An unextraordinary claim: Torture doesn’t work

Torture is in the news again, sadly, as Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan made a public declaration that Canada will never use torture or be party to [it], a day after his meeting with US Defence Secretary James Mattis. That sounds decent, but there’s a lot of grey space around his … Continue reading

Weekly Update: to

Here’s your Canadian Atheist Weekly Update for 21-Jan-2017 to 27-Jan-2017.

Liberals Acting Badly: The Smears Against Sam Harris Continue

Glen Greenwald and Reza Aslan seem obsessed with smearing Sam Harris. Most of us have seen Reza Aslan in action before, insisting that FGM is not an Islamic practice (technically correct but practically wrong) and claiming that Indonesian women live in a free and open society. Many have refuted his … Continue reading

Sam Harris Responds to Dust Up with Ben Affleck on Real Time

For those of you who haven’t seen and/or read about Sam Harris’s dust up with Ben Affleck on Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday, October 3, you can view the exchange here. Today, Sam Harris addressed his discussion (if you can all it that since Affleck rudely interrupted Sam … Continue reading

Sam Harris on Big Think: Divorcing Mindful Meditation From Religion

Some atheists are uncomfortable with Sam Harris because he practices meditation and uses the word “spiritual”; this allocates him to the woo pile of public figures, along with Deepak Chopra and Oprah. Truth be told, I can’t stand the word “spiritual” either but I accept the context in which Sam … Continue reading

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