Episode 130 – Just Say “No” To Blasphemy Laws

Later on in this installment we discuss the recent Supreme Court of Canada decision striking down the ban on doctor-assisted suicide and you can bet our favorite kicking horse Bishop Fred Henry (http://www NULL.calgarydiocese NULL.ca/news-a-events/54-health-care-apostolate/1254-bishop-henry-on-the-supreme-court-decision-regarding-assisted-suicide NULL.html) and other alarmists (http://www NULL.thespec NULL.com/news-story/5327821-supreme-court-strikes-down-assisted-suicide-ban/) crank up the hyperbole in their collective belief that Soylent Green was a documentary; Henry makes a second appearance in this episode to tell us why he is NOT Charlie Hebdo (http://www NULL.calgarydiocese NULL.ca/messages-from-the-bishop/1252-we-are-not-all-charlie NULL.html); and a new poll on Albertans’ views on vaccines (http://calgary NULL.ctvnews NULL.ca/poll-shows-surprising-views-on-vaccinations-in-alberta-1 NULL.2223504) has been released. But first, while our very own Christine is in New York addressing the United Nations, the ever-feisty Twyla and yours truly, the Very Irreverend Doctor Randy Tyson, look at a new international initiative to eradicate the world of blasphemy laws (http://end-blasphemy-laws NULL.org/).

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.