Here’s your Canadian Atheist Weekly Update for 21-Jan-2017 to 27-Jan-2017.
Recently there was a lot of disgust expressed against a “Man charged after ‘fornicating the statue,’ police say” Yes, this is the same monument Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was murdered at and, the same monument that saw teenagers in 2006 charged for urinating at. In all the above cases the charge was ‘mischief’. In the CBC… Read more »
On Wednesday’s The National, CBC reporter Chris Brown presented a report titled “Are we Godless?” Did it miss the point? Well, obviously; I kinda gave the answer away when I said it was a CBC report. This isn’t the first time CBC has done a report wondering why Canadians are flocking away from religion. And… Read more »
The attack on Charlie Hebdo has been (almost) universally condemned. Given the savagery and insanity of the attack that’s not surprising, but I waited with bated breath to see what would happen next. In particular, I wanted to see the reaction of journalism media – particularly the Canadian English journalism media, such as it is.… Read more »
Whenever CBC tackles atheism on its news network, they bungle it hideously. Several times they’ve had panels discussing atheism without a single atheist present, and no one speaking for an atheist position – you can imagine how they’ve turned out. Well on The National on Sunday night, Wendy Mesley – a serial offender when it… Read more »
To: Hubert T. Lacroix, CEO, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation From: Veronica Abbass Date: February 5, 2014 Re: “Vatican ‘regrets’ damning UN report on abuse” The picture of a pious thoughtful pope holding an over sized, ostentatious crucifix at the top of the CBC article “Vatican ‘regrets’ damning UN report on abuse” is an insult to the… Read more »