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Altruism

Altruism, like the core humanism value compassion,  is a state of caring for another person’s  well being (applies to animal’s and sometimes even things or places  too). Altruism, however, goes one step further and says that our compassion should also … Continue reading

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Third Annual Salvation Army Sucks Post

Well maybe the don’t suck but their stances on human rights haven’t changed since my first post and so still don’t stand as a charity worth supporting. Here is the original article. Other than be staunchly religious their views on … Continue reading

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Richard Dawkins on Morality

I have to make a confession. In my previous post I said ‘A philosophy that is thought out, reasoned, rationalized, debated, discussed…’ I stole that, loosely, from Richard Dawkins. He was answering a question about morality and gave a rather … Continue reading

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Remembering Anneliese Michel

July 1st 1976 a 23 year old Anneliese Michel died of dehydration and malnutrition. She weighed a measly 68 pounds at the time of her death. She was in the care of her parents and some priests at  the time, … Continue reading

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What Rush Limbuagh Has Reminded Us Of

Ever since Rush Limbaugh called Sandra Fluke a ‘slut and a ‘whore’  most of us have been inundated with outrage. People’s opinion varied from simple ‘what was he thinking’ to outright anger. What puzzles me is nearly everyone seemed to … Continue reading

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The Christian Right: Having their cake and eating it too

You can easily go to a search engine and look up Bible contradictions, inconsistencies and absurdities, it can be a very confusing book indeed. I ran across this letter (first post) several years ago and got a good laugh but … Continue reading

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Guilty verdict for ‘honor killings’

Much to my excitement a dark and primitive concept was  shown to be intolerable  in Canada today as all members Shafia family are found guilty of first degree murder. Hamed Shafia, his second wife Tooba Mohammad Yahya, 42, and their … Continue reading

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