Daily Archives: February 19, 2016

Failure to Understand

by | February 19, 2016

Lately, I have been seething with frustration about religious people’s failure to accept simple concepts or grasp the idea of individual rights when their religion tells them those concepts and those rights are against their religion. In his article, “Religious Opponents of Assisted Dying Ignore Earthly Realities,” Dr. David Amies, a member of Dying with… Read more »

Headscarves and Hymens

by | February 19, 2016

Mona Eltahawy’s book, Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution, is a page turner. Mona Eltahawy is an Egyptian woman who wrote an article for Foreign Policy entitled “Why Do They Hate Us?”; “they” being Muslim men, “us” being women. The piece sparked controversy, of course, making it clear that misogyny… Read more »


by | February 19, 2016

On Wednesday, March 30, 2016, Shawn P. Conroy,* President, Central Ontario Humanists, and William Haughton, Co-ordinating Minister, Collier United Church, will debate the perennial question “Does God Exist?” Venue: Collier Street United Church Location: 112 Collier Street, Barrie, ON  L4M 1H3 Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Time: 7 PM – 9 PM You can Tweet… Read more »