Here’s your Canadian Atheist Weekly Update for 1-Oct-2016 to 7-Oct-2016.
With the grumbling by some Canadian politicians about the Supreme Court decision to axe prayer before public meetings, I’m thinking about running for office on a cat platform whereby I ask for a minute of glaring instead of prayer or a minute of silence.
Guest post by Chloë-Lynne Adriaans Grade 12 student The room stills. All present wait together, one baited breath, a unity of expectation. The man in the suit, the center of all attention shifts almost imperceptibly. He’s sweating lightly, beneath his expensive suit, but his expression is one of cool … Continue reading
Good humoured one-upmanship is fun and healthy. It helps us laugh at topics we usually take seriously. Canadian secularists and atheists are serious about making the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms a completely secular document because they object to the inclusion of a deity in the Charter’s preamble Whereas Canada … Continue reading
Canadian Museum for Human Rights The concept that gay rights are human rights should never be questioned; it should be a “truth universally acknowledged,” not just enshrined in human rights codes. The Canadian Human Rights Act, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and the Ontario Human Rights Code are … Continue reading
It looks like it’s time for legal action against another Alberta public school for their weekly Lord’s Prayer. CTV reports that Win Ferguson public school in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta reads the Lord’s Prayer once a week at assembly and has been doing so for 37 years. A poll the school conducted … Continue reading