separation of church and state

  • Guest BloggersPhoto of The Atheist Academic X: Don’t you Dare Make Me Pledge!

    The Atheist Academic X: Don’t you Dare Make Me Pledge!

    Crossposted from School of Doubt! Go check us out! We’re good! I promise!  Every day, I cringe a little bit when I hear it. The Pledge of Allegiance. My whole class of high school freshmen stand , hand over heart, and recite it. My 6-year old proudly recalls how he says the Pledge in his first grade classroom. And no one…

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  • SkepticismPhoto of The Atheist Academic III: Separating Church and State

    The Atheist Academic III: Separating Church and State

    A recent article from Tori Parker on schoolofdoubt.com (come check us out!) I’d like to start this week’s column with a question from a loyal reader. (I suppose I can’t actually call someone a “loyal” reader when this is column #3, but it makes me feel better.) Anyway, Belinda from Oklahoma asks,“What are some ways of handling separation of church…

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  • Meta StuffPhoto of ICYMI: May 5 – May 11 on the Skepchick Network

    ICYMI: May 5 – May 11 on the Skepchick Network

    Heeeeeeey. I compiled some Skepchick Network posts for you to nosh on. Just some stuff I thought you’d like. NBD. Enjoy. Teen Skepchick Suspension of Disbelief: Iron Man 3 Eddy reviews the latest Tony Stark adventure. Why I Go to the Chiropractor Olivia goes to a chiropractor and she doesn’t care what you think about it. Cultural Attitudes Toward Atheism…

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  • ActivismPhoto of How CFI’s Office of Public Policy is Kicking Ass and Coming for You Next.

    How CFI’s Office of Public Policy is Kicking Ass and Coming for You Next.

    I recently had a chance to sit down and ask Michael De Dora some questions about the work he does with CFI. You might remember Michael from my series on Speaking out Against Hate Directed at Women. Michael is the Director of Public Policy and the UN Representative for the Center for Inquiry. Many people in the secular community seem…

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  • ActivismPhoto of The Secular Movement’s Position on Women’s Rights

    The Secular Movement’s Position on Women’s Rights

    I just got back from 10 days in California giving talks to UCLA, the OC Freethought Alliance, the Bay Area Skeptics, and finally American Atheists for their special Rapture RAM (Regional…Area?…Meeting). I’ll start with the news you may have already heard: some guy said some sexist stuff on stage.

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