Here is a video of “Reverend” Yvette Shank, President of the “Church” of Scientology Canada, speaking to a protester on an April 20 mini-raid protest in Toronto. Shank asks the protester why she is not wearing a mask. The protester says she is not wearing a mask on account of the warm weather and because she … Read more
A little while back a friend asked me if I thought that recent violent acts by religious fundamentalists have stained the benefits of interiorized spirituality. Since this is a good question and one at the heart of much of my thinking on religion and “spirituality” (I’ll explain the shutter quotes later), I figured I’d make … Read more
Here are a few readables from around the blogosphere: Today, I stumbled across a fairly indepth review of the Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed Leaders Guide – a guide for those who want to take the propaganda out of the theatre and into the community. Thus far, I’ve only read about 60% of it, but what … Read more
THE SECULAR CONSCIENCE: WHY BELIEF BELONGS IN PUBLIC LIFE, with Dr. Austin Dacey. The first Canadian book tour stop! Do ethics presuppose religion? Are objective morals incompatible with secular liberalism? Do questions of religion & values belong in public life?
The Globe and Mail reports that after serving seven years in prison for the mercy killing of his severely disabled daughter, Robert Latimer will be freed on day parole this week. The appeal division of the National Parole Board has overturned a parole board decision last December that rejected Latimer’s parole application. Parole has been … Read more
In this post I will argue on behalf of the legality of abortion. I will consider the issues from the stance of the unborn fetus, the parents, and society. I will also briefly consider the issue of abortion in the case of rape. I will not, however, consider abortion from the perspective of religion. While … Read more
Now hear me out on this before allowing any pre-conceived judgments to crystallize on this assertion. Before I get into my argument, I will say that I personally have no interest in having sex with or forcing myself sexually upon an animal. Nor am I saying that people should do this, or that it is a … Read more
For more information on tonight’s event, see: http://theframeproblem.wordpress.com/2008/02/07/renowned-scientist-stuart-kauffman-at-mcmaster-university-tonight-york-university-and-cfi-ontario-tomorrow/ This should be very interesting.