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This Week in Religion 2018-02-25

by | February 25, 2018

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen  “Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he and Justin Trudeau agreed to fight terrorism and those who misuse religion to divide people when they met in New Delhi. Modi rolled out reams of red carpet and a horse honour guard, and hugged Trudeau upon his arrival at the presidential palace. Their meeting comes… 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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Culture or Religion?

by | February 8, 2014

I’ve occasionally experienced a subtle tactic my fellow Canadians use to invalidate the seriousness of many religious observances and practices. When I identify the more pernicious aspects of religion, I’m often waved off and told that the identified practice is not religious, but cultural. I’m told that the Islamic insistence that women cover their entire self… Read more »

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