LoR – Episode 18

This was a busy week again as we take a look at a Nova Scotia high school student suspended for heinous infraction of wearing a t-shirt proclaiming that ‘life is wasted without Jesus’. While we’re not a fan of the message (Hitchens comes to mind here -“We are created sick and commanded to be well.” When will the religious take off the blinders and actually examine atheists’ lives rather than asserting our existence is meaningless?), we take an even dimmer view of the school board’s action. Morning prayer in an Alberta public school (!) is back by popular demand, as if that trumps the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Haysn gave a listen to a CBC radio program series entitled “After Atheism”. I gotta say, there aren’t any more stations along that track for me. And Bryce joins us to discuss how every personality is defined by a nine-pointed star-like construct. Except when they aren’t half the time. Talk about hedging bets.

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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!"