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Death in Canada

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The funeral seems to be dying in Canada. It is not just the case that the funeral is becoming less religious, but that the actual concept is fading. This is giving Canadian secularisation a distinctive hue, and points one way in which nations with rapid religious decline may develop. It is often said that in… Continue reading

Gay marriage can divide humanists

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Gay marriage is generally supported by the worldwide movement of humanists, and generally also groups of atheists, secularists and freethinkers. But there are some who oppose it. Since 2009, I have interviewed over 70¬†atheists, humanists and secularists, and a small proportion of these¬†opposed extending gay rights. As part of my oral history of humanism, I… Continue reading