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Onyango Makagutu commented on Onyango Makagutu's blog post My thoughts on the education of children
"In our public education system, religion is taught, and not critically. More than 90% of the teachers profess belief in some god or other. It is unlikely they can teach children without introducing their biases.So in a way, the school system…"
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Chris commented on Onyango Makagutu's blog post My thoughts on the education of children
"f children were taught about the diversity of religious myth it may help them reject the one they are subjected to within their home and community.  It would be a difficult curriculim to develop. It would be even harder to find teachers able to…"
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Onyango Makagutu left a comment for Meghan Scanlon
"Hello Meghan and welcome to AU. You will find many atheist here. Enjoy your stay"
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Onyango Makagutu commented on Onyango Makagutu's blog post My thoughts on the education of children
"Teaching religion in itself is a useless endeavour. There is nothing in it that helps to make them become better citizens. I think it should be taught as an elective in anthropology classes in universities"
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Chris commented on Onyango Makagutu's blog post My thoughts on the education of children
"If comparitive world religions were taught to students they would lean about different cultures and ideas. Teaching students only one type of religion such as the different, or differences in Christian sects amounts to proselytizing and should be…"
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Chris commented on Onyango Makagutu's blog post My thoughts on the education of children
"You must mean this part Onyango That statment is basd on his studies and research. A long time ago I read that students in opprssive governments do well analytically and less well expressively and creativly. Creativity is important for design…"
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Onyango Makagutu replied to Marcus Allen Moody's discussion Questions for Atheists
"William, I think they are, apart from being deaf, also blind"
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Onyango Makagutu commented on Onyango Makagutu's blog post My thoughts on the education of children
"Chris this is a great interview. I am not sure about his claims about Chinese engineers vs American engineers"
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Chris commented on Onyango Makagutu's blog post My thoughts on the education of children
"Here's part 3 of a 4 part interview with Salvatore Babones covering education on The Real News Network about his book Sixteen Proposals for Effective Solutions in '16. The link (above) contains a transcript and links to the other three…"
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Onyango Makagutu replied to Stephen Brodie's discussion Iceland makes blasphemy legal
"This is great, really great"
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Onyango Makagutu replied to Marcus Allen Moody's discussion Questions for Atheists
"You know with one book, it is easy to quote passages. When you come to the real world, you can't just tell someone go read this book it has the answers you are looking for. Makes a whole lot of difference. Each person to find what they want to…"
Friday
Onyango Makagutu replied to Marcus Allen Moody's discussion Questions for Atheists
"You have spoken well, old man. I don't know when it is right to get off stage, must be a personal choice I guess. You must have had a long experience dealing with the deaf, I could in the time left for each of us learn from your accumulated…"
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Onyango Makagutu replied to Marcus Allen Moody's discussion Questions for Atheists
"It's a pity really."
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Onyango Makagutu replied to Marcus Allen Moody's discussion Questions for Atheists
"Many go through life deluded they have the right god"
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Onyango Makagutu replied to Marcus Allen Moody's discussion Questions for Atheists
"Hey William. And this great majority who inherit the one true religion are always the ones going to heaven while the rest of us are going the other way."
Jul 1
Onyango Makagutu replied to Marcus Allen Moody's discussion Questions for Atheists
"This is a good one Steve, I like it"
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My thoughts on the education of children

Posted on June 23, 2015 at 12:46am 12 Comments

Having read the thoughts of Lycurgus, Rousseau and Montaigne on this very important topic, I have written what I think should be the end of all of education.

The resurrection of Lazarus

Posted on June 17, 2015 at 7:43am 12 Comments

and many others recorded in various holy or not so holy books did not occur.

Could things have so changed in our times that people no longer walk from the dead, and whenever such are reported, they are met with shock and disbelief?

I argue here that no resurrection could have taken place, and that the circumstantial evidence points to a negative verdict on all the…

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Where are the honest atheists

Posted on April 14, 2015 at 2:41pm 10 Comments

Damon Linker, a writer[?] for The Week, posits that we no longer are honest about our atheism. He is short of calling us lame duck atheists and in this post, I disagree with his thesis pointing out that instead of death of god leading to bleakness and despair it creates the greatest opportunity for human progress and development.

on determinism

Posted on April 5, 2015 at 5:51am 0 Comments

For most people, the debate over freewill and determinism, I think is one fought over a misunderstanding of the debate or of words. To most freewill believers, they take determinism to mean a person with a gun behind your back forcing you to act in a certain way and this I assert is wrong.

In this post I respond to some of the misconceptions by the OP and those who have responded to…

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At 7:07pm on May 26, 2015, Gina D said…

Thanks so much for the welcome

At 2:33pm on May 20, 2015, Mrs.B said…

Thanks for the welcome, Onyango. I've joined several groups & I'm sure I'll find my way around soon.

At 12:52pm on May 17, 2015, Freethinker 31 said…

Thank you Onyango.....I look forward  to meeting  everyone

At 1:16am on February 10, 2015, Manali K said…

Sure Onyango! We will talk about it.

At 6:15am on February 2, 2015, PlumStChili said…

Thank you for your kind Welcome. 

At 3:11pm on December 25, 2014, Davy said…

Happy Birthday Onyango. Have a pleasant day mate. Wishing you all the best for to-day and all the days yet to come between this day and the same day next year! 

At 12:56pm on November 28, 2014, Stephen Brodie said…

Thank you Onyango for your kind wishes 

At 4:14pm on November 22, 2014, Jonathan Ssempala said…

i actually went to the same university with that journo who lost her faith.She was a friend of a friend.I am a data analyst.I knew a few atheists personally as most don't want to come out as atheists coz of the stigma attached.

At 10:53am on November 21, 2014, Joel Glenn Brumfield said…

Hi and thanks for the message. its nearly impossible to be an atheist here in America we are even more hated than the gays. The religious masses dont want any free thinkers to rock their boat.

At 2:02am on November 21, 2014, Jonathan Ssempala said…

Africa i bet is still a long way but it is moving with the likes of Leo Igwe.

 
 
 

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