All Blog Posts Tagged 'canada' (16)

Putting Abandoned Quebec Churches to Good Use

The Days When The Church Ruled

This is the first time I was ever in a city where you couldn't throw a brick without breaking a church window. Yet I was told that you were going to build one more. I said the scheme is good, but where are you going to find room? They said, we…

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Added by Godless Poutine on May 26, 2012 at 1:05pm — No Comments

Catholic Parents: Oh No! Don't Give Our Children The Gay!

My wife and I both work and we have a two year old kid. This takes up a lot of my time so lots can happen in this world of ours without my noticing it. Like natural disasters, revolutions, whole continents disappearing into the sea and Bill 13, which is making its way through the legislature in…

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Added by Godless Poutine on May 12, 2012 at 4:43pm — 2 Comments

A Little Spring Cleaning

It's been hard times for the Catholic church here in Quebec since the Quiet Revolution back in the 1960s.  So much so that the church has really stepped up the marketing angle in the last decade to try and woo people back into church - or at least woo the money out of them.

The image to the left is…

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Added by Godless Poutine on May 9, 2012 at 4:37pm — 1 Comment

The End of Canada's Secular Youth "Missionaries?"

Katimavik (which means “meeting place” in the Inuktitut language) was founded in 1977 under the Pierre Elliot Trudeau Liberal government.  This year, the …

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Added by Godless Poutine on May 1, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Old Testament Translation Completes Inuktitut Bible

Good news! (Stay with me here, now.) From Northern News Service Online:

After 34 years, Bishop Benjamin Arreak and a team of Canadian Bible Society translators, including Bishop Andrew Atagotaaluk, have completed the project of a lifetime: translating the Old Testament to make a complete Bible in…

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Added by Godless Poutine on April 30, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Intervention! Scientologist Rehab Centre Shut Down in Trois-Rivières

There's more fantastic non-crazy news here in Quebec when it comes to secularism to brighten your Monday.  The head of the regional health agency forced Narconon, a …

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Added by Godless Poutine on April 23, 2012 at 3:12pm — 2 Comments

Proof Atheists MUST be In League with the Devil! (sarcasm)

(Relax. The title's a joke.)



I lived in Saskatchewan for seven years during my elementary and high school days and it seemed like a fairly normal place.  A little too normal - okay, maybe a little on the boring side.  It certainly wasn't overrun with demons when I lived there.

Well last week a story ran about a man who carved the…

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Added by Godless Poutine on April 19, 2012 at 7:00pm — 5 Comments

Canada: Muslim Posters In Subways, Gideons in the Schools and Creeping Albertan Theocrats

Things have been busy over at my blog.  Here's a roundup of my most recent posts.

Toronto transit authorities refuse to take down Muslim ad

Well, it's the war of the subway signs again, this…

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Added by Godless Poutine on April 17, 2012 at 5:55pm — 6 Comments

Canadian Theo-Cons' Religious War on Science And Reason

A brief addendum to my previous post Creeping Canadian Theocrats (Are Creeping Me Out).  Here's a rather excellent opinion piece at the Tyee:

Understanding Harper's Evangelical…

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Added by Godless Poutine on March 27, 2012 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Lawsuit accuses Quebec Catholic Church of coercing adoptions

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…

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Added by Godless Poutine on March 18, 2012 at 12:21am — No Comments

Survey Says: 78% of Quebecers are not religious

"Personally, do you consider yourself to be a religious person? (Total % YES)"

This last weekend I was at the pharmacy waiting for a…

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Added by Godless Poutine on March 15, 2012 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

Creeping Canadian Theocrats (Are Creeping Me Out)

In my latest blog post I touch a little on the state of state-church separation here in Canada.  Also included is an introduction to the ultra-conservative bible-based Christian Heritage Party and one of their videos that infuriates me.

Thank you so much if you drop by:

Creeping Canadian Theocrats (Are Creeping Me Out)

Added by Godless Poutine on March 1, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Unlikely newpaper heading: God refuses to save abducted child

In Canada, this morning's leading national newspaper had an article on the return of a child that had been abducted (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/bc-boy-safe-in-miracle-return-suspected-abductor-at-large/article2161442/).

 

The return is dubbed miraculous. "For four days, Kienan Hebert’s parents…

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Added by Rachel on September 12, 2011 at 9:50am — 2 Comments

My Initial Thoughts

I honestly don't know what to write, or possibly even why I am writing this. It doesn't help that my roommate has effectively been away for over a month now, with the exception of the one night I saw him before he turned around and left again. If it was to stay with a girlfriend I would be pleased. But, the first time was to attend classes, no problem, and the second was for an out of town meeting. This has left me far too much time to think. And since I have been out of school for the last… Continue

Added by Dale on July 3, 2010 at 3:29am — 1 Comment

Atheism on the Rise Among Canadian Teens

Project Teen Canada has been conducting surveys on the religious affiliations of teenagers since 1984. Its latest findings show that Canadians are becoming more polarised into believers and non-believers. The number of faithless has grown almost three-fold whereas Christians have dropped below 50% for the first time. There has also been a steep rise in believers of other faiths, although this is largely due to immigrants. One minor point is that the new data for 2008 only adds up to 93% rather… Continue

Added by Richard Mankiewicz on April 10, 2009 at 4:11am — No Comments

Westboro Baptist Church Plans to Picket Funerals of the Eight Avalanche Victims in Fernie, BC

Those … well, there’s no cuddly way to say it. Those bastards at the Westboro Baptist Church are at it again. On Monday, eight men were killed in an avalanche in Fernie, BC while enjoying a day of snowmobiling. Fred Phelps and his band of deluded psychos wasted no time and issued this press release (page is a pdf) that… Continue

Added by Kate Holden on December 31, 2008 at 12:00pm — 22 Comments

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