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  • Atheists in Bubbleland

    10/28/2009 10:27:28 AM PDT · by TopQuark · 67 replies · 1,789+ views
    JewishWorldReview.com ^ | 10/28/2009 | Rabbi Yonason Goldson
    Did you miss it? Last month the country celebrated national Blasphemy Day! According to NPR.com, atheists marked Blasphemy Day last month at gatherings around the world, celebrating the freedom to denigrate and insult religion. Activities included de-baptizing people with hair dryers and an art exhibit in Washington, D.C., which showed, among other titles, Jesus Paints His Nails, in which "an effeminate Jesus after the crucifixion [applies] polish to the nails that attach his hands to the cross." The atheist group Center for Inquiry hosted the exhibit. Addressing a capacity crowd at the University of Toronto, columnist Christopher Hitchens elicited enthusiastic...
  • Student Sees Problems With H.S. Text

    04/08/2008 4:20:46 PM PDT · by SmithL · 42 replies · 134+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 4/8/8 | NANCY ZUCKERBROD, AP Education Writer
    Talk about a civics lesson: A high-school senior has raised questions about political bias in a popular textbook on U.S. government, and legal scholars and top scientists say the teen's criticism is well-founded. They say "American Government" by conservatives James Wilson and John Dilulio presents a skewed view of topics from global warming to separation of church and state. The publisher now says it will review the book, as will the College Board, which oversees college-level Advanced Placement courses used in high schools. Student Matthew LaClair of Kearny, N.J., recently brought his concerns to the attention of the Center for...