God Told Me …

A secular answer: No, God is not talking to you. Your imaginary friend wasn’t really talking to you when you were six, and your imaginary friend isn’t really talking to you now. It only seems that way. Many people never grow out of the imaginary friend stage of life.

Christian Nationalism (Reference Articles For Teachers)

This article is a good discussion background for why Christian Nationalism is unconstitutional and unscriptural.


For another important article on the topic, see: https://www.salon.com/2022/11/10/did-christian-nationalism-lose-in-the-midterms-sort-of–but-its-not-going-away/

How To Tell Your Family You Are An Atheist

New article from TIME:

  • Studies from the Pew Research Center have highlighted a “rapidly growing” group dubbed the “nones,” because they don’t identify with a religion. Largely made up of young people who were raised in a faith but later left it, the “nones” are changing how religion is seen in the U.S. And while not every single “none” is an atheist, it’s clear that the younger generations are disregarding religion at rates never seen before, and that more Americans than ever are going to have to inform their families that they don’t share their faith. With a stigma against atheists that often paints us as Satan worshipers or even worse, that task can be daunting for some non-believers.

See full article here: https://time.com/6128721/tell-your-family-you-are-an-atheist/

Diwali will be a public school holiday in New York City starting in 2023

  • The time has come to recognize over 200,000 New Yorkers of the Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh and Jain faiths who celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights,” Rajkumar, who introduced legislation to recognize Diwali, said in the press conference. She called Anniversary Day “an obscure and antiquated day,” as compared to Diwali, which is celebrated by a “growing number of New Yorkers.”

See: https://www.cnn.com/2022/10/20/us/diwali-nyc-public-school-holiday-trnd-reaj

QUESTION: As children become more and more acquainted with the diversity of RELIGIOUS points of view on life, will the understanding grow that a particular religion is just one voice among many?

Girls Protesting The Hijab

On 16 September 2022, a 22-year-old Iranian woman named Mahsa Amini died in hospital in Tehran, Iran, under suspicious circumstances, due to police brutality according to witnesses.

The Guidance Patrol, the morality police of Iran’s Law Enforcement Command, arrested Amini for not wearing the hijab in accordance with government standards. Eyewitnesses, including women who were detained with Amini, said she was severely beaten. These assertions, in addition to leaked medical scans,led independent observers to believe Amini had had a cerebral hemorrhage or stroke.

Amini’s death resulted in a series of large-scale protests across the country which garnered international attention, including a statement from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, putting a focus on violence against women in the Islamic Republic of Iran. (Wiki)