An Atheist Explains the Importance of Speaking with Believers on Your College Campus

I’ve posted a number of videos by Anthony Magnabosco on this site, in which he speaks to strangers about their religious beliefs for just few minutes and then deconstructs the whole conversation afterwards.

He recently spoke to a Secular Student Alliance affiliate in Texas about how students could conduct effective street epistemology:

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New Hampshire is Now the Least Religious State in the Country

Congratulations, New Hampshire! You have overtaken Vermont as the least religious state in the country.

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The World of Science Could Do Without Major Cash Rewards

Lawrence Krauss makes a strong case at the New Yorker‘s website for why huge cash prizes — like the $3 million Fundamental Physics Prize — aren’t really helping the scientific world, and how that money could be better spent:

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73% of Americans Support Football Coaches Who Lead Their Teams in Christian Prayer

A new survey about football released by the Public Religion Research Institute in partnership with Religion News Service revealed that 73% of Americans believe coaches at public high schools should be allowed to pray to Jesus with their students.

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Elementary School Science Teacher Sends Kids Home with an Invitation to Christian Summer Camp

What would you do if your daughter came home from her public school and told you her 5th grade science teacher was preaching in the classroom? What if it wasn’t direct preaching but an invitation to join her at church over the weekend, when school wasn’t in session?

Either way, it’d be proselytizing and public school teachers are forbidden from doing it.

But one teacher apparently doesn’t see or understand the problem. She sent a flyer home with students yesterday — attached to their report cards — inviting them to a week-long Christian sports camp this summer. One parent, who understood the problem with this, posted the image on Reddit before explaining how he handled it. (Emphases hers.)

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