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Stories like this put me in mind of thoughtcrimes and Minority report

The Dorchester County Board of Education and the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office got very interested in the writings of a local Language Arts teacher. Dr. K.S. Voltaer is better known by some in Dorchester County as Patrick McLaw, or even … Continue reading

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It’s Freedom to Read Week in Canada

And every year at this time an updated list of challenged reading material gets posted. Here are some from this year’s list. One case had to do with a Saskatchewan school performing a version of Antigone which: was originally written … Continue reading

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Banned Book Club double feature: Slaughterhouse-Five and Ham on Rye

I’ve fallen behind in my reporting of the Saskatoon Freethinkers and what we’re doing but I assure readers I’m still involved with the group and having fun with it. Some of the fun comes in the shape of our Banned … Continue reading

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Reminder: it’s Banned Book Week

Usually I’m more on the ball when it comes to book issues and support for abolishing censorship of the printed word. The American Library Association has a list of the top 100 banned or challenged books for the past decade, … Continue reading

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Chris DiCarlo is coming to Saskatoon to promote his new book!

And CFI Saskatoon (aka Saskatoon Freethinkers) is pleased to be hosting another one of his talks. Last August he was in the city as part of his “We Are All Africans” tour. Here are the details as posted on the … Continue reading

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“Matthew, Mark, et al, do not belong in the same category as Dan Brown.”

True. Dan Brown got paid quite a bit of money for his fiction. Whoever penned Matthew, Mark, et al wrote for free. The post title is a quote from an article I found in the Herald Scotland. Jonathan Wright is … Continue reading

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An uncensored version of Dorian Gray has been published

I don’t think I’ve ever read that book. I might have to now. First published as a serial novel in 1890, parts of it were considered too risqué and vulgar for audiences at the time, so a heavy-handed editor took … Continue reading

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I’m not a big Dr. Seuss fan but a Freudian Cat in the Hat…

… analysis made for some interesting reading. For those unfamiliar with the story, the Cat in the Hat encourages a couple “Home Alone” kids to do a bunch of ridiculous crap and their goldfish attempts to be the voice of … Continue reading

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John Dominic Crossan demands “accurate” Jesus

And ticks off all kinds of Christians by doing so but intrigues others. I’ve never heard of the man, but he’s written a few books about the historical Jesus and the Toronto Star features part of an interview with him. … Continue reading

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James Frey has a new book about the bible

I never read A Million Little Pieces. Memoirs don’t interest me usually so certainly fake ones won’t. I’ve never read anything that Oprah’s team deliberately chose to push on her gullible audience. No, I’ll amend that. I read a couple … Continue reading

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