The Amusing and the Absurd

Peter Marsh’s tongue-in-cheek response to Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger’s bill to change the words ”all thy sons command” in “O Canada” to “all of us command” is amusing but oh so familiar: Since the beginning of this country, 49% of the population has always dictated the customs and identity to the … Continue reading

Canada Includes “All of Us”

There’s another piece of good news from another Liberal MP. An article in the Guardian, tweeted by BC Humanists, announces “Canada Considers Changing National Anthem to Include Country’s Women” Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger introduced a bill on Wednesday to change two words of O Canada so it recognises the country’s … Continue reading

Thank You, Stéphane Dion

Why am I thanking Stéphane Dion, the minister of Global Affairs Canada? As BC Humanists has tweeted, the information in the Ottawa Citizen article, “Dion Suggests End Is Nigh For Office of Religious Freedom,” is “Hopeful news”: Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion has given his strongest indication yet that the … Continue reading

Recommended Reading

Today, BC Humanist tweeted a link to a blog post by Robert McMann: “Fighting For Secular Schools in Small Town Saskatchewan“: My story has to do with the prayer in public schools conversations, debates, rage, et al that was being discussed here around a month ago. Some of us are … Continue reading

Fighting God/Promoting Secularism

David Silverman’s book, Fighting God: An Atheist Manifesto for a Religious World  was released today.  Amazon describes Silverman as one of the most recognizable faces of atheism. . . . a walking, talking atheist billboard. The Amazon blurb says Silverman argues that religion is more than just wrong: it is … Continue reading

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