A polymath (Greek πολυμαθής, polymathēs, "having learned much") is a person whose expertise spans a significant number of different subject areas.
I fancy myself this type of person - possibly one day I will live up to it.
So many interests so little time....
Actor, Writer, Mother, Wife, Atheist, Home Educator, Secular Humanist
It might sound stupid, but this blog post came about because I saw The Lorax yesterday with my kids. I am fortunate enough to have a job that allows me to work from home, which in turn allows me to homeschool my kids. We began homeschooling this past fall because there was a bullying issue at our public school, and we decided to not put up with it any longer. At the beginning of my oldest’s 6th grade year, compounding his dwindling… Read more
This image has been floating around the interwebs lately: While, I really want to appreciate the sentiment — Jesus is a really nice guy — I’m plagued by the OTHER things Jesus is quoted as saying in the very same book from which his peaceful, loving statements come. A few examples: Matthew 10:34 — “Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.” John… Read more
On February 22nd, Daniel, the Catholic School Atheist, began his fundraiser for Responsible Charity. We here at Friendly Atheist felt so inspired by Daniel’s story that we decided to post about it. Originally, Daniel’s goal was to double his Catholic High School’s fundraising goal — they are raising money to build a fence for an orphanage in Africa. His original goal, $1,200, was reached and surpassed quickly. In fact, over the course of 14 days (through March 7th), Responsible Charity, received… Read more
Yesterday, a Catholic-school-attending atheist teenager named Daniel was highlighted here. Daniel wanted to beat his school in a charity fundraiser, only he wanted to benefit a secular charity instead of the Church. According to Responsible Charity, within 48 hours of Daniel creating the Facebook fundraiser page, $4,925.27 has been donated from 497 people in 19 countries around the world. This is incredible! The vision of this young teenager to create a worthwhile fundraiser out of a situation that hurt, saddened,… Read more
Here’s the story of a boy named Daniel. He was born into a Catholic family. He is forced to attend Catholic School. He has come to the conclusion that he is an atheist. Hello everyone, My name is Daniel and I’m an Atheist who is forced to attend a private Catholic school. I regularly experience harrassment due to my lack of belief in a deity. A few months ago I decided to read the entire Bible (King James version) cover… Read more