Many thanks to Saudi Arabia for this week’s strip.
Some comments regarding secularism by India’s Vice-President Hamid Ansari were brought to my attention when a member of CFI Canada tweeted an article to me. Ansari’s comments provide an interesting range of thought and some details worth exploring. I was particularly interested in a comment that touches on issues that … Continue reading
It will come as no surprise to readers of Canadian Atheist that I am an atheist, openly secular and very comfortable about telling anyone who asks, or doesn’t ask, about my secular/atheist identity. So I am naively surprised by the need for an Openly Secular Day. Hemant Mehta at … Continue reading
In the sceptical community we have the tendency to assume that our readers are like us but just uninformed and that all they need is the right information. That may be certainly true for some readers but it is not true for many others. I see this all the time … Continue reading
I recently bought a bag of cat litter, and noticed that it was labelled “chemical-free”. So I guess it’s really made of magic fairy granules? (I would have said “magic fairy dust”, but it was labelled “dust-free” also.) Then there was the time I ran across some “chemical-free” sunscreen – … Continue reading
The video of “God’s Politics,” the second debate in the Chesterton Debate Series, is now available on video: People flocked once again to Isabel Bader Theatre on February 27, 2015, to witness Dr. Iain Benson, a Catholic legal philosopher, writer, and professor, and Leslie Rosenblood, founding member of and policy … Continue reading
This editorial cartoon by Tim Dolighan was featured in the “Comment” section of the Peterborough Examiner (print edition) on Thursday, March 19, 2015: What do you think: is the niqab a symbol of oppression or a symbol of freedom?
You may be aware that recently Soumia Allalou, a 23-year-old McGill University Law student, approached her student union concerning the university’s gym. Ms. Allalou was shocked to learn that there were no plans to institute women only hours at the gym and wanted this to change. According to the CBC, … Continue reading
Conrad Black’s latest National Post article, “The Shabby, Shallow World of The Militant Atheist,” is recommended reading for its ability to show how far a high profile convert to Catholicism will go to undermine atheism. Richard Dawkins, one of the “prominent militant atheists” Black is attacking in his article, calls … Continue reading
There are three reasons to celebrate today. It is the International Day of Happiness, and Pharrell Williams & The UN Foundation invite the whole world to dance for a #happyplanet. It is the first day of spring in Canada, and Google celebrates with a Doodle: Google UK combines today’s … Continue reading