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Put the Christ back in Christmas

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

Thanksgiving and Hallowe’en are past and the poppies are out for Remembrance Day, and of course, stores everywhere are already well-entrenched in the marketing bonanza that is Christmas.  And as an atheist, I will again stand with the Christians to say “Put the Christ back in Christmas!” How is it, you might ask, that a […]

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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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Criticizing a religion is not racism

Crime, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Politics and Activism

I’ve seen many column inches dedicated to the Charlie Hebdo killings, and a common theme that keeps coming up is that CH’s criticisms of Islam are racist, and that privileged white people slapping down the underprivileged Muslims from on high is unnecessarily provocative. I want to put that to bed right now:  Islam is not […]

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