There Will Be War.

“I believe in world peace. I believe it is possible.” – Every politician or beauty pageant contestant ever. Highly unlikely. That’s not to say that it wouldn’t be desirable. It’s just not going to happen. Even in an idealistic world where everyone had enough food, followed the Golden Rule, did not covet status, wealth or … Continue reading

Canadian Freethought Group Stands Up For Free Speech of Pro-Life Group

York University’s Freethought/Nontheist group – Freethinkers, Skeptics, and Atheists at York (FreeSAY) – is standing up for the free speech and free assembly rights of Pro-Lifers at the university, following the university’s recent banning of pro-life groups. The university is banning these groups because they are anti-choice. Greetings, This is an official statement on behalf … Continue reading

On personal spiritualism and liberal religiosity

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 … Continue reading

An electrifying video on Atheist statistics

Atheism is on the rise, atheists are disproportionately educated and intelligent, and are underrepresented in prisons, divorce statistics, and a wide variety of social ills. For more, watch this extremely well-made video. (Click here if video is not working for you) Hat Tip: Friendly Atheist

Robert Latimer paroled

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 … Continue reading

Chuck Norris’ delusional speculations on the NIU shootings

If anyone can get to the root cause of school shootings it’s Chuck Norris! Here’s how Chuck breaks the NIU shooting down for us:

Charles Barkley blasts the Christian Right, calling them “fake Christians”

NBA great Charles Barkley said what surely millions of people have been thinking for a long time: the Christian Right is rife with fake Christianity. This group is known for being one that claims righteousness in the word Christ, but they have shown themselves to be unChristian time and time again, primarily by passing judgment … Continue reading

Defending the legality of abortion

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 … Continue reading

Blogger “Daylight Atheism” calls the Catholic Church an immoral organization

And I’ve got to say, he puts forth a pretty comprehensive argument for it. While he acknowledges that they have certainly done charitable and humanitarian work, he points out that these efforts must be balanced against all of the suffering that it has caused as a consequence of it prioritizing unsubstantiated religious dogma over reason … Continue reading

The Pope on human dignity

Scientific American recently presented the Pope’s views on the implications of certain biology research and biotechnology practices for human dignity. According to Pope Benedict, embryonic stem cell research, artificial insemination and the prospect of human cloning have “shattered” human dignity. Hmmm, and I suppose that indoctrinating children to believe that they are born sinners who are on … Continue reading