Happy Thanksgiving to our neighbours to the south! Here is an amusing SMBC (Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal) Cartoon for the occasion. Of course, the turkeys Americans (and Canadians) eat are artificially selected to be so large they can neither fly nor reproduce (they need to be artificially inseminated).
—- Update: I was confused about two related cases. It is Makayla Sault who had the fundamentalist Christian parents. The CBC show, White Coat, Black Art did a show on her case which is identical to this girl’s as she is an Aboriginal child with leukaemia whose parents stopped her treatment in favour of receiving … Continue reading
On November 21, Kate Taylor introduced Globe and Mail readers to a different kind of book club: Book Clubs for Inmates. Book Clubs for Inmates was started in 2009 by Carol Finlay, a retired Anglican priest and English teacher, at Collins Bay Institution, in Kingston Ontario: “I went into Collins … Continue reading
didna Sho kala moomoo tokafu. This glossolalia thing is easy!
According to Xtra, the principal at St. George (Catholic) School in Ottawa has refused to allow two students to “choose gay rights as the theme for their social justice project” because the Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) has a “rich family life program that addresses all aspects of human relationships … Continue reading
The war on Christmas meme has started to pop up a bit early this year, even before American Thanksgiving has had a chance to start! I was, however, happy to see a Christian friend post this image on her Facebook page (click to enlarge): Thank goodness not all Christians are … Continue reading
I am not a gamer; in fact, the last video game I played was Pac-Man. However, today, Larry Moran announced My son Gordon and his friend Colby are working on a new game called “For the King.” He included a picture of one of the characters in “For the King!”: The … Continue reading
According to World Bulletin, Muslim and Christian scholars in Egypt have teamed up to forge “a ‘scholarly response’ to atheism.” According to Halim, a spokesman for Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church, over the past three years, atheism has been “spreading increasingly”. The article explains that: Atheism is strictly taboo in Egypt’s mainstream … Continue reading
Councillors in Tuszyn, Poland have insulted Winnipeg Winnie the Pooh. According to the CBC, The tubby little cubby, based on an actual bear named after Winnipeg, was suggested at a meeting of the council in Tuszyn, a small town in central Poland, to be the face of a new public playground, according to … Continue reading
Earlier this week, Rick Mercer ranted about treatment of science by the current Canadian government. His words echo the statistics I’ve written about previously, that talk about how Canadians are overwhelmingly pro-science (an attitude that does not match our current government’s anti-science stance). Mercer points out that the government didn’t just eliminate the position of Office … Continue reading