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Apparent proof of Jesus’ brother

Not Bob, actually, but James, and an ancient manuscript outlining Jesus as his brother’s teacher in secret. From Newsweek: Biblical scholars at the University of Texas at Austin discovered the manuscript in the Nag Hammadi Library at Oxford University, where … Continue reading

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Call for Sleeping Beauty to be banned?

yep. From CTV: mother from Northumberland Park, U.K., is calling for her son’s school to ban “Sleeping Beauty” due to its conflicting message about sexual consent. “[W]hile we are still seeing narratives like this in school, we are never going … Continue reading

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Mississippi backs away from Mockingbird ban

To Kill a Mockingbird is a classic out of my school age history. It’s a book I don’t think I would have picked to read otherwise so I would have missed out one something beautiful and poignant. But, it was … Continue reading

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Question of Atheist Scruples – Teach your children well

You are an English teacher. A student who is failing your subject needs the credit to get into nursing. Do you pass the student? Of course not. I’d remind said student that if s/he approached the nursing courses with the … Continue reading

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Question of Atheist Scruples – how much does it cost to find yourself?

Your son wants to drop out of college for a year “to find himself.” He asks you to subsidize him. Do you? I think not. If he wants to go and work in some other country or travel the world … Continue reading

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Question of Atheist Scruples – bad teacher?

One of your professors is an incompetent teacher who grades too easy. Some classmates have a petition demanding his replacement. Do you sign it? Three personal history stories first: First story. My K-7 elementary school didn’t have a French-specialist teacher … Continue reading

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Question of Atheist Scruples – exactly how much does cheating matter?

So, the question: You are taking an honesty test as part of a job application, and are asked if you ever cheated in school. You did once. Do you tell the truth? Sure, because it’s amusing. Grade 8 and Grade … Continue reading

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