Radio Freethinker

Vancouver's Number 1 Skeptical Podcast and Radio Show

Show notes for Episode 102

Posted by Ethan Clow on February 16, 2011

Radio Freethinker Episode 102 – Guest Host Baba Brinkman, Update on religious astronomer who sued university, Accommodation regarding religion and culture is discussed.

Download the episode here!

Song: The Rap Guide to Evolution by Baba Brinkman

Skeptical News:

Update on Dr. Gaskell who sued the University of Kentucky for religious discrimination. See here

Topics:

Religious Accommodation in Quebec – the Kirpan banned at Que. national assembly and Woman denied services because she was wearing a Nigab

http://www.montrealgazette.com/opinion/editorials/Kirpan+issue+opens+multiculturalism+debate/4262773/story.html

http://ipolitics.ca/2011/01/19/pq-multiculturalism-not-a-quebec-value/

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/montreal/story/2011/02/09/pq-kirpan-measure.html

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/montreal/story/2011/01/19/bloc-sikh-kirpan-ban-parliament.html
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/montreal/story/2011/01/18/sikhs-denied-entry-nat-ass-quebec.html

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/beyond-the-pale-on-the-veil/article1491762/
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/montreal/story/2010/05/18/niqab-hearings-quebec.html
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/montreal/story/2010/03/09/mtl-niqab-quebec-intervenes-again.html

Skeptical Highlights:

Baba Brinkman – The Rap Guide to Evolution! Feb 20th at 9pm at the Railway Club – presented by Radio Freethinker, CiTR and CFI Vancouver – Tickets are $8 at the door and the evening will also feature the band Aaron Nazrul and the Boom Booms. Facebook event here!

Skeptics in the Pub Richmond – Feb 24th at 7:30pm at Legends Pub just a few minutes from the Brighouse skytrain station. Facebook event here!

3 Responses to “Show notes for Episode 102”

  1. Gerald Parker said

    The Kirpan ban is that together with a general ban on knives at the Quebec legislator? Lots of people carry a knife. Unlike a gun there are many many uses for a knife even in today’s disposable world. I personally believe there are hundreds of knives on the grounds of the legislator. Be they steak knives, chef knives or basic dinner knives. I have to wonder what the purpose for the ban is? Were there safety issues? At any rate your discussion was less than complete and an argument for conformity.

    In regards to the Nigab lady. She was not being reasonable as the issue was related by Rob. The basic issue of hiding ones face and expecting people to interact with normally is rude at best. the head scarf is just a scarf, hat whatever and is no ones business.

    • I agree that consistency is important. As an Dawkian Atheist i must be careful not to be a pawn of those with less (or even genuine) atheist goals but who wish to promote racism or xenophobia. As i stated in our extension of accommodationalism about veiled voting, i think IF you insist on visual verification it must work both ways…i.e. faces must be seen as well as photo id presented. If you don’t require one, i don’t see how you can honestly expect the other.

  2. […] Religious Accommodation in Quebec […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s