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: 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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The Atheist Academic

The Atheist Academic: Standing Up for Yourself!

Recently, one of my fellow atheist educators asked the following question:  During a faculty meeting, we were doing a positive things session about each other and our principal was quoting scripture, prefaced by, “I hope this doesn’t offend anyone.” I said nothing. How would you have handled it? This is …

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Education

Kansas Does Something Good For Once and Passes New Science Standards

The following awesome article is by Mindy, Teen Skepchick’s managing editor. Thanks, Mindy! 🙂 It’s hard to think of a more anti-science state than my home state of Kansas. (Louisiana, maybe?) But recently the state Board of Education did me and all of the science enthusiasts throughout the state proud …

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