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Aug 26th/2016

August 26, 2016


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.

German schools have been warned against alienating young Muslim students by ordering them to remove headscarves and veils after a series of high-profile controversies. An 18-year-old student was forbidden from wearing the niqab – a full-face veil that leaves only the eyes uncovered – earlier this week after a school said it hindered her educational development.

French police make woman remove clothing on Nice beach following burkini ban. Authorities in 15 towns have banned burkinis, citing public concern following recent terrorist attacks in the country. UPDATE: France’s burkini ban overturned by highest court, Mayors overstepped their powers by telling women what to wear on beaches, ruling finds

Justin Trudeau rules out burkini ban in Canada; Canadian PM defends individual freedoms and says Canadians value ‘acceptance, openness, friendship, understanding’

The Canadian Mounties will let Muslim women on the famed national police force wear hijabs as part of their uniform. The move to allow the garment, which covers a woman’s head and neck, was aimed at recruiting more female Muslims to the Mounties.

-As Islamic State militants lose more ground in Iraq and in Syria, the terrorist organization appears to be resorting to desperate measures. Unfortunately central to these tactics are children.

Dark Web Child Porn Site Ran Better When It Was Taken Over by the FBI


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Nobody joins a cult. You join a self-help group, a religious movement, a political organization. They change so gradually, by the time you realize you’re entrapped – and almost everybody does – you can’t figure a safe way back out.
– Deborah Layton, survivor of Jim Jones’ Peoples Temple cult

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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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I cannot stress often enough that what science is all about is not proving things to be true but proving them to be false- Lawrence M. Krauss

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