Weekly Update: to

by | April 4, 2020

Here’s your Canadian Atheist Weekly Update for to .

  • [] Saskatchewan minister tweets people should ‘pray and repent’ to rid COVID-19, then deletes it

    Even on the best of days, Greg Ottenbreit isn’t exactly the sharpest tool in the shed. I mean, his intentions weren’t bad… it’s just becoming increasingly clear to everyone else in the world that prayer is useless in the face of the pandemic; Ottenbreit is just a little slow on the uptake. Milquetoast Christians – who’ve never really given any serious thought about their faith – are suddenly coming to the stark realization that the standard religious platitudes they flippantly fart out – like that one should “repent” when things like pandemics happen – are in actuality quite horrifying when you really think about them.

  • [] Religious Events Will Have To ‘Adapt’ Around Coronavirus: Theresa Tam

    There have been a lot of stories passed around atheist circles about religious leaders and churches who are defying the pandemic physical distancing orders (especially in the US), but it’s important to realize that those bozos are very much a fringe minority. The vast majority of religious people are taking the pandemic quite seriously, and they are responsibly following the orders and recommendations of (secular) public health officials, and the World Health Organization. (Even though, bizarrely, some atheists are mocking them for doing that.)

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2 thoughts on “Weekly Update: to

  1. steve oberski

    Even given the small amount of TV that I watch, it is refreshing to see that public health officers, doctors and scientists are getting the coverage that they always should have had and that dip shit sports and entertainment non-entities have faded into the background noise.

    Perhaps one take away from the current situation would be a radical change in how government funds basic research in all areas of science, including of course epidemiology, genetics and other life science fields.

    Time to take away the responsibility for this area from for profit corporations who seem to be able to suck up any amount of public money and then take for example a patent that Banting felt was unethical to put his name on and whose co-inventors, James Collip and Charles Best, sold to the University of Toronto for $1, and raise the prices to the point that as many as 1 in 4 American diabetics are force to skip doses.

  2. steve oberski

    By the way, keep up the good work Indi.

    I always read and occasionally comment on your weekly update.


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