As this is school please spend some time dissecting the arguments in this article. You can be excused from class if atheism has broken your heart. Becoming an Atheist should feel like an escape from prison even if there is a period of grieving for the loss of community. Of course no one ever really wants to talk about death too much in these conversations. It is very often why many people cling to religion and prefer to ignore any doubts they have about their faith.
How we treat our children in the education system will reflect on democracy itself. We should teach them in such a way that will enable them to ask beautiful questions because they know all the answers are not found in just one book.
According to Faux News President Obama is an atheist with Muslim sympathies. Faux News did however win the Republican debates.
I just contributed to Raif Badawi’s fund. http://www.raifbadawi.org/
They are doing a great job putting pressure on the Saudi government, and could be part of the reason they are calling for a worldwide ban on the criticism of religion. Screw that.
I also joined the local Free Thought group who is bringing a lawsuit to our local county government for prolonged and exclusive Christian prayers at every county commission meeting. One lady who was defending the prayers said “this is not Iran, we can pray if we want”.
That will help more than a thousand prayers. Action speaks louder than words. I have also donated to their cause. I have the words أنا رائف بدوي tattooed on my arm. It reads “I am Raif Badawi”.
We may not all understand French or Arabic but we all understand the language of children. Not only do these cases give us the right to criticize religious extremism, they make it impossible not to. The bigots within the religion of peace compel us to.