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Atheist Scruples: don’t drink and drive

I guess it’s a question in this game because not everyone thinks like I do. One of your guests has drunk too much and become obnoxious. Finally, he is about to leave. Do you allow him to drive home in … 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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BC Pastafarian seeks to wear colander for driver’s licence photo

Obi Canuel is an ordained minister in the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster and he made the request this year but so far has been denied. The Insurance Corporation of B.C told him “there is no religious requirement that … Continue reading

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Should Christian photographers take gay photos?

Worthy of a special round of Scruples, this one. I ran across a story of New Mexico event photographers who wound up in a bit of hot water over refusing to take photos for a lesbian wedding. The lesbian couple … Continue reading

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Old news: it’s hard to be atheist in Indonesia

Via the Jakarta Globe, January 19, 2012: An Indonesian civil servant who posted “God does not exist” on his Facebook page has been taken into police custody for his own protection after he was badly beaten. The man, identified as … Continue reading

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I don’t know if I’d want to see Jesus getting touched…

…but it’s good to find out that a short film featuring JC on the cross and St Teresa of Avila giving him a “sexual caress” is no longer banned in Britain. And it only took 20 years. Well done. It … Continue reading

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Tacky Whitefish Jesus remains on mountain top – for now

The Forestry Service has caved to Christian pressure decided to renew the Knights of Columbus special permit which allows them to advertise for Jesus keep their memorial in place for a further ten years. Forest Service supervisor Chip Weber stated … Continue reading

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A move that surprises no one – Jesus statue not moving

I thought the headline, “Disputed Jesus statue stays for now” was going to refer to the Whitefish war memorial/kitchy Jesus statue. It’s fine to be wrong, however. This story winds up being an update about a completely different Jesus statue … Continue reading

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Ramadan is no excuse to not pay parking tickets

The end of Ramadan is today and devout Muslims filled the nearby sports stadium and its parking lot this morning for some sort of celebratory service. More of their cars filled our work parking lot and the grass and sand … Continue reading

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Appalling news out of Uganda, too..

The Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders went to a gay-rights activist this time around. Some church leaders there have criticized the decision to award Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera. The award, given by the Martin Ennals Foundation in honour of … Continue reading

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