"I think so much of religion has been washed out of the way many celebrate Easter in America, that there's real no need to worry about those uncomfortable topics. Decorating eggs, bunnies, even the word Easter: they're all…"
"As a Brit ex pat in Canada I find the Pledge to be a bizarre and uniquely American quirk anyway. I imagine that they would simply say the Pledge as is, in order to fit in, especially at a younger age. My three year old came back from…"
"I talked to my girl about it before she went to school, and gave the same 3 options as were mentioned - saying it as the principal does, leaving out the god part, or not saying it at all. We also have heathen friends who say "under gods"…"
I created this group called "Freethought Families of Chicago" and someone mentioned that the name is not grammatically correct. It should read, they say, as "Freethinking Families of Chicago." When I created the title, I had not really thought of it, the name just seemed to roll off the tongue well. In my defense, I would say that "freethought" represents a philosophical worldview where as "freethinking" represents activity within that worldview. So to call it "Freethought Families of…See More
"I was listening to NPR this evening, and there was a story about the pledge. They were talking about a school district where they were trying to get the pledge removed. I was on my walk, so I couldn't take notes, but it was in…"
"I my self have written notes to teachers telling them that my daughter will only say up to the god part, skip the god part and say the rest, the pledge was written by a preist, so it should be taken out of public schools"
The Chicago Freethought Project is trying to come up with a good username for our Twitter account. Unfortunately, we're only given 15 characters and they have to be alphanumeric. One's I've considered and mostly dismissed or unable to use for several reasons: chcgfrthghtprojchifreeprojChiFreethoughtChicFreethoughtCFPTCFP ...and variations on those. Anyone have thoughts?See More
Hi to Christian J Brooks in Chicago, and welcome to Atheist Nexus. We are pleased to welcome you here among the sensible, rational people of this world who, like you, recognise religion for the superstition and fraud that it is --- and that God and gods are nothing but fictions inside people's heads.
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