Tag Archives: freedom of religion

How to talk about student prayers without sounding like a dumbass

by | April 14, 2017

What should have been a non-controversy in Mississauga about accommodating Muslim student prayers has exploded into a major point of contention for Canadian atheists and secularists. Unfortunately, most of the “debate” has been people mindlessly parroting slogans they presumably think are profound, but are in fact shallow and misguided at best. If you want to… Read more »

Human Rights Day 2015

by | December 10, 2015

Today is Human Rights Day, commemorating the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in 1948. The theme this year is “Our Rights. Our Freedoms. Always.”… not as good as last year’s, but not bad. This coming year is going to be a pretty big year for international… Read more »

Atheism jerkstore

by | October 28, 2015

What follows is obviously only one side of the story, so I’m reserving judgement on this particular case, but I am an atheist, not an antitheist, so I am firmly on the side of freedom of religion. If this is an accurate representation of the facts, the teacher went full jerkstore. Bullying children is a… Read more »

Questions for Federal Candidates: Updated

by | June 25, 2015

Here is the updated list of questions to ask the federal candidates in your riding: Do you support the right to freedom from religion as well as the right to freedom of religion? Do you support secular governance, i.e. separation between religion and state? Do you support removing the phrase “the supremacy of God” from… Read more »