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Archive for April, 2015

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Supreme Court upholds prayer ban – FAQ

Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Politics and Activism, Rules

You’ve probably heard by now that the Supreme Court of Canada has upheld – unanimously – a ban on using prayer in the opening ceremony of the Saguenay municipal council meetings. Other municipalities are taking note, and today there is a flurry of town councils dropping their pre-meeting spell-casting. This is a good thing. The […]

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So your religious beliefs won’t let you serve food at a gay wedding?

Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Politics and Activism, Rules

… and in Indiana, that’s apparently OK, because religious beliefs are protected in law. Now, I don’t agree with religion, but I understand why there are legal protections for religion.  And now, there are places that allow religious beliefs to have supremacy over anti-discrimination laws. But… and it’s a big but…  How is the law […]

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Ontario government rolls back civilization

Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Math and Science, Politics and Activism, Technology

In my life, I have held the notion that civilization is intended to move forward… a slow but steady pace, but forward nevertheless.  Therefore, it dismays me greatly to see that the government of Ontario is green-lighting a college for homeopathy.  This body would function like a real professional college, overseeing the qualifications and care […]

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