|See? It's kinda clean.|
Jack Black is "kinda an atheist" as he stated on NPR recently, and I thought Wow, that's kinda good. There was some celebration in the atheist blogosphere about another celebrity being out of the atheist closet. But I wasn't celebrating. When people are kinda anything it makes me wonder how committed they are to what they are kinda saying. It's like when I'm talking to one of my kids.
Me: Is your room clean?
Ali (who is 7 years old): Yes, kinda.
Me: Are you sure it's a yes, or do you know it's a no.
Ali: I'll go and check.
Ten minutes later her room is now clean -- not kinda clean, but really clean
And I'm not making this up. We go through this verbal dance concerning the status of her room several times a week. It's frustrating.
I saw the below video of Jack Black on Conan O'Brien talking about how he is an atheist (at least this time he isn't kinda an atheist), but he's sending his 5 year old child to a religious school.
Here's the video.
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Now I have a few honest questions for atheists.
Is there a difference between an atheist sending their child to a Jewish school versus a Catholic one? What about a Baptist one?
Does it matter, rationally speaking, that Black was born a Jew -- doesn't it make sense that all atheists avoid religious schools for their kids if possible?
Is a Jewish child less Jewish because they don't go to Hebrew school?
Is Mr Black simply throwing his atheism out the window on this issue due to the pressures he is feeling?