Here’s your Canadian Atheist Weekly Update for 1-Jul-2017 to 7-Jul-2017.
Peter Marsh’s tongue-in-cheek response to Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger’s bill to change the words ”all thy sons command” in “O Canada” to “all of us command” is amusing but oh so familiar: Since the beginning of this country, 49% of the population has always dictated the customs and identity to the … Continue reading
There’s another piece of good news from another Liberal MP. An article in the Guardian, tweeted by BC Humanists, announces “Canada Considers Changing National Anthem to Include Country’s Women” Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger introduced a bill on Wednesday to change two words of O Canada so it recognises the country’s … Continue reading
Whenever CBC tackles atheism on its news network, they bungle it hideously. Several times they’ve had panels discussing atheism without a single atheist present, and no one speaking for an atheist position – you can imagine how they’ve turned out. Well on The National on Sunday night, Wendy Mesley – … Continue reading
Just over a week ago, I posted a story about how 9 year old Selaena had sung her version of O Canada that replaced “God” with “please”, on Canada Day and in so doing experienced an unexpected backlash from believers. There were a lot of passionate responses to the article both on this … Continue reading
On July 1st, I wrote a quick note about how PM Harper asked God to keep our true north strong and free in a Canada Day tweet. I find the PM’s repeated invocations of a deity that at least 25% of Canadians do not recognize divisive in a country that recognizes multi-culturalism … Continue reading