Welcome to the second edition of "The Weekly Planet."This week I'm staying away from the presidential primaries. Romney will win the republican nomination and then lose handily to Obama. Instead we'll look at a fine conservative institution.
The Supreme Court of the United States…Continue
A brief addendum to my previous post Creeping Canadian Theocrats (Are Creeping Me Out). Here's a rather excellent opinion piece at the…Continue
My girlfriends mother died in Alzheimers. I wrote a song that she is singing in this video which by the way is a free guitar lesson at the same time. Sorry for a few sentences in Swedish at the beginning. My friend, the guitarist, is saying "this is how I play the song ››Strong As Death‹‹"
Welcome to the first edition of "The Weekly Planet." The Planet's content will be primarily a summary of weekly politics that have caught our attention. The format will be simple to begin with. We will concentrate on four areas that will be standard from week to week, inserting other subjects that grab our attention as we go.
There are several common threads…Continue
“Surely the day will come when color means nothing more than the skin tone, when religion is seen uniquely as a way to speak one's soul; when birth places have the weight of a throw of the dice and all men are born free, when understanding breeds love and brotherhood.” -…
PHOTO OF THE WEEK: …Continue
Back in February I made the first post (Teaching Religious Mythology 1: Noah's Ark) of what I intend to be series on introducing different religious stories to kids and what resources are out there to help accomplish…Continue
It may come as a surprise to the reader, and certainly was a surprise to me, to learn that religious fervour as we know it today was far less prominent in the Islamic societies of the past. Islam’s role was mainly highlighted and utilised during conflicts. Pure and true Islam, as it is applied today by the the Wahhabis and Talibans, was seldom put to full practice after the death of Mohammed and his companions. Although the Islamic dynasties were generally oppressive, but there have…Continue
If you're in the mood, listen here: Everything
Everything is a smile
everything a surprise
everything is a run
everything a walk
everything is a hug…
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On the heels of my previous post about the ever dwindling influence of the Church in Quebec, here's yet another possible contributing factor.
The Montreal Gazette describes a class action suit against the Catholic…Continue
VIDEOS OF THE WEEK:…Continue
"Personally, do you consider yourself to be a religious person? (Total % YES)"
This last weekend I was at the pharmacy waiting for a prescription to be filled and picked up a copy of the Journal de Montreal.…Continue
Excerpt from Primo Levi's 'The Drowned and The Saved', a collection of essays depicting his time at the Concentration (extermination) camps :-
'I too entered the Lager as a nonbeliever, and as a nonbeliever I was liberated and have lived to this day. Actually, the experience of the Lager with its frightful iniquity confirmed me in my non-belief. It has prevented me, and still prevents me, from conceiving of any form of providence or transcendant justice… I…Continue
To receive religious signature lines in business e-mails from third party vendors is simply so inconceivable to anyone I know at my company that when I began receiving them I had to share with my colleagues. They were just as surprised as I was.
Read more here:…Continue
"....life is all about balance. To know the complete truth we must know both sides of the coin. In today's world, where Science has a claim on every objective truth, it has become more important to look at Spirituality too, because it's the other way of seeing things, and another way of reaching more profound truths, because Science has its limits. Science and Spirituality travel on separate paths but eventually meet at one place. It's all about balance.
So, let's all pay attention to…Continue
Science at Atheist Universe
VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Time-lapse footage of the Earth as seen from the…Continue
"Samar Badawi" a Saudi activist honoured as 'Woman of Courage' she's the sister of a sister of Raif Badawi I told you about him before.
I came across her difficult story and oh my goodness my tears just…Continue