“Oh Friar, damned souls use the word banishment to describe hell.”

Scott Douglas Jacobsen There is a new course on the block on the cognitive science of religion (edX, 2017; The Ubyssey, 2017). It comes riding the wave of the Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC, movement continuing to make inroads into the alternate-to-Academia educational route, i.e. more affordable, more points … Continue reading

Secularism and bigotry confused once again in student prayer debate

There’s been a dispute roiling in the Peel District School Board over prayer in the public schools… but not the school prayer dispute we’re used to. Usually when the topic of prayer in public schools comes up, the standard secularist line is that the students are free to pray all … Continue reading

Alberta settles with Christian homeschooling fraudsters

The dust-up between Alberta Education and the Trinity Christian School Association has been settled, but it’s hard to get enthused about how.

End Bible Distribution or Permit Atheist Comics

On March 21, the BC Humanist Association sent a letter to Kevin Godden, the superintendent of the Abbotsford School District, to ask him to stop distributing Gideon Bibles and other religious materials in public schools. The BCHA makes it very clear that the distribution of Gideon Bibles and other religious … Continue reading

Empty All Publicly Funded Catholic Classrooms

The photo above accompanies the CTV News article “Alberta School Boards Block Debate, Vote on LGBTQ Motion at Meeting.” The caption below the photo reads An empty classroom is seen in this undated CTV file photo. On Monday, the Alberta School Board Association met to debate or vote “on a … Continue reading

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