Here’s your Canadian Atheist Weekly Update for 6-May-2017 to 12-May-2017.
defy You can’t let just anyone vote. What if they don’t know The Truth?
Last week, the Republic of Ireland held a referendum in which voters stood up for tradition and overwhelmingly rejected an unprecedented change to an important and long-standing institution. The minimum age for candidates for the largely ceremonial Irish presidency will remain 35 years, rather than dropping to a mere 21. … Continue reading
Considering that Ireland is a traditionally Catholic and traditionally very musical country, it’s surprising how little the Emerald Isle’s traditional Catholicism has impinged on its traditional music. Having a dollop of Irish ancestry myself, I’ve heard good old Irish songs about drinking, courting, stealing, fighting the English, fighting the neighbours, … Continue reading
Good humoured one-upmanship is fun and healthy. It helps us laugh at topics we usually take seriously. Canadian secularists and atheists are serious about making the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms a completely secular document because they object to the inclusion of a deity in the Charter’s preamble Whereas Canada … Continue reading
The New Republic has published Jerry Coyne’s article about an Irish refugee forced to carry the fetus of her rapist called, Ireland Abortion Case Reveals Draconian Horror of Catholic Law. You may remember that Jerry Coyne writes at his own site, Why Evolution Is True and wrote a book by the same … Continue reading