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(RNS) Almost every major college and university offers a degree in religious studies. But secularism? Nary a one — until now. Starting this fall, Pitzer College, a small liberal arts school in Southern California, will offer a bachelor’s degree in secular studies. The degree is the first of its kind in the United States, according […]

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  1. Who cares what job you can get after. What job can you get after getting an English degree. I think the point is that this (newish) golden age of atheism, The New Atheists, Team Atheist and the atheist blogosphere, all the efforts combined…are finally working.

    Personally, I don’t want to end religion, I just want extremist religion out of the public square. I want religion out of politics and schools (esp. the science and history classrooms). This is what we (Team Atheist) call…progress.

    Awesomeness buddies, have a great weekend.

    Kriss

  2. Ok, so can I demand my college have an Anti-Gay Degree? Because I don’t believe in being gay & there are a huge chunk of Americans who aren’t gay. It would only be fair, right? Secular Studies is the study of the rejection of religion in public, and sometimes private, life¬óboth in the U.S. and around the world. Well, if I don’t believe in secularism, can I demand my college have an anti-secularism degree?
    This is ridiculous! If you don’t believe in religion, don’t participate.

  3. **I used the “gay” example to show how absolutely absurd this is, targeting people for something they believe in.