My wife and I were at the local Safeway today and I was perusing through the National Geographics on the magazine rack and out of the corner of my I spot one called – wait for it! – “The Law of Attraction”. You know, the whole “the secret” thing. A whole magazine dedicated to the belief that the universe gives a damn about the reader and to the proposition that if the reader would only picture good things happening to them that they will? If I think positively about a world devoid of religious belief would the universe reward me by making it so? I don’t think so.
Well, today we are in for a treat. Tracie Harris of “The Atheist Experience (http://www NULL.atheist-experience NULL.com/)” and “Godless Bitches (http://godlessbitches NULL.podbean NULL.com/)” fame is the first of what are to be many guests this year on the Legion of Reason. We had a great time chatting about her coming out as an atheist and we shared a little Canadian insanity in the form of two news items. One of those we discussed a bit last week, the letter several backbenchers sent to the RCMP requesting late term abortions be investigated as “potential murders” (http://www NULL.cbc NULL.ca/news/politics/story/2013/01/31/pol-cp-conservative-mps-rcmp-letter-abortion-homicide NULL.html). The other was the cessation of financial support from the federal government for an anti-gay faith-based organization (http://www NULL.cbc NULL.ca/news/politics/story/2013/02/10/pol-cp-anti-gay-religious-group-gets-funding-from-ottawa-to-work-in-africa NULL.html) doing relief work in anti-gay Uganda. We’re more American than we often consider.