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Here’s your Canadian Atheist Weekly Update for 18-Feb-2017 to 24-Feb-2017.

The curious incident of the US Office of International Religious Freedom denouncing blasphemy laws

In an interesting turn of events, David Saperstein, United States Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom posted a blog on Wednesday titled “Time To Abolish Blasphemy Laws, Uphold Freedom of Expression”.

Moral damages

I’m not a lawyer… but in my view this represents what is wrong with these sorts of ‘Tribunals’. Sure sometimes people, and certainly comedians, are assholes, but monetary damages for hurt feelings?…ugh. Quebec’s Human Rights Tribunal has ruled that comedian Mike Ward must pay Jérémy Gabriel $35,000 for making jokes … Continue reading

Dawkins And NECSS: An Update And Some Thoughts

You can love Richard Dawkins or you can hate him, but you can’t say he’s anything but a gentleman and a scholar. His response to being disinvited as a featured speaker by NECSS (short for Northeast Conference on Science & Skepticism, and pronounced ”Nexus”, which I have to grudgingly admit … Continue reading

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