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Did you know you can opt out of Catholic teachings at some Catholic schools?

I don’t have time right now to do this justice, so I’ll just quote from the Globe and Mail article: An Ontario Catholic high school teacher was disciplined for informing his students they can’t be forced to study religion, underscoring … Continue reading

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Atheist Scruples: the one star friend

You are a restaurant critic. A good friend owns a restaurant and asks you to review it. The food is mediocre. Do you say so in the review? Being an honest sort of person, I think I’d have to be … Continue reading

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Siberia cursed by ancient mummy? Of course not

According to a recent article provided by the Daily Mail, the mummified remains of a Siberian princess are to blame for earthquakes and flooding in the region. Supposedly, it’s some kind of curse. Why does the Mail focus first on … Continue reading

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If atheist and traveling in Britain, stay at the Travelodge: no bibles

There’s no real story here, but Fox and the Daily Mail and others like them want to make it one, apparently. Which article to pick on first.. the Mail, I guess, since Fox is just paraphrasing that anyway. The hotel’s … Continue reading

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Atheist Scruples: Let’s talk about sex, maybe…

You have adolescent children. An out-of-town friend is visiting with her new boyfriend. Do you let your guests sleep together? This is a two bedroom duplex so no. The kid has one room, we have the other. Any guests have … Continue reading

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A search for Billy Graham leads to Cliff Richard and sex abuse

I usually just find the advice column he still has at the Kansas City Star but today, something a little less fun to read. This from the Guardian the other day: A police raid on a home owned by Cliff … Continue reading

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Animal rights over religious rights in Denmark? That’s interesting.

To say the least… European regulations require animals to be stunned before they are slaughtered, but grants exemptions on religious grounds. For meat to be considered kosher under Jewish law or halal under Islamic law, the animal must be conscious … Continue reading

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