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A licence to persecute

According to a story in today’s paper, Muslims in Egypt have already used their new Islam-friendly provisional constitution to persecute Coptic Christians. This follows the wacko fundies in the American south pushing for the definition of the United States as … Continue reading

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The “science can’t . . . ” gambit

So you’ve demolished the arguments advanced by your woo-loving religious adversary: astrology trashed; homeopathy shredded; creationism flushed. But then your opponent’s eyes light up and a wry smile crosses his lips. You know what’s coming, don’t you? “Science may have … Continue reading

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VIFF Film Reviews: No; Paradise; We’re Not Broke; Virgin Tales; Salman Rusdie: Imagining India; Frankenstein: a Modern Myth..

October 5. More films from the Vancouver International Film Fest. No. (Drama, Chile/USA/France, 117 minutes, director Pablo Larrain). Gael Garcia¬† Bernal plays a creative advertising executive who joins the 1988 “No” campaign to oust the murderous Chilean president Augusto Pinochet, … Continue reading

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Perhaps we should insult the Egyptian embassy

Mobs, drunk on religion, are attacking western embassies around the world, killing innocent people. Their excuse? Revenge for a perceived insult to their touchy god, an insult contained in a video by a deranged Christian. But the culture that spawned … Continue reading

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Atheist Principles

The late Christopher Hitchens had an admirable knack for ferreting out the differences between those who follow a religion and those who, like me, don’t. Unhappily, he had a tendency to ramble. Sorting through his prolix rant God is Not … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week: 10 January, 2012

Philosophy begins where religion ends, just as by analogy chemistry begins where alchemy runs out and astronomy takes the place of astrology. Christopher Hitchens, God Is Not Great

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At Last — I’m a Believer

Because atheists tend to rate (unjustly, I might add) a few points above axe murderers on popularity scales, I decided recently to adopt a belief system. Ignoring the indisputable fact that one cannot simply choose to believe some absurd theology, … Continue reading

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