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

What is wrong with Canadian atheists’ priorities?

On Saturday, sometime before 11 PM, someone set fire to the only mosque in Peterborough. No one was hurt, thankfully, and while the damage was considerable inside, the Masjid Al-Salaam building itself survived. A neighbour noticed the flames and alerted fire services, who managed to quickly confine the flames to … 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

“The 64 Gazillion Dollar Question”

Before I received my Autumn 2015 issue of Humanist Perspectives, a friend asked me if I’d read Richard Young’s editorial, “The 64 Gazillion Dollar Question: How do you know?” I finally received my copy (I’m a subscriber), and I was so impressed with Young’s editorial I asked permission to reprint … Continue reading

An Atheist Deals With Death In The Family

I apologize for not feeling up to writing anything much for months since the unexpected death of my mother, April 21. Apart from the grieving process, I discovered the death industry is still very much biased against atheists/humanists. Starting with the Ottawa Hospital, yes the same one that put up … Continue reading

Humanist Canada Responds to Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report

Yesterday, Humanist Canada released its response to Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report: A Humanist Response to the Report of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission Humanist Canada welcomes the release of the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. We agree that Canada’s Indian Residential Schools represented … Continue reading

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