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Tonight I had the pleasure to speak to the Board of Directors of the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association about our campaign to end the distribution of Gideon Bibles in BC schools.
Below is the speech that I presented. I am pleased to report that the Board of the BCCLA has asked their legal staff to help us in our work on the Chilliwack case, the outcome of which will help them decide what further support they can offer.Read more
Controversy has erupted in Chilliwack after Richard Ajabu protested his school board’s policy that explicitly permits the distribution of Gideon Bibles to Grade 5 children (with permission slips produced by the Gideons).
The Board recently reviewed the policy in a closed-door meeting and decided to uphold it.Read more
A couple weeks ago I wrote that “Humanism makes belief in God irrelevant.” I ended that essay stating,
So while being a humanist doesn’t really mean you need to be an atheist, it doesn’t leave much room for any god worth believing in.
Since writing that piece, I’ve done quite a bit of thinking about this topic and have realized that I was mistaken. This thinking has been motivated by two sources.Read more
I was at Skeptics in the Pub at the Billy Bishop and was asked a question that took me off guard for a second.
After more thought, I finally have my answer.
The question was posed by someone I later learned was a Christian who was checking out the skeptics group. He asked me, “do you have to be an atheist to be a humanist?”Read more