This is the first time I was ever in a city where you couldn't throw a brick without breaking a church window. Yet I was told that you were going to build one more. I said the scheme is good, but where are you going to find room? They said, we…Continue
Added by Godless Poutine on May 26, 2012 at 1:05pm — No Comments
My wife and I both work and we have a two year old kid. This takes up a lot of my time so lots can happen in this world of ours without my noticing it. Like natural disasters, revolutions, whole continents disappearing into the sea and Bill 13, which is making its way through the legislature in…Continue
It's been hard times for the Catholic church here in Quebec since the Quiet Revolution back in the 1960s. So much so that the church has really stepped up the marketing angle in the last decade to try and woo people back into church - or at least woo the money out of them.
The image to the left is…Continue
Katimavik (which means “meeting place” in the Inuktitut language) was founded in 1977 under the Pierre Elliot Trudeau Liberal government. This year, the …Continue
Added by Godless Poutine on May 1, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments
After 34 years, Bishop Benjamin Arreak and a team of Canadian Bible Society translators, including Bishop Andrew Atagotaaluk, have completed the project of a lifetime: translating the Old Testament to make a complete Bible in…Continue
Added by Godless Poutine on April 30, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments
There's more fantastic non-crazy news here in Quebec when it comes to secularism to brighten your Monday. The head of the regional health agency forced Narconon, a …Continue
(Relax. The title's a joke.)
I lived in Saskatchewan for seven years during my elementary and high school days and it seemed like a fairly normal place. A little too normal - okay, maybe a little on the boring side. It certainly wasn't overrun with demons when I lived there.
Well last week a story ran about a man who carved the…Continue
Well, it's the war of the subway signs again, this…Continue
A brief addendum to my previous post Creeping Canadian Theocrats (Are Creeping Me Out). Here's a rather excellent opinion piece at the Tyee:Continue
On the heels of my previous post about the ever dwindling influence of the Church in Quebec, here's yet another possible contributing factor.
The Montreal Gazette describes a class action suit against the Catholic…Continue
Added by Godless Poutine on March 18, 2012 at 12:21am — No Comments
"Personally, do you consider yourself to be a religious person? (Total % YES)"
This last weekend I was at the pharmacy waiting for a…Continue
In my latest blog post I touch a little on the state of state-church separation here in Canada. Also included is an introduction to the ultra-conservative bible-based Christian Heritage Party and one of their videos that infuriates me.
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Added by Godless Poutine on March 1, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments
In Canada, this morning's leading national newspaper had an article on the return of a child that had been abducted (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/bc-boy-safe-in-miracle-return-suspected-abductor-at-large/article2161442/).
The return is dubbed miraculous. "For four days, Kienan Hebert’s parents…Continue
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