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Here’s your Canadian Atheist Weekly Update for 14-Apr-2018 to 20-Apr-2018.

Jesus of Nazareth: Man or Myth?

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

Chaplains in the US Military Do More Than You Think: Why the ‘Humanist’ Designation is a Huge Benefit to Unbelievers

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

The Christian Re-write of Mediaeval History

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

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