Life’s Random Cruelty

by | December 5, 2021

By James Haught One of my in-laws, a lovely young mother in Australia, has two adorable, bright-eyed, intelligent sons. But the second one, age three, developed unstoppable brain cancer that has kept the family in agony for a year. Now he’s just weeks from death, and everyone is grieving. This rouses questions about life’s horrible… Read more »

Evolution Produced All Life, Including Skeptics

by | November 28, 2021

By James Haught Evolution is astounding. The mind boggles to realize that natural selection — driven by weak hydrogen bonds that let the long DNA molecule unzip and replicate itself — could produce the planet’s incredible array of millions of living species, including humans. It’s almost unbelievable. How could such amazing diversity come from a self-replicating molecule? How can… Read more »

Weekly Update: 20-Nov-2021 to 26-Nov-2021

by | November 27, 2021

Here’s your Canadian Atheist Weekly Update for 20-Nov-2021 to 26-Nov-2021. This week’s items [20-Nov-2021] The Gift of Uncertainty I keep a close eye on religious demographics in Canada, and I think it’s pretty common knowledge now that religious affiliation is dropping dramatically… but particularly that younger Canadians have the lowest religious affiliation of all. It’s… Read more »

For-Profit Faith

by | November 21, 2021

By James Haught Among sleazy occupations, is anything worse than big-money evangelists with their private jets, garish diamonds, piled-up hairdos and $5,000 suits? A new book, to be released April 27, is PreachersNSneakers: Authenticity in an Age of For-Profit Faith and (Wannabe) Celebrities. It exposes TV pastors “who get rich off of preaching about Jesus.”… Read more »

Ask Jon 41: Altered Altars and Jones to Pick

by | November 14, 2021

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Jonathan Engel, J.D. is the President of the Secular Humanist Society of New York. Here we talk about Bob Jones University and uncovering historical moments in religious fundamentalism encroachments into political spheres, where things begin decades prior. *Interview conducted September 13, 2021.* Scott Douglas Jacobsen: The topic today is going to be about hidden… Read more »