A Humanist Talks: Biblical Literacy Classes, Project Blitz, And Christian Nationalism



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This video is an introduction to Christian nationalism, Biblical Literacy Classes, and Project Blitz by a humanist. It is in the opinion of the creator a careful and hopefully nuanced introduction to these contentious topics that is cognizant of Christians who are against such measures in legislative chambers and recognizes that there is a diversity of opinions within Christianity specifically and theism in general about the legality and morality of measures like Biblical Literacy classes. I did my best to talk about this as objectively as I could and I hope that’s reflected and considered in how this video is responded too.

The articles and websites that the screenshots in the video were from chronologically:
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Some resources about existing comparative religion classes in public schools:
1: (A lesson plan)
2: (tips for teachers, especially ones who didn’t plan to teach comparative religion courses)

Bio:

Luciano Gonzalez is a Puerto Rican writer and content creator. He is a secular humanist and an agnostic atheist whose focus as an activist is more on secular humanism than atheism. He wants to create communities who care about cooperation, friendship, justice, and peacebuilding. He makes YouTube videos and writes about history, Latin-America, politics, news, and peace and conflict studies.

Luciano lives and works in Washington D.C. and is a graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Peace & Conflict Studies and hopes to help people run for office and live safe and peaceful lives.

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Officer talks about getting shot at Sikh Temple



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Oak Creek Police Lt. Brian Murphy was the first to respond to the fatal shooting rampage at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek Aug. 5. He talks about the shooting that left six people dead and four wounded. Video by Mike De Sisti

Emi Hariyama: “The Art of Ballet” | Talks at Google



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Emi Hariyama is an award winning ballerina who graduated from the Bolshoi Ballet School in Moscow, and has performed across Russia, Asia, Europe and America. Emi talks about the beauty of ballet, her work as a dancer/ performer/artist, and challenges faced as a ballerina abroad.

Denver Colorado – Central 70 – 2019 Mayoral Candidate talks to Attendees



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Denver Colorado – Central 70 GroundBreaking published August 3, 2018 8:26 Am by Marcus Giavanni | GP7A News | City of Denver News network. City and County of Denver, and state of Colorado, hit another miles stone. Some citizens don’t understand, and they have a right to fight. But you can’t stop progress. – Marcus Gaivanni

Matthew Vines: “God and the Gay Christian” | Talks at Google



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Matthew Vines visits Google’s Mountain View office to discuss The Reformation Project and his book ‘God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships’. You can find Matthew’s book on Google Play here:

Matthew Vines is the founder and president of The Reformation Project, and the author of God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships. The Reformation Project runs conferences across the country for Christians who want to advance the inclusion of the LGBT community in their churches. TIME has written that Vines “represents new momentum to change the evangelical tide,” and he has been featured on CNN, NPR, MSNBC, and in The New York Times.

Jeremy Scahill: “Dirty Wars” | Talks at Google



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Jeremy Scahill comes to Google to talk about his new book, Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield.
In Dirty Wars, Jeremy Scahill, author of the New York Times bestseller Blackwater: The World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army, takes us inside America’s new covert wars. The foot soldiers in these battles operate globally and inside the United States with orders from the White House to do whatever is necessary to hunt down, capture, or kill individuals designated by the president as enemies.

Drawn from the ranks of the Navy SEALs, Delta Force, former Blackwater and other private security contractors, the CIA’s Special Activities Division, and the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), these elite soldiers operate worldwide, with thousands of secret commandos working in more than one hundred countries. Funded through “black budgets,” Special Operations Forces conduct missions in denied areas, engage in targeted killings, snatch and grab individuals, and direct drone, AC-130, and cruise missile strikes. While the Bush administration deployed these ghost militias, President Barack Obama has expanded their operations and given them new scope and legitimacy.

Dirty Wars follows the consequences of the declaration that “the world is a battlefield,” as Scahill uncovers the most important foreign policy story of our time. From Afghanistan to Yemen, Somalia, and beyond, Scahill reports from the frontlines in this high-stakes investigation and explores the depths of America’s global killing machine. He goes beneath the surface of America’s covert wars, conducted in the shadows, outside the range of the press, without effective congressional oversight or public debate. And, based on unprecedented access, Scahill tells the story of an American citizen marked for assassination by his own government.As US leaders draw the country deeper into conflicts across the globe, setting the world stage for enormous destabilization and blowback, Americans are not only at greater risk—we are changing as a nation. Scahill unmasks the shadow warriors who prosecute these secret wars and puts a human face on the casualties of unaccountable violence that is now official policy: victims of night raids, secret prisons cruise missile attacks and drone strikes, and whole classes of people branded as “suspected militants.” Through his reporting, he exposes the true nature of the dirty wars the United States government struggles to keep hidden.

About the Author: Jeremy Scahill is National Security Correspondent for The Nation magazine and is a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute.He is the writer, with David Riker, and a producer of the documentary feature film, Dirty Wars, which won the Cinematography Award for U.S. Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival 2013. IFC Films releases Dirty Wars in theaters June 7, 2013 throughout the United States.

Scahill has reported from Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Nigeria, Yemen, the former Yugoslavia and elsewhere across the globe. Scahill is a frequent guest on a wide array of programs, appearing regularly on The Rachel Maddow Show, Real Time with Bill Maher, and Democracy Now!. He has also appeared on ABC World News, CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, BBC, al Jazeera, CNN, The NewsHour, and Bill Moyers Journal. Scahill’s work has sparked several Congressional investigations and won some of journalism’s highest honors. He was twice awarded the prestigious George Polk Award, in 1998 for foreign reporting and in 2008 for his book Blackwater.

In 2013, Scahill was named one of nine recipients of the Donald Windham-Sandy M. Campbell Literature Prizes at Yale University.

Episode 150 Physicist Jan Vandersande Ph.D. talks Physical Mediumship – We Don’t Die Radio Show



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Physicist, professor, and Wall Street analyst for 30-years, Jan Vandersande Ph.D. has described in detail evidence for life after death and has cited numerous cases. Much of his evidence has been based on his own experiences and has witnessed extraordinary phenomena of physical mediumship.

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Dr. Kevin Anderson (genetics) talks with Ian Juby on Genesis Week



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This is the complete interview with Dr. Kevin Anderson (geneticist) regarding “molecular clocks.”

Random References:

iDinosaur project:

Phylogeny and beyond: Scientific, historical, and conceptual significance of the first tree of life, Pace, et. al, PNAS Vol. 109 No 4

Creation, Evolution and the Molecular Revolution, Kevin L. Anderson, Creation Matters, Vol 8, No 5, September/October 2003

The p21 Cdk-Interacting Protein Cipl Is
a Potent Inhibitor of Gl Cyclin-Dependent Kinases
Harper, et. al, Cell, Vol 75, 805-816, November 9, 1993

Conjugal transfer of transposon Tn1545 into the cellulolytic
bacterium Eubacterium cellulosolvens
Anderson, et. al, Letters in Applied Microbiology 1998, 26, 35–37

Laszlo Bock: “Education Lessons from Work Rules! That Will Transform How […]” | Talks at Google



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Education Lessons from Work Rules! That Will Transform How You Live and Lead.

Laszlo Bock shares lessons that are key to building successful education organizations. He discusses culture, failure / experimentation, bias, and importance of social / emotional learning.

My Daughter, Malala | Ziauddin Yousafzai | TED Talks



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Pakistani educator Ziauddin Yousafzai reminds the world of a simple truth that many don’t want to hear: Women and men deserve equal opportunities for education, autonomy, an independent identity. He tells stories from his own life and the life of his daughter, Malala, who was shot by the Taliban in 2012 simply for daring to go to school. “Why is my daughter so strong?” Yousafzai asks. “Because I didn’t clip her wings.”

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Tupac Talks Donald Trump & Greed in America in 1992 Interview | MTV News



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Tupac Shakur passionately explains his views on generosity and responsibility, traits he feels some people with extreme wealth like Donald Trump lack, in this MTV News clip from 1992.

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