Daily Archives: April 17, 2015

The Supreme court decision on prayer and Ottawa

by | April 17, 2015

The good news is that the Supreme court decision against prayer in Saugenay Quebec had an immediate effect here in Ottawa with mayor Jim Watson replacing the supposed non-denominational prayer with a moment of silence. This is somewhat better than prayer but still gives the impression that some spiritual moment is needed before any useful… Read more »

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TEDx Stanley Park: Physician-assisted Dying

by | April 17, 2015

On May 23rd there will be a unique opportunity to hear BC Civil Liberties Association’s Grace Pastine speak about the Carter v. Canada case.  The folks over at BCCLA sent me an email which I’m passing along to Canadian Atheist readers now: Our Litigation Director Grace Pastine, one of the main drivers of the Carter… Read more »

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Selling vaccination

by | April 17, 2015

It is generally accepted that we are failing to convince many of the value of vaccination and part of it is our tendency to talk to ourselves and then insult those who are not convinced. Angelina Chapin echoes my thoughts about our presentation. Angelina Chapin writes “Many Canadians fist-pumped when they heard CBC host Anna Maria Tremonti eviscerate… Read more »

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