Education

Stealth Creationism

This article was first published on our amazing sister site, Grounded Parents, by Tammy. Last week, my friend Jay’s head asploded. Ok, not literally, but what better way is there to describe the experience of suddenly and jarringly discovering that your child is being taught to believe in young earth …

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Education

Second Attack of Evolution Education in Missouri.

A week ago, we had an awesome article by Lance, from Grounded Parents, about Missouri’s anti-evolution legislation. This week, we’re lucky enough to have his follow-up article, which he generously let us borrow from his personal site. Last week, I wrote about the first bill submitted in the Missouri House of Representatives this session …

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Government

The Evolution of Anti-Evolution Legislation: Missouri

By LANCE, at Grounded Parents, originally published on Grounded Parents. Over the last few years, Missouri’s legislature has drawn lots of national attention, and usually not for good reasons. Both houses of our legislature are controlled by a supermajority of Republicans, so though our Democratic Governor can keep some semblance of balance, any of …

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The Atheist Academic

The Atheist Academic: I Did Not Proselytize!

As many of you know, I got the opportunity to teach a Bible as Literature class last semester, As a rather outspoken atheist among my colleagues, I (and probably a lot of other people) thought that I was an unusual choice. Still, I’ve never been one for backing down from …

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The Atheist Academic

The Atheist Academic: Snow Days!

My first grader ran around the house screaming in joy when he woke up this morning. He’s already learned what snow days are, and how exciting that they can be. I’m not going to lie — my fellow teachers and I LOVE snow days. What could be wrong with an …

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The Atheist Academic

The Atheist Academic: Voting Pisses Me Off

This is my annual voting rant. I’ve heard all of the counterarguments, and I totally understand them. But something, deep down inside me, gets really pissed off when I vote. My local precinct is held in a church. It’s close to my house, so I can walk there, which is …

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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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The Atheist Academic

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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The Atheist Academic

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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EducationFeaturedSecondary Education

I’m Going to Be a Bitch Here for Just a Moment

Over the last few days, we had a horrible scare at my school. One of our students disappeared, in his car, leaving his wallet and phone behind. They found his car a few states away, abandoned. Before school, some students gathered for a prayer group outside of our school, I …

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