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What would you think if your kid's teacher was an atheist?

Posted by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 9:08 PM
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EDIT/REPLY: A student asked me what my religion was in class.  I would have never brought it up.  I told him that I was an atheist, i don't have a religion.  That's the only time I talked about it.  I think I should be able to share that, but I feel like it's a bigger deal than if I just said I was Greek Orthodox.

a while later, an adminitrator told me a cultural superstition.  I said that maybe that is one way of explaining it, but I think that science has a way of explaining it too.  then she asked how we can smell a flower, and i explained it scientifcally again.    I know she was a hard core catholic. 

It seems from your responses though, that people are pretty open.  Maybe it's just my mind trying to figure out the real reason I was let go.  I was untenured so they don't have to give you a reason.   The official reason was that I didn't fit in with the mission of the school.  I did everything I was asked and never got any criticism.  

ORIGINAL:

I'm a highschool teacher and an atheist.  I was open about it.  I got fired.  I never prosletyzed in the slightest.  I don't know that's why I was fired, but there are a couple of things that happened that make me feel that way.

by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 9:08 PM
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peanutsmommy1
by Ruby Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 9:09 PM
Why were you sharing your religous, or lack thereof, beliefs with your students?
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CuriousArentYa
by Platinum Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 9:09 PM
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As long as you don't try to push your beliefs onto my children I wouldn't care. If they ask you about it, fine. 

I'm sorry you think you were fired. 

The_Doodle
by Platinum Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 9:09 PM
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I wouldn't even ask about a teacher's religion or beliefs. And even if I found out, I wouldn't care unless they were pushing it onto my kid.

momma2mms
by Kristin on Jan. 10, 2013 at 9:10 PM
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It's not nice to talk about religion and finances in mixed company. At least that is what my Daddy always says.

ashleyrenee24
by 2ne1 on Jan. 10, 2013 at 9:10 PM

I wouldn't think anything.

Aslen
by Ruby Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 9:11 PM
Were you teaching at a religious school?
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Roo1234
by Platinum Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 9:11 PM
I wouldn't have thought twice about personal beliefs unless it was impacting the teaching of the class.
maria1613
by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 9:12 PM
I wouldn't care.
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emilysmom8
by Platinum Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 9:12 PM

 I am atheist so I wouldnt mind lol. But seriously I dont care, just like I dont care that some of my Daughters teachers may be jewish, catholic, muslim, as long as they dont preach it in school I am fine with it!

BDolphins82
by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 9:12 PM
As long as a person/ teacher is not pushing their beliefs on mu daughter idk. That goes for
Any religon or lack of one.
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