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Can a humanist be a conservative? Likely not.

May 6, 2012

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Prominent are often quick to point out the political diversity of their movement. There is a lot of truth to this claim-atheists range across the political spectrum from Bill Maher to Penn Jillette and the late Christopher Hitchens, but a brief survey of the atheist movement shows that despite this diversity, the vast majority of atheists […]

Pro-Life rhetoric demeans us all.

April 27, 2012

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I’ve avoided the abortion issue thus far for a few reasons. Firstly, the recent prominent political debates around abortion in Canada have centred around local questions of access which, while incredibly important, deal primarily with finicky policy issues that I don’t know very much about. The much more important reason for my silence on the issue is […]

Gelatogate and A Theory of Justified Offense

November 23, 2011

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I’ve been rolling this around in my brain for a while, but it’s essay-writing season and so I’ve either been too busy or too lazy to actually write about it without some prompting. Luckily, the skeptic community has provided me with just the prompt I needed to drag myself away from my heterogeneous combination of innovation studies […]

Reflections on a Basilica Part 2: In Defense of a Humanist Cathedral

October 27, 2011

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I promise that I’ll be done bragging about my trip to Belgium after this. First, however, I need to share one more thought I had on Sint Pieters Basilica in Ghent. Last time around, I explained why non-theists should not want to deprive the religious of the emotional impact of such spaces. Now, however, I’m […]