Extended Interview with Pat O’Brien: Ex-President of Humanist Canada and the British Columbia Humanist Association

In terms of geography, culture, and language, where does your family background reside? Vancouver B.C. Your biographic information from the Center for Inquiry Canada (CFIC/CFI Canada) website describes brief personal information about the pivotal moment for your transformation into a skeptic mentality, as follows: At the age of 8 when … Continue reading

Moratorium on Catholic School Construction

Image Credit: PxHere. By Scott Douglas Jacobsen ourIDEA is calling for a moratorium on Catholic school construction. A press release was published today (ourIDEA, 2017a). They make an explicit series of calls. Former Alberta Education Minister David King has made the call. Earlier in November, he made a petition calling … Continue reading

Religion: Glimpses of its Future

Image Credit: Public Domain Pictures. By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Something of interest to me in terms of the sociological analysis of religion in Canadian society is the futurist perspective or the futurism perspective on religion. I do not mean science fiction. I mean the potential streams in the evolution of … Continue reading

This Week in Religion 2017-11-12

Image Credit: Max Pixel. By Scott Douglas Jacobsen “FREDERICTON — Governor General Julie Payette, who faced criticism for a speech last week that some said mocked people of faith, praised Canada’s tolerance and freedom of religion Tuesday. She told the New Brunswick legislature that Canada is in a fortunate position … Continue reading

News in History: Persecution and Discrimination Against Atheists, Still Relevant

Image Credit: Pixnio. According to Reuters, circa 2012, those who lack formal religion, atheists, or the unbelievers, face bias (Evans, 2012). The bias can manifest in discrimination to outright persecution of atheists. Those atheists in Islamic countries, apparently, face the most brutal treatment by both the government as well as … Continue reading

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