Tag Archives: holidays

Holy Holidays Without Religion

by | September 21, 2019

By James Haught James Haught is editor of West Virginia’s largest newspaper, The Charleston Gazette, and a senior editor of Free Inquiry. He is 87-years-old and would like to help secular causes more. This series is a way of giving back, as he opens in No Qualms (Ed., published on 2018, July 18, i.e., when he was 86), “I’m quite aware… Read more »

War On Christmas: The Battle Of Starbucks

by | November 13, 2015

Here at Canadian Atheist we’ve been diligently preparing for the War on Christmas, but in the United States an opening skirmish has already taken place. Starbucks, that fount of decent enough coffee and unfailing pretentiousness, decided to [trigger warning!] unveil “hoilday cups” that were red in colour but had no pictures on them, other than… Read more »

Happy Holiday Monday

by | August 3, 2015

Cartoon by Steve Nease The Canadian August long weekend is celebrated under different names all over the  country: It’s called Regatta Day in Newfoundland, Saskatchewan Day in SK, British Columbia Day in BC, Natal Day in Nova Scotia and PEI, Simcoe Day in Toronto, New Brunswick Day in New Brunswick, Colonel By Day in Ottawa,… Read more »

Victoria Day 2015

by | May 18, 2015

While Victoria Day is celebrated on the last Monday before May 25 in honour of Queen Victoria’s birthday, it is a very Canadian holiday: Victoria Day is also commonly referred to as the “May two-four weekend” or the “May long weekend” and it marks the unofficial start of the cottage season where cases of beer*… Read more »

The War on Easter as waged by Whole Foods in Ottawa

by | April 5, 2015

I’m not a big fan of Whole Foods (aka Whole Paycheque).  It has, quite reasonably, been called a “Temple of Pseudoscience“, for its consistent peddling of all kinds of woo.  They sell you everything you need to get the bad stuff out (with their assortment of intestinal cleanses), and then tell you which superfoods you… Read more »