Am I Still a Liberal If I Oppose Bad Ideas Some Minorities Hold?

As an atheist and a liberal, I find myself disagreeing with liberals more and more. Liberals have condemned Sam Harris for pointing out the dark side of Islam (even while he drew the distinction between ideas (Islam) and people (Muslims) and emphasized that he was criticizing ideas and not condemning … Continue reading

Read an Excellent Post about the Silencing Power of Forgiveness

I came upon an excellently written post on Patheos by Libby Anne and thought it would be of interest to readers of Canadian Atheist. Her piece is called Anna Duggar and the Silencing Power of Forgiveness. If you are unfamiliar with the Duggar’s or their recent scandal with their eldest son, here is … Continue reading

Doctor’s Award Adds Insult to Injury

I wrote about the aboriginal girls “JJ” and Makayla, who were striken with leukaemia here, here, here and here. The parents of both girls stopped their chemotherapy in favour of an exclusively alternative treatment at the Hippocrates Health Institute (HHI) in Florida. One of the girls, Makayla, has since died … Continue reading

End Violence Against Women

Over the centuries, women have endured and sometimes survived brutal and cruel attacks, ranging from systemic assaults on the emotional, physical and psychological person through to acts of such horror that they should be unspeakable.  But they must be spoken. Some anti-feminist critics will be screwing up their tiny and indignant courage just about now in anticipation of … Continue reading

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