Episode 197 – Potpourri episode

Welcome to episode 197 of The Legion of Reason Diversion for March 12, 2017! Co-host Christine and yours truly, the Supreme Irreverend Doctor Randy Tyson, are joined by guest co-host Paul Ens. In this thrilling installment topics range a wide gamut, including the following:

  1. A Montreal osteopathic school faces charges of practicing medicine without a license when undercover investigators pose as patients;
  2. Brampton mayor Linda Jeffrey says that those challenging a decision to remove restrictions on choice of prayer and sermons in a public school are engaging in “misinformation
    and hateful speech”;
  3. In Comox, British Columbia, more than 80 doctors have signed a letter to the health region to establish a new hospice not in the clutches of Catholic health care institutions which would make medical aid in dying available as an option;
  4. In Denmark, a man burned a Quran and was charged with blasphemy after posting the video of the event to Facebook despite the law not having been enforced since 1946;
  5. In our regular segue Catholic Watch, Pope Frank urges Catholic not to have more children than you can bring up properly – sounds like the urges are the problem, Frank;
  6. Cardinal Collins, Bishop Crosby lash out at Justin Trudeau’s inclusion of $650M over 3 years to provide abortion and other services in the developing world;
  7. And in the Regressive Left Files, Charles Murray and others were assaulted by protesters at Middlebury College in Vermont;
  8. Not to be outdone by our American neighbors, student protesters at the University of Victoria in British Columbia accused Philosopher Peter Singer of supporting euthanasia and ableism.

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Randy

A shameless skeptic with no patience for foolish nonsense and relishes nothing more than busting balloons filled with hot air. And, yes. I'm an atheist, for the same reason that I am a-homeopathic, a-chiropractic, a-reiki, etc. Atheism is a conclusion of modern skepticism applied to religious claims every bit as much as I don't buy into the Bigfoot myth. You want me to accept your claim? Show mete evidence, and it had best be better than the typical "Oh, but the evidence is all around you!" That gets no traction with me. But that doesn't mean my mind can't be changed. I'm no contrarian. I just happen to have more respect for myself than to fall for arguments like "You can't prove it isn't true!"