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Geoff Johnson: Indigenous culture must be woven into the fabric of our schools – Times Colonist

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 202118 Views

June 13, 2021

The unspeakable discovery of children’s bodies beside a residential school funded by the federal government and administered by a religious organization brought Christopher Hitchens to mind.

Hitchens was an English-American social critic who wrote more than 30 books, but whose bestseller God is Not Great described in detail how most of the worst crimes against humanity throughout history had been (and still are) committed in the name of one organized religion or another.

Hitchens described himself as both an atheist and an “anti-theist” who saw ­organized religions as false, harmful and authoritarian. During his lifetime (he died in 2011), Hitchens spoke and was well received at both Christian and non-Christian ­organizations.

Full disclosure: I bought my copy of the book from the bookstore at Brigham Young University, a Mormon school where the book was on full display.

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