Apply for the 2013 American Atheists Scholarship!

If you’re a college student (or a high school senior about to enter college), American Atheists has some money for you!

If you’ve done any activism this past year individually or with a group, if you’ve written letters-to-the-editor which were published, if you were an outspoken atheist in some way or another, you should think about applying.

The winner receives a $2,000 scholarship. The runner-up receives $1,000. And there is also an LGBT-specific scholarship worth $1,000: [Read more...]

The Portrait of Jesus at Jackson Middle School Must Come Down

At the high school I work at, there are a lot of pictures of students on the walls, ones who excel in Science, Art, English, Music, Athletics, etc.

At Jackson Middle School in Jackson, Ohio, they have this picture on the wall:

Believe it or not, that’s not a student. (I know! I couldn’t believe it either!) [Read more...]

Kansas Pastor Makes a Surprising Statement About Putting God in Public Schools

If I told you a pastor from Kansas said something about prayer in public schools, you’d probably cringe.

So it was a pleasant surprise to read what Adam Hamilton, senior pastor of The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, had to say about the call for putting God back in school in the aftermath of Sandy Hook. [Read more...]

Indiana State Senator Files Bill Requiring Public Schools to Recite the Lord’s Prayer

Last year, Indiana State Senator Dennis Kruse (R-Obviously) proposed a bill (PDF) to recite the Lord’s Prayer in public schools:

The Lord’s Prayer, by the way, is written in Matthew 6:9-13.

If Kruse actually read that part of the Bible, he might have seen Matthew 6:5:

And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others…

Mhmmm… [Read more...]

Study Philosophy With a Professional Teacher for a Bargain Price

Daniel Fincke, who writes the always-edifying blog, Camels With Hammers and whom we have recently welcomed to Patheos is offering small group classes via online video conferencing. If there is sufficient interest he will run any or all of the following courses in 2013: [Read more...]


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