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Mrs Green is teaching her daily science class one day when suddenly she receives terrible news A popular student named Amanda has been struck by a car on her way to class and is now hospitalized with serious injuries Lets all pray for Amanda, says one earnest classmate Surely God will make her well if He hears our prayers Mrs Green is confronted with the dilemma that every public school teacher must be ready to deal with While the church state separation laws wont allow school prayer, Mrs Green wants to do something to help her students cope with a life threatening situation that has raised deep questionsThus begins a conversation between teacher and students that forms the basis of this thoughtful work Starting with the historic concept of separation of church and state, the curious youngsters insistent questions lead to a consideration of philosophic issues Why shouldnt they pray for Amanda in class Why do some people believe in God while others dont Is there life after death What gives life meaning In the course of what becomes a parent approved after school discussion, Mrs Green presents a humanistic point of view, making the following points Humanists look at life as a natural process, so they dont believe in the supernatural They rely on science to explain the meaning of life, not on religion, though they support each persons freedom to choose to believe or not to believe Rather than speculating about what comes after death, humanists prefer to focus on life on earth Humanists generally espouse the values of universal education, freedom of thought and free expression, open minded pursuit of the truth, tolerance of others differences, mutual respect, and preservation of the environmentComplete with discussion questions, suggestions for activities, and a bibliography, this innovative approach to presenting humanism to young adults will be welcome by parents and teachers looking to expose their children or students to a secular philosophic perspective