Tag Archives: school

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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Atheist Scruples: how to get ahead in business

The question may be a bit out of date: You are an illustrator struggling for recognition. You can’t get past a secretary to see an editor. Do you lie and say a prominent critic sent you? These days it’s less … Continue reading

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The reason I failed Elementary Education…

Well, not failed, exactly, but I did wind up in a meeting with an adviser near the end of my second year in university who suggested I apply for a different program or be put on probation my third year. … Continue reading

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Atheist Scruples: it’s back to school time again

This question is apropos: Your child is doing poorly in one subject which is bringing down his average. You’ve tried coaching but his learning is slow. Do you do the homework until he improves? How would that help him learn? … Continue reading

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Prom season is open season on gay relationships

A Catholic school in Kentucky banned a lesbian couple from attending theirs. The trouble is, Hope Decker and Tiffany Wright found out they couldn’t go as a couple when they arrived at the gym on Saturday night and were immediately … Continue reading

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Student willing to ruin school career over Jesus T-shirt

From CBC: A Christian student suspended from a high school in Nova Scotia for sporting a T-shirt with the slogan “Life is wasted without Jesus” vows to wear it when he returns to class next week. William Swinimer, who’s in … Continue reading

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In terms of comparative religion, why not include paganism?

I watched The Wicker Man recently; the 1973 release, not the Nicholas Cage remake that’s only good to watch for a laugh. Mind you, as an atheist I found humour in the original where I’m sure none was intended at … Continue reading

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Quoteable book reader

Inside Higher Ed has a link to an L.A. Times article about a recently released list of professor-chosen 40 bad books via 10 pages worth of PDF for those who want eye strain. Twilight does not get a mention, but … Continue reading

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Teacher imposes religion on kid and gets confused as to why he’s suspended

A Christian Industrial Arts teacher told one of his students that he couldn’t build a Wiccan altar and wound up in hot water once the school officials found out. He’s since been suspended without pay and is whining about it. … Continue reading

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