Here’s the first Canadian Atheist Weekly Update for 2019, covering 22-Dec-2018 to 4-Jan-2019.
In a post entitled “Why the study of literature is going extinct,” Jerry Coyne quotes from Gary Saul Morson’s essay “Why college kids are avoiding the study of literature“: “Nothing makes us less capable of empathy than consciousness of victimhood. Self-conscious victimhood leads to cruelty that calls itself righteousness and thereby generates more victims. Students… Read more »
restons Actors’ statement. Over at Why Evolution Is True, Jerry Coyne admits he is “not quite sure why Jesus and Mo themselves are holding the sign” that says “Nous Restons Charlie Hebdo” (“We remain Charlie Hebdo”), and the commenters are attempting to answer Coyne’s question. However, the author says that “Nous Restons Charlie Hebdo” is… Read more »
Atheist Ireland is a short and pithy name for “an Irish advocacy group” that promotes atheism and reason over superstition and supernaturalism, and . . . an ethical, secular society where the State does not support or finance or give special treatment to any religion. On January 1, Michael Nugent, chairperson of Atheist Ireland, published… Read more »
I’ve received emails and read many a tweet and Facebook post from gleeful atheists about this study. I can’t really blame them for their excitement, for we are continually confronted with assertions from believers that we just aren’t very moral without religion or that we our default disposition is “sad sack”; for example, Friday’s Real Time with… Read more »
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 »