new atheists deride religion as “primitive superstition” but when you hear their take on what religion is it’s clear they have the shallowest concept of it
Y’all are the ones with holy books about talking snakes and blood sacrifices, but go off I guess
see what i mean
Bible study classes, god on walls, and forced pledge
Kentucky is now amongst the states(yes, there is more) who allow bible study CLASSES in their public schools.
Not clubs, not groups, no. Actual bible study courses. In PUBLIC schools.
Arkansas is putting “in god we trust” on their public school walls.
A public school student in Michigan was forcibly removed from his chair when he refused to stand for the pledge. Which is his right. – his reasons were theistic, but still.
If there was ever a time to speak out, its now.
Our rights, everyones rights, are being stepped on.
Someone actually said “church and state is meant to keep the state out of church not the other way around”
We are not a Christian nation.
Im begging you. Speak UP.
You dont have to be atheist to see the problems here.
You dont have to come out as atheist to speak up.
This is IMPORTANT.
I agree with the lot of this as a Jewish atheist.
Utah has seminary courses for Mormons as well as classes for Catholics but they don’t give credit. Opinion on those? Just curious. (Tumblr makes every tone sound like an attack which is not what I’m here for)
But other than that I am technically Christian but that’s a story for another day but the rest of this is garbage and the PLEDGE THING IS SUCH A PISS OFF i used to stand up and keep my mouth closed cause i was like this isn’t Fucking Hitler youth we don’t need to pledge allegiance because we’re told to. Fucking democracy my white ass
I think that religious courses are fine when they fit two guidelines:
1. They teach facts about the religion and do not teach the religion as fact. If they can take a position on religion like teachers are expected to with political discussions in which they talk about both sides avoiding bias. A teacher should be able to criticize and analyze EVERYTHING in the religion. One students interpretation of a religious text shouldnt be seen as wrong just because it doesnt agree with the religions followers.(You get the idea) ABOVE But lets be honest teachers struggle with THAT(politcal/government talks) so I see it being unlikely for MOST courses to stay unbiased, but if they can then sure. Do it.
2. They offer the chance of having ANY religion as a course. Not just the main religion of that area. They should offer the chance of students studying other religions. Give surveys. See if students have an interest in any other religions and PROVIDE IT. If you cant do that dont venture into any religion. That shows a baised or favoritism towards a specific religion.
My problem comes that I do not believe a majority of teachers or schools could run a class that focuses on one religion without some form of bias.
I’d support a class like social studies classes that touches on the main beliefs of all top religions, or a class that talks about a range of abrahamic religions~ something less specific.
Its open_atheism if anyone wants to follow lol
Atheism is a comfort zone to avoid reality.
Atheism definitely has its points of comfort, but to claim its a comfort zone in a world where “theist” is the default appears extremely inaccurate.
When atheists fear for fairness, equality, and their well being based off of the reaction and responses from others when they express their atheism I wouldnt exactly say its comfortable.
When atheists have to deal with fear, shame, and guilt from their family’s, friends, and communities- its not something I would call a comfort zone.
When atheists have to accept a level of responsibility that most theists never even consider then I wouldn’t say its a comfort zone.
You want to claim your perspective is reality, thats debatable. Atheists often say the same thing about theists. But, dont go about trying to make atheism look like the “easy way”.