Tag Archives: atheism

Julie Payette Reminds Us We Live In A Universe Based On Fact, Not Opinion

Canada’s new Governor-General (and former astronaut) Julie Payette, created some controversy after her recent remarks at a science conference where she pointed out the absurdity of politicians still using their personal opinions to debate indisputable scientific facts such as the reality of climate change and the lack of similar evidence for beliefs such as astrology. […]

What Are Some Books That Everyone Studying Biology Should Read?

Actually, anyone who wants to be informed about the world around them should read many of these books.

Secular Sunday – Coca Cola Died For Your Sins? (Happy Easter!)

As a slight break from non-stop “Save the Library” posts lately, let’s just take a moment to appreciate the incredible crassness of this grocery store Easter display (which I saw on Reddit and I think is from somewhere in the US.) I’m not religious but even I went, “Wow?  Really??”  (Not the first time Easter […]

Music Monday – “And they get terribly upset/When you question their sacred texts/Written by woman-hating epileptics/Their languages just serve to confuse them/Their confusion somehow makes them more sure”

I’d heard of Father John Misty before but didn’t know much about him.  But I was pretty impressed with the second song he did on Saturday Night Live this past weekend – sort of reminds me of the first time I heard Bright Eyes sing “Landlocked Blues” on some late night CBC show. “Pure Comedy” […]

Secular Sunday – Ricky Gervais Destroys Religion in Interview

Honestly, how does anyone believe in god after you think about it for like, seven seconds?

Obi-Wan Has Risen (Happy Easter!)

And here’s an interview with a United Church Minister who’s also a vocal atheist.

Secular Sunday – Moose Jaw Mother Wants To Remove “Lord’s Prayer” From Public School

It blows my mind that a vast majority of parents apparently voted that playing the Lord’s Prayer in school was okay in the first place. But I guess the vast majority once voted that black students shouldn’t mix with white students either and that injustice eventually got corrected as well.

Music Monday – “He told his niece/’It’s Christmas Eve, I know our life is not your style,’/She said, ‘Christmas is like solstice/And we miss you and it’s been awhile'”

Happy Solstice! What a perfect song for today’s Music Monday post as this song compares and contrasts traditional Christian holiday celebrations with those who are not… “Christians and the Pagans” – Dar Williams

Secular Sunday – The Joy of Celebrating A Godless Christmas

At my library branch, we’ve had lots of interesting conversations around the “Happy Holidays/Merry Christmas” dichotomy that always happens at this time of year in western society. We talked about how to balance the library’s responsibility to be inclusive and respectful of all faiths, cultures and beliefs but also how Christmas is the holiday most […]

People Criticize The Bible (When They Believe It’s The Koran)

This is funny sad…