The Voice of Bart Simpson Tries to Get Scientology into Illinois Public Schools

Illinois already has a broken school system, but our legislators took time yesterday to hear a curriculum suggestion from a celebrity Scientologist: Nancy Cartwright, the voice of Bart Simpson. Why her? Well, first, you have to understand that the Illinois School Code currently mandates that public schools teach character education: “which includes the teaching of [Read More...]

The New Richard Dawkins Book: The Magic of Reality

The cover of Richard Dawkins’ new book has just been released! It’s called The Magic of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True. I love the title — it’s much better than the original “working” title, What is a Rainbow, Really? But judging from the table of contents, it looks like it’s aimed at a [Read More...]

The Department of Secular Studies

This story’s creating quite the buzz in atheist circles: Starting this fall, Pitzer College, a small liberal arts institution in Southern California, will inaugurate a department of secular studies. Professors from other departments, including history, philosophy, religion, science and sociology, will teach courses like “God, Darwin and Design in America,” “Anxiety in the Age of [Read More...]

Parent Removes Children from School because Atheists Set Up Table During Lunch

Last month, students at Larkin High School in Elgin, IL took part in Ask An Atheist Day by setting up a couple tables in their cafeteria with permission from the principal. When I posted about the event a few weeks ago, one local paper quoted a crazy parent: “They were here to talk about atheism,” [Read More...]

The Christianity Epidemic in the Van Buren School District

If I were a parent in the Van Buren School District in Arkansas, I’d be worried about the education my kids were getting. Certain faculty members and administrators alike don’t know how to keep their religion to themselves when they’re on duty. Check out what Van Buren High School Principal Becky Guthrie sent out to [Read More...]