Episode 215 – Potpourri

Shaun King, a noted activist, claims that whiteness protects against the terrorism label being applied. (Timothy McVeigh? Any one? Any one?) In London, UK, commuters panic upon hearing Bible verses in a train platform; Smuding ceremonies in Regina public schools; The US votes against a UN resolution which condemns the death penalty for blasphemy and homosexuality; A candidate for Calgry school trustee in the upcoming civic elections blames the Edmonton terror attack on the LGBT community; Anti-choice Conservative MP Rachel Harder fails to win her bid to chair the Status of Women House Committee; In “The Regressive Left Files”, Bruce Gilley’s controversial paper published in Third World Quarterly titled “The Case for Colonialism” has been withdrawn by publisher Taylor & Francis due to threats of violence.

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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!"