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Starting a New Podcast

Started Jul 16, 2011 0 Replies

Hello Everyone. I am in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and am drawing up plans to begin a new weekly or biweekly podcast (though I am leaning more towards the weekly). The issues to be covered would…Continue

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"Philosopher's Haze: Education and Religious Accomodation in Ontario Schools http://bit.ly/TOWyoE #ontario #education #religion #atheism"
Sep 11, 2012
Alex Barnham commented on Brian Bridson's blog post Apologists of Circumcision
"You go to the hospital to have your baby...the hospital is where sick people go...the doctors, who know everything, will tell you that you should have your baby in the hospital, not at home where all the germs are.  Then, if the baby is a boy,…"
May 15, 2012
Alex Barnham commented on Brian Bridson's blog post Apologists of Circumcision
"You are absolutely right Michael, parents are the problem in that they are much bigger than their children and will bully them into submission.  Parents need to be taught not to bully their children.  Most governments practice extreme…"
May 10, 2012
Michael OL commented on Brian Bridson's blog post Apologists of Circumcision
"It is quite ironic that believers in creation would somehow regard the human body as defective until surgically corrected.  If god is perfect and we're made in his/her/its image, isn't there an excellent religious reason for keeping…"
May 10, 2012
Alex Barnham commented on Brian Bridson's blog post Apologists of Circumcision
"Folks, this battle is nothing more than a fight to keep insurance paying for a procedure that can be accomplished simpy with tape.  Foisting this procedure on a baby is barbaric, if not insane.  The foreskin on an adult male is easily held…"
May 10, 2012
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"Paul Melanson: Bogus Charlatan | http://bit.ly/z9WPj0 #atheism #catholic #religion #ethics #education #honesty #taxation"
Feb 18, 2012
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"Church Prays for Montreal Canadians | http://bit.ly/wTzsIZ #atheism #catholic #religion #Montreal @CanadiensMTL #rights"
Feb 10, 2012
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"Pedophilia, Catholicism and the First Amendment in Vermont | http://bit.ly/zBoauK #atheism #catholic #religion #Vermont #ethics #law"
Feb 6, 2012
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"The Pope’s Disdain for Knowledge | http://bit.ly/zLxhOb #atheism #religion #romancatholic #knowledge #science #particlephysics"
Jan 31, 2012
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"India’s Sikh Sense of Humor | http://bit.ly/yUTQpO #atheism #religion #jayleno #sikh #India #humanrights #freespeech #religiousfreedom"
Jan 26, 2012
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"More Snot-Nosed Catholic Whining | http://bit.ly/xihvTV #atheism #catholic #religiousfreedom #LGBTQ #humanrights #ethics #education"
Jan 23, 2012
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"Intolerance Born of Ignorance: The Real Threat to Humanity | http://bit.ly/w1qI75 #atheism #catholic #christian #judaism #islam #ethics"
Jan 20, 2012
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"Christians and Religious Freedom: Your Faith Is Fickle | http://bit.ly/zciqWl #atheism #religion #christian #catholic #religiousfreedom"
Jan 18, 2012
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"To Question Authority and Knowledge | http://bit.ly/AmIZPF #atheism #religion #knowledge #skepticism #history #Egyptology"
Jan 14, 2012
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"Pope Ben-the-Dick: Charlatan and Hypocrite | http://bit.ly/yp0Iwz #atheism #religion #catholic #humanrights #ethics #LGBTQ #pope"
Jan 9, 2012
Brian Bridson posted a status
"The Sunset Limited: Religious or Not, A Must See | http://bit.ly/yQBpPC #atheism #religion #christian #dialogue #film"
Jan 3, 2012

Brian Bridson's Blog

My Atheism Doesn’t Need Evolution

Posted on July 17, 2011 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

Atheists are often portrayed as die hard believers in evolution, and atheism is quite often portrayed as being dependent upon believing in the validity of evolution. But you know what? Some people, such as myself, did not need to rely on Darwin to steer our courses off the path of religion and onto the path of reason.

 

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The bible was not created by a god nor inspired by the word of any god. It was written by a number of people who tried…

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Valid and Invalid Beliefs: The Pope and Other Carlatans

Posted on July 16, 2011 at 7:00pm 2 Comments

Over the past week I have engaged a number of christians on Twitter, and it seems as though evidence for beliefs, and specifically, what is it that makes beliefs valid or invalid. So I want to address directly the nature of valid and invalid beliefs, and then would like to shift my focus to one tweeter in particular and the pope and some comments he recently made.



Because christians and atheists always seem to start running into problems here, each criticizing the other of not having… Continue

The Time Has Come: Put catholics in Their Place

Posted on July 16, 2011 at 1:30pm 6 Comments

On July 1, 2011, Dalton McGuinty, the Premier of Ontario, announced that starting in Spetember, catholic schools would no longer be allowed to prohibit the formation of gay-straight alliances by students. In an address by a Member of Provincial Parliament, Glenn Murray (Toronto Center), read a statement from the Premier during Toronto’s Pride Week. The statement read, “Starting in September, it will be students, not principals or school boards, that will decide whether a school has an LGBT… Continue

Apologists of Circumcision

Posted on July 15, 2011 at 7:30pm 11 Comments

The Columbus, Ohio newspaper, The Republic, just today printed the story Religion: Battle Over Circumcision, describing the battle that is erupting in San Francisco over a November 8 ballot that would ban male circumcision. While much of the article tries to distract readers from the issue by making reference to Foreskin Man and how it incites the anger of religious groups like Jews. I think the real issue is not what the author of “Foreskin Man” is up to, but the fact that there is an…

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At 6:05pm on December 10, 2011, A Former Member said…

Brian, I posted your blog post (or the one you linked to anyhow) on TBGLQ bullying in Canada on my new group, It Gets Better: Atheists for a Bully-free America. Please feel free to join us if you wish.

At 8:54pm on October 18, 2011, Loren Miller said…

Saw the URL you posted and had to comment.  I've had a bellyful of theist assholes as it is, but when they're in public office and charged with treating all their citizens equally And They DON'T, I have a serious problem.

ROCK ON!

At 2:17pm on May 27, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Greetings, Brian! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus lately. <sigh> Sometimes it can seem a bit fragmented, with different groups for every interest. Please consider a group for socializing, where we talk about whatever's on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D You might feel more at home.

At 5:36pm on February 26, 2011, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hello Brian. Welcome to this rational world of Internet atheism.

We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with its 400 discussion topics and 2400 members.
http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin

Terry Meaden
At 6:06pm on February 21, 2011, Ken said…
Hello and welcome.  We are happy to have you join us.
 
 
 

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