Weekly Update: 3-Sep-2016 to 9-Sep-2016

I’ve been wanting to set up recurring updates about topics of interest to Canadian atheists for years now. I was quite enthused when Secular Lynx started doing it a year or so back. But Secular Lynx seems to have died, so I thought it was finally time to step up.

Twenty Fifteen

George Orwell’s dystopian novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four, was published in 1949; the year 1984 has come and gone, but the culturally literate recognize references to words and phrases from the novel: Big Brother, doublethink, thoughtcrime, and Newspeak. Although there is no expectation that this post will be as popular as Nineteen … Continue reading

To Pray or Not to Pray

Sean McGuire at My Secret Atheist Blog has been closely monitoring municipal councils, especially in Ontario, to report on which councils say the Lord’s Prayer, which councils say a prayer, and which councils don’t appeal to some god for guidance at the opening of council meetings. In his latest post … Continue reading

Guest Post by Christopher Karas

By: Christopher Karas Revised and Updated: April 6, 2014   As a student at L’École secondaire catholique Sainte-Famille, a Catholic French school in Mississauga, I came out as a gay man at the age of fifteen and became an active member and voice of the community as the former vice president … Continue reading

Les écoles catholiques sont poison

Christopher Karas a student at École Secondaire Catholique Sainte-Famille in Mississauga knows just how poisonous Catholic Schools can be. According to a Toronto Star article, Christopher Karas, a Grade 12 student at École Secondaire Catholique Sainte-Famille, claims he has been repeatedly belittled by teachers and administration for being gay. Karas’ … Continue reading

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