Tag Archives: Christianity

Why the Culture War was over before it began

I am not a supporter of “Whig history;” I do not, by any means, believe that time naturally progresses towards greater human liberty, and whenever I hear some well-meaning liberal making this argument, I assume that they are probably looking … Continue reading

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The Theocratic Ministrations of Stephen Fucking Harper, or: First They Came For The Wiccans

Here’s something so sick and wrong that I could scarcely believe my eyes. The federal government is cancelling the contracts of all non-Christian chaplains in federal prisons, CBC News has learned. Inmates of other faiths, such as Muslims, Sikhs, Buddhists … Continue reading

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The Unifying Thread of Fundamentalism

Via Jezebel, I have learned of a pastor in North Carolina who advocates demonstrating Christian Love(TM) and Family Values(TM) right on your queer child’s ass: So your little son starts to act a little girlish when he is four years … Continue reading

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Concerning Religion

When I was a child, I considered religion to be a fairly simple matter: my family celebrated¬† Christmas and Easter, therefore I was a Christian (as opposed to the people who celebrated Hanukkah, Purim, and a number of less fun … Continue reading

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Stupidity in the Name of Rationalism

By now, those of you who have been reading my blog for a while have probably figured-out that I consider myself to be a rationalist. I assume that nearly everybody, if pressed, would consider themselves to be a ‘rational person’ … Continue reading

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Good News For Quebec

This past Friday, I read an article in the Globe and Mail outlining a ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada, to the effect that a provincially-mandated course on religion being taught in Quebec schools is not unconstitutional. I admit, … Continue reading

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