes a split. -How do we get people to listen to the message of science? -Another poll released by the NCSE shows that six in ten Americans accept evolution. Have some links you’d like …

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Required Readings, 31 December 2013

Happy New Year’s Eve, skeptics and educators! Here are some readings to get you started today: -A Chicago-area library rejects a donation from “Friendly Atheist” Hemant Mehta, saying he represents a “hate group.” –A NPR poll says that a quarter of American parents feel as though their child’s school doesn’t …

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Required Readings, 24 December 2013

Good morning, everyone! Here are some articles for your consideration: -Atheist groups around the country are rebuffed while trying to be charitable. -This writer says that teaching is more difficult than being an aerospace engineer. -A new Harris poll addresses evolution and creationism. Have some links you’d like to share? …

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Required Readings, 17 December 2013

Hello, all! Here are your Tuesday readings: -One person’s take on the online atheist community – and why he’s “quitting” it. –What a geologist can teach us about better science education. -How prestige factors into choosing a graduate program. Have some links you’d like to share? Submit them on our …

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Required Readings, 1 December 2013

A gang of abussive-men-beating women, atheist megachurches and more. Good morning everyone! Have a nice Sunday and enjoy reading while you finish digesting all that turkey! Atheist ‘Megachurches’ Crop Up Around The World – I keep finding stories about this, perhaps it’s just because I’ve never, not even as a …

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The Atheist Academic

The Atheist Academic: Muahahahahahaha!

I was so nervous to teach the Bible as Literature. I love teaching electives, and the Bible is one of the two most alluded to texts in English literature, so I know it’s important. And I was raised Catholic and went to Catholic school, so I know my Bible. But …

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Required Readings, 5 November 2013

Good morning, everyone! Here are your Tuesday Required Readings: -Atheist group banned from volunteering at soup kitchen hands out care packages instead. -Supreme Court will hear on Wednesday arguments against Greece, New York having prayer at its town board meetings. -Advanced degrees do not guarantee exemption from financial hardship. -The …

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Required Readings, 29 October 2013

Hello, all! Good morning, and welcome to the Tuesday Required Readings post:   -Hemant Mehta asks for help for pastor who was attacked by “militant atheist.” -Texas rules parts of controversial abortion law unconstitutional. -Atheist volunteers turned away from volunteering at soup kitchen. -U.S. schools need to teach their students …

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The Atheist Academic

The Atheist Academic: Save Yourself

For me, the most haunting part was the 911 call from Columbine. For five minutes, a terrified adult in charge of students simpered on the phone, alternately screaming at students to hide underneath tables in the library. For five minutes, students held back their instinct and stayed put. And then, …

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Required Readings, 8 October 2013

Good morning, all! Here are some readings to start off the week:   -A new billboard along I-94 in Michigan is drawing attention for proclaiming that “millions… are living happily without religion.” -An Oklahoma mayoral candidate is courting the atheist vote. -Public opposition in Kentucky to the new science standards …

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