Here’s your Canadian Atheist Weekly Update for 14-Apr-2018 to 20-Apr-2018.
On the Why Evolution Is True (WEIT) site, guest post writer and frequent commenter, Ben Goren has posed a thorough six step challenge to those who believe that Jesus was a historical figure: Start with a clear, concise, unambiguous definition of who Jesus was. Do the Gospels offer a good … Continue reading
On April 5 2014, the Centre for Inquiry, Ottawa hosted a lively discussion between Zeba Crook, professor of religious studies at Carleton University, and historian and philosopher, Richard Carrier on this controversial topic: “Did a man named Jesus live in Palestine 2000 years ago?” The Atheism TV video of the … Continue reading
Remember when Rex Murphy called atheists “whiny” because our American cousins wanted their own chaplains in the military? He characterized atheists thusly and incorrectly assumed the whiny and angry atheists were just wanting something because the religious people had it and they felt left out: Evidence of this prickly, acutely … Continue reading
It seems that a few years ago a couple of authors (Jaki, Stark) released books declaring that Christianity gave rise to modern science and medicine via the dedicated work of monks (Bacon, Aquinus) during the Middle Ages. This certainly wasn’t the history I was taught. I learned that the ancients, … Continue reading