Canadian Grocery Stores Are Awesome

It’s like I’ve been telling American grocery stores for years: If you want to bring in atheist customers, you have to put the Kids next to the Bacon, like they do in Canada.

In case you’re wondering why they put the Wieners next to the Kids… well, Catholics priests go shopping, too. (ZING!)

(Thanks to Anthony for the pic!)

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the chair of Foundation Beyond Belief and a high school math teacher in the suburbs of Chicago. He began writing the Friendly Atheist blog in 2006. His latest book is called The Young Atheist's Survival Guide.

  • Blackavaar

    They have premiun cut kids?

    • Anthonyjwmoss

      No but they have premium cut wieners…

      • Anonymous

        Does that make them kosher?

  • dash

    enough preservatives in that stuff to keep ‘em kids for ever lol
    Due to Canadian regulatory processes, no actual children were packaged. =]

  • Anonymous

    Are they extra lean?

    • Drew M.

      Well, it’s not a US store, so that increases the likelihood.

  • http://www.facebook.com/GooBallin Goo Ball

    Ok, that’s pretty funny. I’ve seen that so many times that I never really thought about how it would look like to an “outsider”. It’s like many Americans reaction when I tell them I buy milk in a bag.

    Just in case someone doesn’t understand, the section is for kids lunch packs. I think they’re gross now, but loved them as a kid.

    • Anonymous

      Sure,ruin it for us. :)

    • Kevin_Of_Bangor

      I had to google milk in a bag because it is something I’ve never heard of before. I’ll still with a cartoon but it is rare I drink milk these days. It is to damn expensive.

  • Hitch

    I like when the meat section is clearly marked. Makes shopping for the weekend baby burger just that much easier.

  • Derek

    This is amazing!

  • Baconeater

    Kids is a slang word for fetus meat.

  • Anonymous

    “According to a survey by the Washington Post, over the last four decades, less than 1.5 percent of the estimated 60,000 or more men who have served in the Catholic clergy have been accused of child sexual abuse. According to a survey by the New York Times, 1.8 percent of all priests ordained from 1950 to 2001 have been accused of child sexual abuse. Thomas Kane, author of Priests are People Too, estimates that between 1 and 1.5 percent of priests have had charges made against them. Of contemporary priests, the Associated Press found that approximately two-thirds of 1 percent of priests have charges pending against them.
    Almost all the priests who abuse children are homosexuals. Dr. Thomas Plante, a psychologist at Santa Clara University, found that “80 to 90% of all priests who in fact abuse minors have sexually engaged with adolescent boys, not prepubescent children. Thus, the teenager is more at risk than the young altar boy or girls of any age.”

    The situation in Boston, the epicenter of the scandal, is even worse. According to the Boston Globe, “Of the clergy sex abuse cases referred to prosecutors in Eastern Massachusetts, more than 90 percent involve male victims. And the most prominent Boston lawyers for alleged victims of clergy sexual abuse have said that about 95 percent of their clients are male.”

    In a database analysis of reports on more than 1,200 alleged victims of priests identified by USA Today, 85 percent were males. In another study by USA Today, it was determined that of the 234 priests who have been accused of sexual abuse of a minor while serving in the nation’s 10 largest dioceses and archdioceses, 91 percent of their victims were  males” Link

    Read it and weep.

    Bigots.

    • Drew M.

      So, you are quote mining from a biased site in order to perpetuate a hateful myth and we’re the bigots?  The irony is delicious.

      What makes this even funnier is that the Catholic League only makes this claim for priests. The sections on Overall Data, Ministers, Other Clergy and Professionals, Teachers, and even the Conclusion make no mention of a correlation between child molesters and homosexuality.

      Here is what an unbiased study by the American Academy of Pediatrics has to say about it:

      Are Children at Risk for Sexual Abuse by Homosexuals?

      Results. Abuse was ruled out in 35 cases. Seventy-four children were allegedly abused by other children and teenagers less than 18 years old. In 9 cases, an offender could not be identified. In the remaining 269 cases, two offenders were identified as being gay or lesbian. In 82% of cases (222/269), the alleged offender was a heterosexual partner of a close relative of the child. Using the data from our study, the 95% confidence limits, of the risk children would identify recognizably homosexual adults as the potential abuser, are from 0% to 3.1%. These limits are within current estimates of the prevalence of homosexuality in the general community.

      • Anonymous

        Actually, it was Hemant that stated, “In case you’re wondering why they put the Wieners next to the Kids… well, Catholics priests go shopping, too. (ZING!)”

        Could you please explain how this could be anything BUT stereotyping behavior amongst a particular group?

        Now, I might imagine that Hemant might (charateristically) tell me to “go take the bone out of [my] nose” or  that I should “go eat a banana”.  But prejudiced stereotypes (that arent even accurate BTW) only serve to generate heat, not light.

        So much for “positive atheism”.