Tuesday, June 5, 2012

At a TX High School, Saying ‘Atheist’ ist Verboten!

At a Texas High School, Saying ‘Atheist’ Could Disrupt the Learning Process


When they submitted a design for approval, this is the message they got back from the principal:
Image via friendlyatheist.com

A thoughtful commenter left the contact form link in the comments on Hemant's post, so I sent along the following ...

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Please consider leaving a (respectful, civil) note for the school's principal. Let's see if we can change his mind without being "disruptive".

6 comments:

  1. Education: Disrupting education since Christians were in the majority.

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    1. Yep.

      And, *facepalm*, now I notice the typo in my email. [B]ehavioral *issue* ...

      My behavioral issue is I need to proofread. O_o

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  2. Well principal now you went and really disrupted the education process.

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    1. Exactly. I'm skeptical, based on his attitude, that he was contributing much to the education process to begin with. I'm hoping for a reply (and not just to point out my stupid typo) from the principal, but I'm not holding my breath.

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    2. If anything, he should have asked for a rewrite, to include "Agnostic"..since that is what the last part of the flier is describing. Even from a religious stand point, you have to have two sides to ANY "argument" to have a discussion in the first place. Atheist, agnostic, Christian and Wiccan, freedom of speech and an open mind is required, or desired, by all intelligent people. It's simply freedom, and freedom is what we as a nation are about..at least st some level still.

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    3. I'm not quite sure I understand your point, Friarbubba, but -- if anything -- it might have served the SSA students to offer a definition of a "secularist" in their flier and avoid the whole atheist/agnostic, theist/gnostic discussion. Secularism is a position that, in theory, should not exclude anyone of any belief about the existence of a god or gods, or belief about whether or not it is even possible for us to know if there are any gods one way or the other. Of course, in practice, Christians and other theists seem to find it very hard to avoid the temptation to legislate or otherwise require everyone to operate according to their belief system.

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