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July 5th/2016

July 5, 2016
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CFI Canada’s mission is to provide education and training to the public in the application of skeptical, secular, rational and humanistic inquiry through conferences, symposia, lectures, published works and the maintenance of a library.

One woman’s story of bravery and determination to keep her family together. Leaving the FLDS religion the only way of life she had ever known. But, when they wanted to split up her family it was line she would not cross.

-A Kansas church is asking a court to punish two young girls who sued them over sexual abuse by a former Bible school volunteer by forcing them to reveal their identities

-Though China, Russia and 16 African and predominantly Muslim states protest, UN Human Rights Council votes to appoint an independent investigator to help protect LGBT people worldwide from violence and discrimination.

Two Christians and a Muslim have been sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan. The three men were found to have insulted the prophet in an audio recording.

-One of the victims of the Dhaka cafe shooting was a Muslim student who, despite being allowed to leave by the militants responsible, refused to desert his friends and fellow hostages.

-One of the biggest fads of the current decade must be the rise of people promoting all-natural, organic, chemical-free, non genetically modified foods. There’s only one problem—scientifically speaking, it’s largely bunk…all of it.

Plants Take Risks For Survival Just Like Humans

“We do not conclude that plants are intelligent in the sense used for humans or other animals, but rather that complex and interesting behaviors can theoretically be predicted as biological adaptations – and executed by organisms – on the basis of processes evolved to exploit natural opportunities efficiently.”

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CALLING ALL NON-BELIEVERS . . . COME OUT OF THE CLOSET!

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Karla’s Atheist Breast Cancer Support Facebook group is now available. It’s private so you have to ask to join. Say you are an atheist with breast cancer and Karla will approve your request.

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The solution often turns out more beautiful than the puzzle- Richard Dawkins

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