Monthly Archives: November 2015

Ignoring Silver Bells

by | November 29, 2015

There is a myth that the inspiration for the Christmas song “Silver Bells” came from “the bells used by Santa Clauses and Salvation Army people on New York City street corners.” What is not a myth is Christmas music inspires people to spend enormous amounts of money in late November and in December. Christmas music… Read more »

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David Suzuki Will Kiss The Pope Anywhere He (The Pope) Wants

by | November 28, 2015

David Suzuki has raised eyebrows, we’re told, by deploying a colourful analogy in the course of a discussion about greenhouse gas emissions. As Maclean’s reports, Suzuki doesn’t have much time for Brad Wall’s view that economic factors such as potential job losses need to be considered when formulating policy in this area: Suzuki dismissed Wall’s… Read more »

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The Conversation Continues

by | November 27, 2015

The post “’Declaration for a Secular Public Service‘” has attracted numerous comments. A couple of commenters want clarification and one commenter drew attention to the post “’Canadian Masquerade.’” The conversation continues on the Atheist Freethinkers blog with Christine Shellska’s  “Response to Blog #062 ‘Canadian Masquerade.’” The defining characteristic of Shellska’s response to “the case of… Read more »

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A prayer for Dawkins

by | November 27, 2015

The power of being offended is about fear, which leads to anger… Blah blah…the dark side… He told the Guardian: “My immediate response was to tweet that it was a violation of freedom of speech. But I deleted it when respondents convinced me that it was a matter of commercial judgment on the part of… Read more »

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No prayer for you

by | November 27, 2015

I’m not easily offended. I don’t much care about the magical incantations people often feel the need to mumble, but if someone says they will pray for me… in a goodwill sorta way… I will simply take it as that, goodwill. Full stop. Prayers mandated by government are more problematic. Mostly I find them amusing… Read more »

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Jesus and Mo Wednesday and Contest

by | November 25, 2015

Paris Thanks to this week’s guest scriptwriter, The Archbishop of Canterbury. ————— Yesterday was this comic’s 10th birthday, and to celebrate we’re running a little competition (thanks to sparky_shark for the suggestion). To enter, you just have to write a script for the last panel of a J&M “X-factor” strip: The script should a line… Read more »

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