Monthly Archives: March 2014

Canadian Mint and Religious Neutrality

by | March 31, 2014

The Royal Canadian Mint has delivered a crushing blow to religious neutrality in Canada. The Royal Canadian Mint is issuing pure gold and silver coins to commemorate the upcoming canonization of Pope John Paul II: “These coins honour the extraordinary life and legacy of Pope John Paul II, and his accomplishments of universal significance: his message of… Read more »

“The Mind Reels”

by | March 30, 2014

Update: The Catholic Register has a March 23, 2014 article on the canonization, which warns pilgrims that unscrupulous tour operators already were trying to sell fake tickets to the [canonization] Mass. What could be more unscrupulous than the Vatican peddling miracles? —————————————————————————————————————— “The mind reels” says Richard Young in his incisive editorial on the Catholic Church, “Actions… Read more »

Update to Toronto Dominion Bank Story about Notary Refusing to Serve American Atheists

by | March 27, 2014

A couple of days ago I wrote about how a notary at the Toronto Dominion Bank in Cranford, New Jersey had refused to notarize documents for American Atheists.  As a recap, American Atheists’ Managing Director, Amanda Knief and President, David Silverman went to their local Toronto Dominion Bank to have some charitable organizations registrations notarized for American Atheists. They… Read more »

This is not an unbelievers’ world

by | March 27, 2014

So last year I wrote about Freedom of Thought 2013, the report by the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) about state discrimination against and persecution of atheists, humanists, and the non-religious. I promised a more in-depth look at the data, but then, you know, site problems and all, so I never got around to… Read more »