Yesterday I was asked whether I observe Anzac Day. I don’t.
I never have.
In my childhood, it was the day when my father came home drunker than usual. 370 more words
Since 1981, the federal government has provided grants to mostly religious sex eduaction programs that promote abstinence as the main vehicle for preventing teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection (STI) contraction ( 602 more words
Robert N. Bellah’s provocative 1967 article on the peculiar religiosity of American society and politics.
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“Behind the civil religion at every point lie biblical archetypes: Exodus, Chosen People, Promised Land, New Jersualem, and Sacrificial Death and Rebirth.
The American public education system is battlefield between passionate politicians and activists of differing political views. Religious advocates and religious skeptics alike have vehemently fought court battles on the boundaries of religion and education such as the teaching of evolution, the expansion of sexual education to include contraception, and the constitutionality of school prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. 745 more words