Atheism, white nationalism, and anti-Muslim hate in Canada

It’s no great secret that several prominent atheists have dabbled in scientific racism and islamophobia. It’s also no great secret that white nationalist and anti-Muslim movements have slithered out of the sewers of Canada to become headline news events in several major cities. Is there a relationship between those movements and atheism? How close is that relationship? Continue reading

Calgary public school board trustee candidate blames Edmonton terror attack on LGBTQ people

[A screen capture of a Facebook posting made by Karen Draper on 1-Oct-2017, saying in large, bold, capital letters; "LGBTQ R U 2 DUM 2 C THE TERRORIST ATTACK IN EDMONTON IS YOUR FAULT AS WELL"]

We’re still reeling from the terrorist attacks in Edmonton – not to even mention Las Vegas – and we’ve been glued to our news feeds trying to figure out what exactly happened and why, and perhaps more importantly how to prevent these kinds of attacks from happening again. But it … Continue reading

Interview with Bob Churchill – Director of Communications at the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU)

Bob Churchill is the Communications Director for The International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU), Editor of The Free Thought Report.Bob Churchill is also a trustee of Conway Hall Ethical Society and a trustee of the Karen Woo Foundation.

Chat with Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy’s (CSSDP) Avery Sapoznikow on Ayahuasca

Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What is Ayahuasca? Avery Sapoznikow: Ayahuasca is an ancient tea originating from the Amazon Basin of South America. It’s an admixture of, at a minimum, two different plants, one being a source of dimethyltryptamine (DMT), a potent psychedelic compound, and the other being a source of monoamine oxidase … Continue reading

Ugandan Kasese Humanist Schools’ Bwambale Robert on His Locale and Work

Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Can you describe the local context? What is it like where you live? Also, to fill in some more blanks, what are some misconceptions about where you live? Bwambale Robert: Irreligiosity, where I live, is not much as religions take a large threshold in the community. I … Continue reading

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