Tag Archives: Religion

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 Stupidest Arguments I Have Ever Heard

I should be preparing for my defense, but honestly, I feel like I would be ready to go right now if I had to do so, and endlessly rehashing the same information is hurting my brain. So instead, I’m going … Continue reading

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Amoral Karma

I have a very simple policy towards other people’s religions, which is much the same as the policy that I have towards other people’s sex lives: that is to say that I regard them as being deeply personal, and so … Continue reading

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The Didactic Express, Final Analysis

Well, ladies, gentlemen and gender rebels, I have done it! For the past month, I have teased and tortured the events of each day, looking for some manner of  moral instruction or life lesson (no matter how tenuous) and posted … 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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Not This Song and Dance Again

I assume that we all know how it goes at this point: someone in the West in some way blasphemes against the Prophet Muhammad, news of this comes to fundamentalists in the Islamic countries, and we all wind-up watching paroxysms … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Interfaith Cooperation

The only thing worse than when Fundamentalist Christians and Conservative Muslims fight with each other, is when they team up. Case in point, the latest outburst of stupidity over the province of Ontario’s unjustly-controversial new curricular policies. This time, at least, … Continue reading

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Thou Shalt Not Suffer A Witch To Live (On The Government’s Dime)

Summer is drawing to a close, students are returning to their classes, bloggers are coming off of their vacations and Parliamentarians are returning from their prolonged summer barbecue circuits. Of course, you know what this means: it’s time for me … Continue reading

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Student Loans Lead To Holocausts. Or Something.

The latest incredibly-inane-Tea-Party-statement-du-jour from south of the border originates with a gentleman by the name of Roscoe Bartlett: “Not that it’s not a good idea to give students loans; it certainly is a good idea to give them loans,” Bartlett … Continue reading

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The Stupidest Argument Against Transgenderism

…is the same thing as the stupidest argument against anything else: ie, ‘it runs contrary to God’s plan.’ Someone ought to explain this to the hicks in this comments section. To be perfectly honest, I’m rather unconcerned about God’s opinion … Continue reading

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