religion




The people’s college

The St. Paul’s College bell tower has long been a fixture of the University of Manitoba’s skyline, but beneath the cross that hovers above the Catholic college is an institution that has experienced remarkable change over its 90-year existence.


The lack of meaning in Christmas

What do yoga and Christmas have in common? Both are ancient, both are deeply spiritual, and both have been swallowed by the gaping wound that exists in place of our collective soul. Our consumer culture has rendered the most beautiful fruits of human endeavour, living spiritual traditions, into experiences engaged in for personal pleasure.

Things that were the epitome of the sacred – the mastery of the body by the soul, the celebration of the mercy of the divine – are profaned, and not innocently so. To innocently profane yoga would be to do it unmindfully. To innocently profane Christmas would be to ignore it. But instead, both these have been defiled by consumerism: emptied of their original meanings, they have been re-filled with the most disgusting aspect of our culture.


What holiday season?

As we begin to set up our non-denominational holiday trees and paint the words “season’s greetings” in our windows, we are about to be inundated…


Atheists at work

There are many people in the Keystone Province who do not believe in God. For some, lack of belief is a non-issue, for others, it…


How to offend a heretic

Alex Passey There are very few things one can say about atheism that will genuinely offend an atheist. Generally speaking, non-believers don’t hold to any…


Not our Canada

Tariq Sohail The Quebec government’s shocking initiative to marginalize a small population of minorities comes at a time when Quebec’s public debt currently is, as…