Category Archives: Education

Posts about education theory or practice, or about schools or education policies.

Fundamentalist Intolerance

by | October 3, 2021

By James Haught Across America, right-wing politicians pass “religious freedom” laws that have a single purpose: to let narrow-minded believers discriminate against gays — an intolerance that is illegal for other people under human rights laws. In other words, only born-again Christians are allowed to express prejudice and hostility, while other Americans live by kinder standards. Actually,… Read more »

Does God Exist?

by | September 26, 2021

By James Haught Well, it depends on what you mean by God. The universe is a maze of mysteries. How can gravity — an invisible, unexplainable force — pull the Milky Way into a spiral? How can atoms contain such awesome power that an amount of matter smaller than a dime produced the energy in the bomb that killed… Read more »

Personal Freedoms Kill Religion

by | September 19, 2021

By James Haught Why is religion collapsing in all Western democracies — and most rapidly in the United States? A major researcher lists multiple reasons:  — Revulsion by young liberals against the sanctimonious partnership between bigoted white evangelicals and America’s Republican Party.  — Revulsion by nearly everyone, including Catholics, against child molesting by priests.  — Revulsion by nearly everyone, including… Read more »

Secular Power Changing America

by | September 12, 2021

By James Haught Here’s a dramatic example of the growing power of Americans who say their religion is “none”: Last spring, progressives in the Washington state legislature, backed by Planned Parenthood, mandated that all public schools must teach sensible, practical sex education. The goal: to prevent teen pregnancy, reduce sexual disease, save girls from “date… Read more »