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.
–Isis video appears to show children, including Briton, killing captives. Footage shows five boys holding pistols behind row of men who are apparently Kurdish fighters
–Ex-Jehovah’s witness reveals secrets of religious group. The treatment of women, child abuse and how to prevent being visited by followers of the religion are among topics confronted by ex-member
–The Anthropocene epoch: scientists declare dawn of human-influenced age. Experts say human impact on Earth so profound that Holocene must give way to epoch defined by nuclear tests, plastic pollution and domesticated chicken
–Victoria councillors unified on opposition to GMO foods; City councillors have unanimously backed a multi-part motion last week calling for a suite of rules and scientific protocols to restrict and monitor genetically modified plants in B.C. and Canada.
“The CNE is in the business of ‘fun,’ so when it came to labelling our new portable washrooms, we thought the statement ‘We Don’t Care” was a cheeky way to say to our guests that we strive to be inclusive in every aspect of the Fair”
Every Saturday, the Humanist Association of Toronto (HAT) meets to discuss a topic decided upon the previous week. These are topics of Humanist interest, from a Humanist perspective. Meet our diverse group, trade perspectives in a free and open forum and learn from others as they learn from you! Feel free to join the discussion late and come to lunch if that suits your availability better Time slot: 11 am – 1 pm every Saturday Address: 519 Church St. Community Center
- Sept 4th, Toronto: CFIC T.O. Atheists & Friends Sunday Meetup. CFIC Toronto Atheists & Friends Sunday Meetup is a fun discussion group focusing on a range of topics within the realm of Atheism. They’re open to the public and everyone is welcome to join in!
- Sept 17th, Toronto: CFIC T.O. – Cafe Skeptique at Free Times Cafe. A discussion group that focuses on a range of topics within the realm of skepticism such as pseudo-science, alternative medicine, conspiracy theories, etc. It’s open to the public and everyone is welcome to join in! For the monthly topic please check at: meetup.com
- Sept 26th, Toronto: Science and Philosophy Book Club. This months selection; Finding Zero: A Mathematician’s Odyssey to Uncover the Origins of Numbers by Amir D. Aczel
- CFI Ottawa Living without Religion; This support group meets on the 3rd Sunday of each month, 12:30 pm, at the Fox and Feather Pub
- CFI Ottawa UnSermon; Sunday afternoons (12:30 pm), meet and share your ideas with Atheists, Freethinkers, and Humanists from the Ottawa area.
- CFI Calgary Skeptics in The Pub: This group meets on the first Tuesday of every month. Join us for drinks, discussion, and debate about all science and skeptical topics
- Okanagan – Secular Social. Now every second and fourth Monday of the month! Come to the pub and hang out with other skeptics and freethinkers. Mission Tap House and Grill, 3110 Lakeshore Rd., Kelowna. If you don’t recognize anyone, look for the table with the CFI sign.
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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
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.
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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