Author Archives: Shawn the Humanist

SCS: The Accommodation Project

by | November 16, 2018

Here is an announcement from Secular Connexion Séculière (SCS): Secular Connexion Séculière (SCS) is providing atheist parents with information regarding accommodations to protect the right of their children to freedom from religion.   In Ontario schools accommodations are made for religious practices on a regular basis. These include dietary, dress code, and other modifications to school policy… Read more »

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The Secular Humanist Stance

by | February 5, 2018

Humanists believe that this life is the only life we have. In order to lead a rich, meaningful life we must live ethically with each other and make decisions based on reasoned thought. Modern Humanism began during the enlightenment when the idea that you shouldn’t sacrifice this life for the next was spreading. Back then,… Read more »

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Mack Lamoureux interviewed on Canadaland

by | January 23, 2018

There is a great interview on Canadaland about the the experiences of Vice Canada’s Mack Lamoureux. He has made a career of following fringe groups including militants, conspiracy theorists and MRAs. You can find his articles at Vice. Listen to his interview “They Asked Me To Join The Militia” at Canadaland.

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SGU and Jesus

by | January 20, 2018

Last year the Skeptics Guide to the Universe did an in-depth segment of the historicity of Jesus. It was a great discussion for and against the historical Jesus, looking at the evidence and arguments on both sides. https://www.theskepticsguide.org/podcast/sgu/616 It’s half an hour long, starts at 25 minutes in until minute 55. My favourite part is… Read more »

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Science vs the Ark Encounter 1

by | January 18, 2018

The Clearly Stated YouTube channel explains biology in a non confrontational way that is still unapologetic. I was pleased to see that the spinoff channel Casually Started was going to look at the Ark Encounter. It’s been a long time since a good video on the topic has come to my attention, and Casually Started… Read more »

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Mr. Deity & the Crises

by | November 21, 2017

Does God answer prayer? If so, how does he prioritize them? Take a break from the world’s news with a comedy sketch exploring that question using our favourite bumbling deity, Mr.:

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