Canada’s Blasphemy Law

Today, Rob Breakenridge retweeted a tweet from Scott Gilmore which reads Mocking religions should be illegal according to Montreal Muslim Council The article to which Gilmore refers, “Ridiculiser les religions devrait être puni, selon le Conseil musulman de Montréal,” published in Actualité in August 2015, can be translated as “Ridiculing … Continue reading

“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

Non-Con 2015: Panel of Blasphemy

  David Rand (at podium) from Atheist Freethinkers was one of the participants in the Panel of Blasphemy at the Non-Conference in Kitchener on August 22. He was joined by Doug Thomas from Secular Connexion Séculaire, Eric Thomas from Humanist Canada and Christine Shellska from Atheist Alliance International. Rand has … Continue reading

Bangladesh’s Continuing Shame

Today, the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) along with numerous other atheist, humanist, or secular organizations has released a statement on the death of Niloy Neel, the fourth atheist activist murdered in a year in Bangladesh: Niloy Chowdhury Neel, an online activist and secularist protester, has been found dead … Continue reading

Non-Conference: Focus on Blasphemy

Lawrence Krauss and I encourage you to attend Non-Con 2015. Ontario’s largest event for supporters of humanism, secularism, and atheism will take place in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada on August 22, 2015. The event will be fully catered with a buffet lunch and dinner on Saturday. There will an infinite supply … Continue reading

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