Monthly Archives: January 2014

Super Bowl, God and Advertising

by | January 31, 2014

The NFL Super Bowl XLVIII  takes place on February 2, 2014.  The game itself, between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos, is one of a trinity of preoccupations for North American viewers. Jerry Coyne tells readers “Half of American fans think God (or demons) affect the outcome of sports“: One of the perpetual ways… Read more »

There is No Shame in Discussing Religion Publicly

by | January 30, 2014

Religion or lack thereof, is a personal matter. At least that was the sentiment many of my fellow Canadians expressed in the comments section of a recent CBC article about a billboard company’s refusal to display CFI’s rather tame message about being good without God. One Christian commenter, who accepts his son’s atheism stated that:… Read more »

Ontario’s Privileged Catholics

by | January 29, 2014

The media are partially responsible for the excessive respect religion receives in Ontario.  Most articles, whether they are for or against accommodating religion, use pictures with their articles that imply that religion and religious symbols (especially Christian) are familiar and acceptable in Ontario. For example, Anthony Furey’s very welcome article, “No need to ‘respect’ religions,”… Read more »