Atheism Is Spreading to High Schools

I think this is the most telling part about the Secular Student Alliance’s recent press release to the media: The Secular Student Alliance, a national nonprofit devoted to supporting nonreligious students, announced early success in its expanded efforts to foster groups for secular high school students. In the past month alone, five new high school [Read More...]

13% of Science Teachers Are Creationists

You want some depressing news about the American education system? (Is there any other kind?) Here you go: The majority of high school biology teachers don’t take a solid stance on evolution with their students, mostly to avoid conflicts, and fewer than 30 percent of teachers take an adamant pro-evolutionary stance on the topic, a [Read More...]

Belmont University Pretends to Be More Inclusive

Belmont University’s women’s soccer coach Lisa Howe was fired from her job a couple months ago after she told her team she was expecting a child with her same-sex partner. It’s the sort of anti-gay bigotry we’ve all come to expect from the Christian world. But the backlash against school officials has been overwhelming. Earlier [Read More...]

Principal to Atheist Student: Why Are You Starting a Hate Group?

You want to know how important the Secular Student Alliance is? There’s an incredible testimonial on Reddit from a high school student in Oklahoma who wanted to begin an atheist group his junior year. After word about the group got out on Facebook, the student was called in to the principal’s office… … On my [Read More...]

A Christian Homework Assignment

I got an email from an atheist student attending a Christian college yesterday. She has to do the following assignment for a class: Read Peter Kreeft’s webpage ‘Twenty Arguments for the Existence of God‘… Evaluate arguments 6, 14, 16, 18, and 19 and select the one that you would feel most comfortable using when trying [Read More...]