Entries by Supriya Dwivedi from 11/2012

Are You There, God? It's Me -- Climate Change

| Posted 11.01.2012 | Canada Politics

Why do we have such a problem with admitting to ourselves that climate change is real and it's here? I would argue that religion, specifically the rise of a rather dangerous breed of dogmatic Christianity, is to blame. After all, you can take your pick from an onslaught of GOP members who have either questioned evolution, biology, or climate change and have all cited their belief in God as justification.

How the President Won the Vagina Vote

| Posted 11.07.2012 | Canada Politics

2012-11-05-electionbannerreal.jpg This past election cycle was simultaneously sobering and scary. As access to birth control took centre stage and the terms "trans-vaginal ultrasound," "legitimate rape," "forcible rape," unfortunately entered into the political lexicon, it is patently clear why the President won the vagina vote.

Why This Feminist Atheist Still Celebrates Diwali

| Posted 11.13.2012 | Canada Living

I began to question religion at a very young age. I suppose my early interest in science and constant observations of the mistreatment of women in Hinduism and Indian culture played a large role. Thankfully, I was raised by an intelligent, progressive woman who welcomed and encouraged my critical thought. Even as I started to question religion in general and mine in particular, I continued to celebrate Diwali. It seems to be the one day of the year where the whole country puts aside its trivial differences, lights up, and celebrates together as one. That's a holiday that even the most crotchety atheists, this one included, can celebrate.

Holy Cow, There's a Hindu in Congress!

| Posted 11.27.2012 | Religion

The first Hindu elected to Congress, Tulsi Gabbard, will be taking her oath on the Bhagavad Gita. This is interesting because she wasn't born Hindu and because there is no one HIndu text or doctrine.