How to talk about student prayers without sounding like a dumbass

Stop and think.

What should have been a non-controversy in Mississauga about accommodating Muslim student prayers has exploded into a major point of contention for Canadian atheists and secularists. Unfortunately, most of the “debate” has been people mindlessly parroting slogans they presumably think are profound, but are in fact shallow and misguided at … Continue reading

Human Rights Day 2015

Official United Nations logo for Human Rights Day 2015, consisting of a stylized representation of 3 people of different colours reaching out to each other and forming a circle. To the side are three groups of words: Our Rights. Our Freedoms. Always.

Today is Human Rights Day, commemorating the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in 1948. The theme this year is “Our Rights. Our Freedoms. Always.”… not as good as last year’s, but not bad. This coming year is going to be a … Continue reading

Questions for Federal Candidates: Updated

Here is the updated list of questions to ask the federal candidates in your riding: Do you support the right to freedom from religion as well as the right to freedom of religion? Do you support secular governance, i.e. separation between religion and state? Do you support removing the phrase … Continue reading

Where’s the monument to victims of religion?

The devastatingly horrible news has come for blogger Raif Badawi and his family that the Saudi supreme court has upheld the guilty verdict against him, and confirmed punishment of 1,000 lashes and 10 years in prison, for the crime of “insulting Islam”. And yet, the Canadian government considers Saudi Arabia … Continue reading

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