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Eldest Sister of Raif Badawi Detained in Jeddah with Two-Year-Old Daughter

Update: Samar Badawi has been released from her interrogation and is now free on bail. As if the Saudi jailing and torture of Raif Badawi (you will recall he was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1000 lashes merely for setting up a website and after receiving 50 lashes was … Continue reading

That “Non Religious Kids are More Altruistic” Study

I’ve received emails and read many a tweet and Facebook post from gleeful atheists about this study. I can’t really blame them for their excitement, for we are continually confronted with assertions from believers that we just aren’t very moral without religion or that we our default disposition is “sad sack”; … Continue reading

John Oliver Tells Us Who Not to Vote For

John Oliver did a pretty funny segment on the Canadian election. My favourite footage was of Justin Trudeau showing someone how to pretend to fall down the stairs and Stephen Harper creepily smiling and telling people how he likes watching Breaking Bad. But, the best is at the end and I … Continue reading

More Debate about The Lord’s Prayer Shows that Some Canadians Think It’s Okay to Trample the Rights of Others

I recently wrote about how the town of Busby voted to keep recitation of the Lord’s Prayer as part of their public school’s morning exercises. In that post, I cited Luke Fevin’s remarks that keeping the Lord’s Prayer violates Canadian Charter rights and therefore voting on such an issue is … Continue reading

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