1000 Lashes: Because I Say What I Think (Raif Badawi)

What do we want?  FREEDOM! Who do we want it for? RAIF BADAWI! When do we want it? NOW!   The ongoing protest at Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Ottawa has changed from weekly to monthly for the summer.   Last Thursday, July 9, a group from CFI … Continue reading

Where’s the monument to victims of religion?

The devastatingly horrible news has come for blogger Raif Badawi and his family that the Saudi supreme court has upheld the guilty verdict against him, and confirmed punishment of 1,000 lashes and 10 years in prison, for the crime of “insulting Islam”. And yet, the Canadian government considers Saudi Arabia … Continue reading

Ottawa Catholic School Board proclaims their importance and relevance

“OCSB STUDENTS BECOME ‘DISCERNING BELIEVERS’, APPLYING FAITH TO LIFE” This half-page “advertorial” appeared in the Saturday, May 2 print and online editions of The Ottawa Citizen newspaper. Paid for by the Ottawa Catholic School Board (i.e. your tax dollars, if you live in Ontario), it contains the following disclaimer: This … Continue reading

What can we do about the aftermath of the earthquakes in Nepal?

In response to the earthquakes in Nepal, many religious people have suggested that this is  an indication of the endtimes, or that Yahweh is punishing the heathens (mostly Hindus) in that country for ignoring him, or that he is using it as an opportunity to allow Christians to share the … Continue reading

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