Here’s your Canadian Atheist Weekly Update for 11-Nov-2017 to 17-Nov-2017.
After the recent Islamic State (also known as ISIL, ISIS and Daesh) attacks in Paris, France’s atheist President François Hollande was quick to vow to destroy the jihadist caliphate (full French transcript here) by forming “une grande et unique coalition”. France also launched heavy air strikes on Raqqa, the capital … Continue reading
The National Post has published an untitled essay by John Robert Gallagher: John Robert Gallagher was a Canadian who volunteered with the Kurdish forces in northern Syria to fight ISIL. He was reportedly killed in a suicide bombing Wednesday. This is an unedited essay [which] may contain content objectionable to some … Continue reading
When the dust settled on the terrible attack on parliament last month, we noted with frustration the irksome phrase “no atheists in foxholes” appeared in a speech, otherwise moving in its call for unity in government, made by Green Party leader Elizabeth May shortly afterward. Its appearance early in an … Continue reading