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    Thanks for the advertisement ShaynasMom.
    Homeschooling two sons (14 and 16) from day one. Atheist.
    Eclectic, Slackschooler covering 8th and 10th grades this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexsmom View Post
    Hi Medicmom!
    but it wont convince those who have been burned by finding hidden jesus (or fractions with solomon!) in their math texts.
    Cheers.
    Agree, and to add, or those that just think it is completely wrong to classify bible studies as covering "Logic, Ethics, and Critical Thinking". To me, to believe/follow bible/religious studies is to have the absence of those things. I always tell my daughters to apply critical thinking to things they come across, what is the evidence for this?, and frankly you have to suspend that type of thinking for bible studies.

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    Inclusive - Open to everyone, panders to Christians? Just trying to clarify, here. The morals/values/ethics of the Christian religion were completely blown in this last election, IMO. Not to turn this into a political post, but it's been made very clear that religious does not equal moral or ethical.
    I'm a work-at-home mom to three, homeschool enthusiast, and avid planner fueled by lattes and Florida sunshine. My oldest is 6 and is a fircond grader (that's somewhere between first and second, naturally), my preschooler just told me she wants to learn how to read, and my toddler is a force of nature.

    My site is somerandomlady.com and this is what to say and what NOT to say when you meet a homeschooler.

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    My daughter is currently taking an IEW class with Eva from Open Tent Academy. It has been an amazing class, completely secular. We are very happy with how the class has gone and are planning to sign up for multiple classes for next Fall through OTA. I highly recommend it! The class she is taking this year has been worth every penny.

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    I have to agree with the others that equating "bible" with "moral" is an oxymoron. Have you even read the book? Filled with murder, incest, rape, judgement, sexism, and blind obedience to arbitrary rules. If anyone is using that book as a guide for moral behavior, then they are interpreting select passages through the lens of their personal belief system. That's called religion. We are sensitive to hidden Christian dogma on this board.

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    Oooh I love a zombie thread!

    The whole argument behind - if some parts arent secular, is it worth it.... reminds me of the Dawkins argument that you might not want a brain / eye surgeon who is a christian, because how good could his critical thinking skills be, really?
    Do we trust someone who thinks the xtian bible is a good source of morality to make good decisions about an ethics class? Does it call into question the integrity of the rest of the classes?

    As a stereotype, xtians seem to think atheists have no moral compass - how reasonable would it be for them to reject truly secular instructors because clearly, atheists lack integrity?

    It troubles me.
    Homeschooling DS11, DS5.

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    My spelling and typing are fine, its my keyboard that doesnt cooperate.

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    I'm going to redirect the post back to OTA and let everyone know that we are very pleased with the classes.

    DD14 - 20th Century Wars; Lights Cameras Action film/writing class (Ms Eva); and Art History.
    DD12 - Power Paragraphs (Ms Eva)

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    My children have taken classes with Eva for years and LOVE HER! She is amazing at what she does, teaching and inspiring children to write and learn! Our children have also taken classes at Open Tent Academy and truly enjoyed that experience as well.

    As to being a secular classroom environment, she herself is a woman of faith but her faith DOES NOT enter her classroom or into the classroom of other teachers that she hires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VanAtten View Post
    My children have taken classes with Eva for years and LOVE HER! She is amazing at what she does, teaching and inspiring children to write and learn! Our children have also taken classes at Open Tent Academy and truly enjoyed that experience as well.

    As to being a secular classroom environment, she herself is a woman of faith but her faith DOES NOT enter her classroom or into the classroom of other teachers that she hires.
    Not for nothing, but I am going to be cynical of anyone with one (or any small number of posts)posting comments, promoting anything. Maybe it is a good program; maybe it isn't but it is very common to use Google to monitor references to a company and then head on over to wherever the conversation is to promote it.

    But maybe that is just me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VanAtten View Post
    As to being a secular classroom environment, she herself is a woman of faith but her faith DOES NOT enter her classroom or into the classroom of other teachers that she hires.
    How does one know that a person is religious unless its come up? Also “a person of faith” is not a term I would ever use.... implying the rest sre “faithless people”.
    I think most secular people would call a person “religious”.
    Homeschooling DS11, DS5.

    Atheist.

    My spelling and typing are fine, its my keyboard that doesnt cooperate.

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