A Project to Help Homeschooling Humanists

Guess what?

(Are you sitting for this?)

Not all parents who homeschool their children are Christian.

(I’ll give you a minute to digest that.)

It’s true! There are a lot of atheist parents who homeschool their children (for any number of reasons) but there’s a major problem with that: A lot of the material made for homeschooled kids is written from a Young Earth Creationist, the-Bible-must-be-true perspective, such as books from A Beka or BJU Press.

KellyAnne Kitchin and Jenn Gauthier have both dealt with that situation in their own lives and they want to make things easier for other parents like them. It’s true that secular textbook writers are out there, but their books can be expensive and, to quote KellyAnne, “used copies often command a much higher price” than used Christian textbooks.

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Challenge to Christians: Wear an Atheist T-Shirt and Gauge Reactions

The Atheist Advocate proposes a challenge to Christians:

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More Background on That Fourth-Grader’s Creationist Science Quiz

On Reddit and the atheist blogosphere, this image was circulating last week:

It’s supposedly a fourth grade science test from a private school a South Carolina. But we don’t exactly know which school because the submitter wouldn’t say. He said he got the quiz from his friend whose daughter attends the school and they’d like to keep that information under wraps (for the sake of the daughter) until the year ends.

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Sam Harris (Literally) Fights with a Reporter

The Atlantic‘s Graeme Wood recently visited Sam Harris to fight him using Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ). I won’t say who wins, but this paragraph was just eye-opening:

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Who Said the Line About Putting a Hand on the Bible and Swearing to Uphold the Constitution…?

Here’s Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims yesterday trying to stop a bill that would allow state-run health insurance exchanges to not cover abortion:

“As a reminder, Mr. Speaker, I do believe this has been forgotten entirely by many of my colleagues today: Each of us put our hand on the Bible and swore to uphold the Constitution. We did not place our hands on the Constitution and swear to uphold the Bible.

Awesome line. Very quotable.

But he’s not the first person to have said it.

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