Atheism jerkstore

What follows is obviously only one side of the story, so I’m reserving judgement on this particular case, but I am an atheist, not an antitheist, so I am firmly on the side of freedom of religion.

If this is an accurate representation of the facts, the teacher went full jerkstore. Bullying children is a shit thing to do. One can challenge beliefs without being a jerk about it. And arguments are often more effective when you’re not putting people into a position where they feel the need to defend their identity.

“A Humanist Reflection on #Elxn42”

Ian Bushfield, Executive Director for the BC Humanist Association, has listed his expectations from Justin Trudeau and the federal Liberal government: “From what he promised during the campaign, there are lots of policies that I’ll be looking for Trudeau to follow through on, including: ♦ Action to legalize physician assisted … Continue reading

Trigger Warnings

Udo Schuklenk discusses trigger warnings in his latest article “Mustn’t We Talk In Universities About Whether Trans Women Are Women?” I have been watching for some time with ever-growing horror a movement of – let’s be honest, mostly progressive – folks, aka my friends, that strives to limit what we … Continue reading

“Canadian Masquerade”

Marco DeRossi, member of the Board of Directors for Atheist Freethinkers/Libres penseurs athées, exercised his right to vote in the 2015 federal election wearing the costume featured in the photo below: DeRossi shares his experience in an article entitled “Canadian Masquerade“: Just to set things up for you, Zunera Ishaq is … Continue reading

#Asshole

Today, I was alerted to a tweet that reads, #Asshole in #Ottawa writes crappy #Article insulting #Atheists http://dld.bz/dW3pw #Toronto #Ontario #Vancouver The tweet gives a link to Hemant Mehta‘s website Friendly Atheist and the post  “Christian Evangelist Says There Are No Atheists.” The “#Asshole” is not in or from Ottawa, … Continue reading

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