Many thanks to Saudi Arabia for this week’s strip.
In Toronto, the Spur Festival takes place April 9-12. The overall conference theme holds some promise of interest: Alone Together. Essentially the conference will explore isolation in modern, tech-heavy communities. It truly looks like an interesting conference. I was particularly interested to note the marketing of a session entitled The Role of … Continue reading
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
Conrad Black’s March 21, 2015 article in the National Post is, or should be treated as, an encouragement to atheists, secular humanists and skeptics. As William Blake wrote in his Proverbs of Hell, Listen to the fool’s reproach! it is a kingly title! Really, it’s the agnostics who need to be upset…who really … 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