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Here’s your Canadian Atheist Weekly Update for 31-Dec-2016 to 6-Jan-2017.

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Here’s your Canadian Atheist Weekly Update for 1-Oct-2016 to 7-Oct-2016.

Chevalier de la Barre Day

Today most Canadians will be observing Canada Day. But July 1st is the anniversary of a tragic story in freethought history. Chevalier de la Barre Day is mostly observed by French freethinkers, but I think it’s a day we all need to remember, especially in a country that still has … Continue reading

The Fairly Extraordinary Claim That Torture “Doesn’t Work”

As if public “die-ins” weren’t sufficiently incongruous with the peace and goodwill of the Christmas season, our American neighbours have been indulging in a ferocious spasm of recrimination over the practice of torture. A committee of the U. S. Senate has compiled a godawful behemoth of a report (PDF here) … Continue reading

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