You’ll Want to Salute Megan Hurwitt After Watching This Video

There’s a new Foxhole Atheist — Megan Hurwitt — and the video of her induction into the Texas Army National Guard is something I’m not used to seeing: Justin Griffith offers this transcript: “I, your name.” I, Megan Hurwitt. “Do solemnly swear.” Do solemnly affirm.*pause* “To support and defend” To support and defend “The Constitution [Read More…]

Is There Room for More Critical Thinking in Math Education?

At the 2011 Secular Student Alliance conference, I gave a talk about the need for more critical thinking in math education. The video of the talk is finally available so I wanted to share that with you. (Plus, I’m at a math conference this weekend and it seemed like the perfect time to post it.) [Read More…]

Let’s Hope the Rapture Isn’t Happening…

Because if Jesus comes back, he’s gonna be pissed… (Animation is NSFW) (via riojabaja419) [Read more…]

Christians: 1, Women: 0

In Tennessee. the Shelby County Commission has awarded a “family planning grant” to… a group that opposes family planning: Planned Parenthood has received the family planning grant money for years, but lost in the bidding process to [Christ Community Health Center] when the state turned the funding decision over to the County. … Christ Community [Read More…]

There Are Some Brave Atheists in Foxholes

Jason Torpy, president of the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers, has a great interview in The Atlantic about atheists in foxholes: What services could military chaplains provide to atheists? Should they be handing out books by Christopher Hitchens or Richard Dawkins? … Every military chaplain has to agree to provide mentorship and support to [Read More…]


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