New Republic’s Article: Ireland Abortion Case Reveals Draconian Horror of Catholic Law

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

The Dangers of Dualism

As a person who requires evidence to be convinced about the reality of things, I reject dualism: the position that mental phenomena are, in some respects,non-physical, or that the mind and body are not identical. Thus, it encompasses a set of views about the relationship between mind and matter, and is contrasted with other positions, such as physicalism, in the mind–body … Continue reading

CBSA Accomodates Religious Travelers at the Expense of Female Border Guards

Life in a liberal democracy is never as fair as you’d expect it to be. Case in point is the latest deference to religion in favour of violating the principle of gender equality. According to CBC, on Monday, July 28, Pearson International Airport’s Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) granted the … Continue reading

Canadian Apatheist

As defined in Wikipedia, “Apatheism, also known as pragmatic atheism or practical atheism, is acting with apathy, disregard, or lack of interest towards belief or disbelief in a deity.” In Chris Silvers’ academic work on atheism, this falls under the non-theist type, which is one of six sub-types that he describes. … Continue reading

Annaka Harris’s Book, I Wonder, Free to Download Now Through Mother’s Day

When I wrote about atheist books for kids, I somehow failed to mention Annaka Harris’s book, I Wonder. I’ll correct this oversight now. This beautifully illustrated book captures the conversation between a little girl named Eva and her mother, where Eva learns that it is okay to say “I don’t know”. I’m sure children … Continue reading

Can Corporations Believe in God and Opt Out of Providing Birth Control?

Next week, a case will be heard before the US Supreme Court concerning the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that employer insurance plans cover contraception. The US Supreme Court will have to decide if Freedom of Religion applies to corporations (which oddly are now considered “people” in the US) and if … Continue reading

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