Monthly Archives: November 2014

Gay Rights Are Human Rights

by | November 29, 2014

Canadian Museum for Human Rights The concept that gay rights are human rights should never be questioned; it should be a “truth universally acknowledged,” not just enshrined in human rights codes. The Canadian Human Rights Act, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and the Ontario Human Rights Code are not documents in a museum;… Read more »

Towards A Proper Theology

by | November 28, 2014

I suspect the question only popped into my head because I’ve been reading too much Borges lately, but it occurred to me to wonder if it would be possible in principle to develop a worthwhile, intellectually respectable form of theology. After all, theologians over the centuries have engaged in a great deal of complex, rigorous… Read more »

Be Thankful for Evolution on American Thanksgiving

by | November 27, 2014

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).

An Aboriginal Perspective on the Decision to Take 11-Year-Old Girl Off Chemo in Favour of Traditional Medicine

by | November 26, 2014

—- 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 treatment in Florida. Sadly but… Read more »