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Atheist Teachers...

A place to discuss atheism as it applies in education and the classroom.

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so for the next few minutes let's assume evolution is false....

...and see where it gets us!

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Teacher Union Busting Charter School Shell Game

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Comment by Provocative Primate on November 21, 2012 at 3:29pm

I think the time has come to confront the believers who truly "believe" that they can say or do whatever they want. Case in point, at my high school, there are a couple of teachers who are constantly using their positions to promote religion. Maybe they haven't read the Constitution or they don't understand what our Founding Fathers expected. Fortunately it looks like the ACLU is going to get involved but it should never have gone this far. Why do the religious zealots just assume that their fairy tales need to be heard and accepted by the masses without a thread of proof? Why does society give them free reins and blank checks? We laugh at having believed in Santa and the Tooth Fairy but the majority continue to accept supernatural beings, angels, miracles, etc. without a thread of evidence. This blind faith explains why, in my opinion, the masses accept the hogwash of our Christian/militarist/corporate state propaganda program. Reason and rationality welcome scrutiny and skepticism not the closed doors/hands off policy of rigid dogma.  I feel better for venting.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 7, 2012 at 4:17pm

Comment by Earther on November 16, 2011 at 12:36am

I sure would like to hear from you on my discussion about corporal punishment.

Comment by Trevor Clements on July 26, 2011 at 12:40pm

Hi folks, I'm just starting to do my Master's in Adult Education and just found this group, and thought it might be a good place to ask some questions, get different viewpoints, and generally bounce some ideas or generate new ones.


Comment by Chris Highland on September 26, 2010 at 7:55pm
Continue to teach my online course with Cherry Hill Seminary. Yes, of course, it's a seminary, and pagan! But "freethinking" must mean true and honest freethinking. This is why my course is on John Muir and Walt Whitman. They obviously used god-language, but what did they mean by it? A wider viewpoint shows these influential writers, and many like them, used the old tired semantics to present a fresh, inclusive worldview that was, in the long run, completely naturalistic. This kind of teaching seems central to a creative educational approach that isn't always about anti this and anti that, but positive and community building.
Comment by TSimons on July 28, 2010 at 10:41am
I am so happy I have found this group. There are more of us out there.......... This coming school year will be my 18th teaching in public schools. Fourteen in central FL and four in northeast GA. This year will be the third year teaching Earth Science. It is amazing to me how much religion is pushed into the system and how scary it can be for someone like me who is an atheist. There are so many blatantly wrong things going on in the system. It was almost as bad in FL. I have to push my way through a prayer circle on Thurs. mornings to get to my classroom. This circle is held during our work hours, not before. I will have to endure a district meeting during preplanning that is nothing more than praying and "talent" which is a bunch of faculty thinking that we want to sit there and hear them sing christian hymns. It goes on for four hours!!! I feel like I am being held hostage! I am looking forward to interacting with others in this group. I feel like I am the only free thinker in this whole town.
Comment by Zhi Le on May 25, 2010 at 4:56am
Hi Everyone! New here and quite new to the education scene in Hong Kong. Been quite bothered by how loopy Christian schools can be in HK (they are the majority here, and the most powerful ones) when it comes to religion and brainwashing kids with those noxious fairy tales. Hope to gain some words of wisdoms from folks like you : )
Comment by Chris Highland on April 11, 2010 at 7:02pm
Education is critically important for the next steps beyond religion and faith. I teach at a university with Catholic roots and a seminary with Pagan roots. My social work has been with people of all faiths and no faiths cooperating to do "the right thing." To me, the education begins and ends with people setting aside their beliefs to learn from each other and the great classroom of Nature. This is why I draw sips of wisdom from Muir, Burroughs and others to keep up the strength in the face of so much ignorance, irrationality and fear. Thanks for the group.
Comment by Deanna on February 21, 2010 at 4:17am
Hello! History/Social Studies teacher from NZ here - having to be very PC about my non-belief in front of students can be difficult...
Comment by Maria Aladren on January 10, 2010 at 7:17pm
Theatre teacher here at a Performing Arts Conservatory.
So far, I've been lucky. I think everyone, from teachers to staff to students, is aware I'm an atheist--courtesy of the fact my son is also in the program.
So far, I get a lot of questions from adults and some from students which I just return as opportunities to use their brain.
These holidays I got a lot of "Happy Atheistmas" cards....kind of made my day.

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