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Prayer at Council Meetings

The Canadian Secular Alliance is arguing the case before the Supreme Court for secular Council Meetings in Canada - that is, no prayers to start them.  But they need $5000 for legal fees. More on the issue here.  Go to their site to donate here.  Every donation helps.

Bill before Canadian parliament on assisted dying

MP Steven Fletcher thinks his bill to legalize assisted dying is gaining support and has a chance of passing.  Meanwhile the case is before the Supreme Court on Oct 14.  More

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  • george said More
    So first we had the druids along came the catholics then the protestants now we await islam 6 days ago
  • Randy said More
    "Hold Meet the Candidates meetings for the Council and Catholic School Board."

    This... 1 week ago
  • superskeptic007 said More
    I prefer the term 'dying with dignity' which is really what it's all about. 1 week ago
  • CobourgJD said More
    I blame the caption on the original which said it was Ethiopia. But it illustrates what is done. 1 week ago

You could have guessed that Penn Jillette of Penn & Teller was an atheist but in June 2010 he was interviewed on "Think Big".  The highlight is where he talks about how he came to become an atheist - it was as simple as reading the bible!  To quote him directly:

"I think because what we get told about the Bible is a lot of picking and choosing, when you see, you know, Lot's daughter gang raped and beaten, and the Lord being okay with that; when you actually read about Abraham being willing to kill his son, when you actually read that; when you read the insanity of the talking snake; when you read the hostility towards homosexuals, towards women, the celebration of slavery; when you read in context, that "thou shalt not kill" means only in your own tribe - I mean, there's no hint that it means humanity in general; that there's no sense of a shared humanity, it's all tribal; when you see a God that is jealous and insecure; when you see that there's contradictions that show that it was clearly written hundreds of years after the supposed fact and full of contradictions."

Penn & Teller videos are one of the most popular on this site - this is one of them.


Interviewed by Paul Hoffman

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