Author Archives: Theo Bromine

1000 Lashes: Because I Say What I Think (Raif Badawi)

by | July 14, 2015

What do we want?  FREEDOM! Who do we want it for? RAIF BADAWI! When do we want it? NOW!   The ongoing protest at Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Ottawa has changed from weekly to monthly for the summer.   Last Thursday, July 9, a group from CFI Ottawa and Amnesty International stood… Read more »

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Where’s the monument to victims of religion?

by | June 7, 2015

The devastatingly horrible news has come for blogger Raif Badawi and his family that the Saudi supreme court has upheld the guilty verdict against him, and confirmed punishment of 1,000 lashes and 10 years in prison, for the crime of “insulting Islam”. And yet, the Canadian government considers Saudi Arabia to be an ally, happily… Read more »

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Earth-shaking selfies

by | June 7, 2015

I do not wish to make light of the tragic deaths of the people who died as a result of Friday’s earthquake on Mount Kinabalu (Malaysia’s highest peak).  That being said, I’m trying to decide which is the worse reflection on the human condition:  The frivolous idea that it’s an accomplishment to take a selfie… Read more »

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An unkind cut

by | May 29, 2015

For some reason gods seem to have an obsession with what humans do with their genitals, to the extent that they insist that baby boys and young girls need to have alterations made.  In the case of the girls, female genital mutilation (FGM)  is widespread in Africa and the Middle East (and also sometimes practiced… Read more »

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Ottawa Catholic School Board proclaims their importance and relevance

by | May 4, 2015

“OCSB STUDENTS BECOME ‘DISCERNING BELIEVERS’, APPLYING FAITH TO LIFE” This half-page “advertorial” appeared in the Saturday, May 2 print and online editions of The Ottawa Citizen newspaper. Paid for by the Ottawa Catholic School Board (i.e. your tax dollars, if you live in Ontario), it contains the following disclaimer: This story was produced by the… Read more »

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