Does College Make You Less Religious?

I’ve heard right-wingers say that college is a bastion of secularism — come in as a Christian, leave as an atheist. Here’s Dennis Prager explaining the “problem”: … increasingly large numbers of men and women attend university, and Western universities have become essentially secular (and leftist) seminaries. Just as the agenda of traditional Christian and [Read More...]

A Surprise at Catholic School

Joe Zamecki has been an atheist activist for years… which is why it makes perfect sense that he attended Catholic school for eight years. He’s written a book about his time there called Leaving the Quiet Room. It hasn’t yet been published, but Joe has provided me with an excerpt: In fifth grade, my class [Read More...]

High School Atheist Files Lawsuit Against God-Banner-Loving City

Remember that religious banner up in Rhode Island’s Cranston High School West? Our Heavenly Father. Grant us each day the desire to do our best. To grow mentally and morally as well as physically. To be kind and helpful to our classmates and teachers. To be honest with ourselves as well as with others. Help [Read More...]

New York Times Profiles High School Atheist Group

There is a wonderful article in Monday’s New York Times by Michael Winerip in which he profiles a high school atheist group. It’s rare to see a group like that discussed in print, and probably rarer to see it in a positive light, but that’s what you have here: Club members discussed what to do [Read More...]

A Happy Story About Science Education

Dale McGowan‘s daughter came home last month and was gushing about one of her teachers: “We started evolution in science today.” A tickle of dread went down my spine… “And?” “And it’s awesome. He’s teaching all about it, just like you would. He explained what theory really means, and said that the evidence is incredibly [Read More...]