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The Atheist Academic: I’m NOT Angry!

“You’re not an atheist… you’re just angry at God.” Yeah, you’ve heard that too? Ugh. It drives me up a wall. My mom is Catholic through-and-through. I was, too, for a long time. Catholic schoolgirl. Confirmation. Church choir. Eucharistic minister at the college Catholic church. I think, in some ways, …

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Required Readings, 1 October 2013

Hello, everyone! Good morning, and here are some articles for you to peruse today:   -Teresa MacBain, minister-turned-atheist, loses teaching job after it was discovered she was inflating her credentials. -Anti-evolution group files lawsuit against Kansas State Board of Education to try to prevent Kansas from using the new science …

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The Atheist Academic: I read the comments you guys leave, you know…

I like when people leave comments on my articles; I really do. Most of you leave them where the article is posted (i.e. Facebook) instead of on the actual article, and that’s okay. I mean, it makes it look like nobody reads my articles if you just look at the …

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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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The Atheist Academic: Positive Atheist Role Models

You seem them at any awards show that you’ve made the mistake of watching. “I want to thank GOD ALMIGHTY!”, they shout. “I couldn’t have been here without JESUS!” I always cringe, look away, and remind myself that their art is what matters, and not their mistaken beliefs about who …

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Required Readings, 17 September 2013

Good morning! Here is a grab-bag of articles for today’s Required Readings: -Atheists in London set up a “godless congregation,” expand to broadcast services in other cities. -Rachel Held Evans tells atheists that she won’t think Richard Dawkins speaks for all atheists… so long as atheists don’t think that Pat …

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The Atheist Academic: Watch their eyes open…

We read out of the King James Bible instead of the Scott Foresman Bible As/In Literature now. Why? Because, as we started going through Genesis together in the Foresman version, specifically reading God’s reasons for placing the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil on the earth, or relating the genealogy of …

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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: 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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Required Readings, 3 September 2013

Happy Tuesday, my fellow skeptics and educators! Here are the morning’s Required Readings: -New Jersey first bans a license plate that says “Atheist,” and then later gives its approval. -The Massachusetts Supreme Court on Wednesday will decide whether or not the compulsory recitation of the Pledge is in violation of …

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