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A Question of Atheist Scruples – unexpected fitness edition

You are a contender in a marathon race when you accidentally trip the runner beside you. Do you stop to help him up? Absolutely. I’d feel some guilt if my clumsiness got in the way of someone else finishing the … Continue reading

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Woman denied job because she’s Christian?

Not likely. At least, not completely. This gets pretty stupid. Just warning you. It’s also insanely long. The CBC has details of the story: Bethany Paquette claims her application to work in Canada’s North for Amaruk Wilderness Corp. was rejected … Continue reading

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Violence and women and sports stars

I don’t care about world politics and I don’t care much about sports either. War over borders or war over stupid metal trophies — it’s all a bunch of posturing and elitism and people getting hurt. Often civilians. Take this … Continue reading

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Quotable Friendly Atheist

At least, Muhammad Syed, quoted on Friendly Atheist: There will never be reform or improvement if you are unwilling to even hear out ideas that are threatening to your beliefs. The complete lack of introspection, self-criticism, and demands for improvement … Continue reading

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Saskatoon woman fears stoning if returned to Pakistan

Unfortunately, Jamila Bibi was sent to Toronto on the 16th of September to catch a flight home. The 65 year old originally came to Canada in 2007 to escape claims of adultery that she says are false, says her lawyer, … Continue reading

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The One Minion Search Party: “Does god hate women?”

A couple hits for this question this week. Not for the first time, I look toward Religious Tolerance for an evenhanded approach to answering this one. It offers many examples out of the old testament that illustrate the low status … Continue reading

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I’m glad I don’t live in Saudi Arabia

Not just because I’m a woman, but let’s face it, I’m a woman. And if a woman in Britain whose face and hair shows on Saudi TV freaks those fundamentalists out, I’m very grateful to live in Canada unfilmed by … Continue reading

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