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Canadian terrorist #2 had embraced Islam

Canadian terrorist #2 had embraced Islam

Canadian authorities have identified the shooter who killed a soldier in Ottawa yesterday as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a recent convert to Islam. Zehaf-Bibeau shot Corporal Nathan Cirillo, 24, at Ottawa’s National War Memorial, then entered the Canadian Parliament and fired several more rounds before the House of Commons Sergeant-At-Arms, Kevin Vickers, shot and killed him. The […]

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Ten Secular Non-Commandments

Ten Secular Non-Commandments

M Dolon Hickmon reviews Atheist Mind, Humanist Heart: Rewriting the Ten Commandments for the 21st Century by Lex Bayer and John Figdor. Atheist Mind, Humanist Heart (2014, Rowman & Littlefield) attempts to answer two questions: “What should one believe after abandoning faith?” and “What are the positive principles of atheism?” The authors’ solution to both […]

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Two cautionary tales

Two cautionary tales

Dan O’Hara castigates Freethinker editor Barry Duke for ridiculing the dead American pastor, Kyle Lake, above. Diesel Balaam leaps to Duke’s defence. HERE are two cautionary tales, both true. In late December 1995, a woman of 72 was refilling a burning paraffin stove at her home in Lewisham, England, when the paraffin spilled and ignited. […]