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Canadian Atheists on Nexus

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Location: Canada
Members: 366
Latest Activity: Oct 21

Links for Canadians Eh!

National events

This October in Montreal, Canada the 16th annual AAI convention

Atheists Without Borders
AAI-HC 2010 Convention


Local hosts: Atheist Freethinkers and CFI Montreal

It is here! The most anticipated North American atheist convention of the year. With fresh line of speakers and plethora of entertainment, you sure don't want to miss this event.

Join us in Montreal for AAI's annual North American convention, "Atheists Without Borders." This theme expresses our vision of an international movement, going beyond political and cultural borders, uniting atheists and humanists in one virtual nation defined by our commitment to freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, human rights, critical thought, science and reason. This event will be AAI's first North American convention outside the United States and the first in collaboration with Humanist Canada, a national organization.

Our roster of esteemed speakers includes both American icons of freethought and outstanding Canadian and European scholars and activists. The three-day convention is centred around more than twenty workshops as well as several plenary sessions, addressing issues of keen interest to nonbelievers, such as religion-State separation, secularism, the history of freethought, the defence of education against religious encroachment and strategies for combatting fundamentalism -- in particular islamofascism. Join us as well in congratulating this year's Richard Dawkins Award recipient, Susan Jacoby, author of Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism.


Other things that might interest Canadians

National and Provincal Groups and Forums (click for expanded list)

Humanist Canada
Centre for Inquiry Canada
The Canadian Secular Alliance

Other Canadian groups on Nexus

http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/northernfreethinkers

http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/britishcolumbiaatheists

http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/atheistsinalberta

http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/torontoatheists

http://www.atheistnexus.org/profile/TheGoodAtheist

If I have missed some please let me know

Canadian Bloggers, Youtubers, Podcast, etc...

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Comment by TNT666 on July 17, 2013 at 8:30pm

More shit brought to us by our moronic Cons right-wing religious government, after the Off of religion, now we want to enshrine pedophilia supporting Pope John II. It's not enough that Canadians sitll bow down to a ridiculous monarch, no on top of that we enshrine retarded religious figures. sigh.
Please, everyone, sign this CFI petition
(links to change.org and relevant government pages):

Senate of Canada: Oppose the Act to establish Pope John Paul II Day (Bill C-266)

Comment by TNT666 on February 22, 2013 at 12:30am

Pointed out by a fellow atheist:

Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.

Denis Diderot

Comment by Godless Poutine on September 14, 2012 at 5:54pm

Check out Rene Chouinard's interview on Freethought Radio:  (30 mins into the podcast).

http://www.mysecretatheistblog.com/2012/09/canadian-separation-of-s...

Comment by TNT666 on August 17, 2012 at 5:21pm

I wrote those very comments on the PQ Facebook page... GO ALL THE WAY!!! Get rid of the N.A. cross, and treat personal crosses like we do tatoos, keep'em under the clothing, not showing.

Comment by John Gahagan on August 17, 2012 at 7:13am

That's what I thought as well.  This isn't secularism so much as discrimination against "other" religions.  Really smells like a state supported religion to me.

Like Godless Poutine I was excited by the thought that they might be promoting a real secular government.

Comment by Godless Poutine on August 17, 2012 at 6:32am

I notice I wrote "is still allowing" and "allowing" - I meant to say "would still allow" and "would allow".  They're not voted in yet.

That said - they have vowed to use the Nonwithstanding Clause to fight any Supreme Court ruling.  This could allow them to further bolster any "cultural wedge" between Quebec and Canada.

I'm split on the whole issue.  I do see it as an *improvement* even if it goes all the way - but I can't really support it on principle because being fully secular in regards to all religions *but your own* is really the same thing as government sponsored religion.

Comment by Godless Poutine on August 17, 2012 at 6:29am

Unfortunately, they aren't going far enough. The PQ is still allowing the crucifix to appear in the National Assembly saying it's a "cultural symbol" and allowing government workers to wear "small non ostentatious" crosses but not allowing Jews or Muslims to wear their symbols.  Because of this it feels like they are excluding all religions *but* Catholicism - the religion of their "cultural history".  So it's looking more like them preserving their culture than a true Secular Charter.  It's a real shame - because at first it sounded like they really did want a *true* Secular Charter.

Blog: http://www.mysecretatheistblog.com/search/label/election

Comment by TNT666 on August 17, 2012 at 3:00am

FINALLY!

The first party in our country to stand for a secular government, to be enshrined in the charter:

L’égalité entre hommes et femmes, la primauté du français et la laïcité de l'État sont des valeurs fondamentales pour les Québécois. C’est pourquoi le Parti Québécois a déposé un projet de loi visant à les faire inscrire dans la Charte des droits et libertés de la personne.

Bold translated: secular state... in the charter of rights and liberties

Nothing like that other village idiot running the city of Chicoutimi!

Comment by Lorien on March 29, 2012 at 9:57pm

Found this picture on the web. We met at the Atheist Nexus party.

Comment by Russell Pangborn on March 29, 2012 at 5:55pm

Lorien, Too bad I did not see you at the rally itself.

For the Canadian flag people I would have had to wade through too many people and it did not seem there was any room to stand there.

Nice to meet you as well.

 

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