Living Without Religion meetings give participants an opportunity to discuss issues that have arisen in their own lives that are a result of religion or the fact that they have left their religion. This event is not for philosophical discussion and debate on whether or not gods exist or if religion is good or bad, it is instead a support group for those that are facing life challenges as a result of religion in some way. We intend to keep the atmosphere warm and friendly, and we welcome people from all along the spectrum of belief.
Common issues that arise at these meetings often come in the form of a question. Here are some examples:
"What will my family think if I tell them I don't believe in God?"
"Where do I draw hope and purpose from if there is no God?"
"My spouse is religious, but I'm not. Is that a problem?"
You may be interested in this group if:
You have recently started to doubt or reconsider your belief and/or your participation in your religious activities.
You have not been attending religious services for a long time (or may never have gone) and just want to discuss issues that arise out of being non-religious.
You have always been non-religious or an atheist and want to discuss problems that you are encountering as a result,
You are non-religious and perfectly happy and comfortable with your irreligiosity and wish to offer support to others.
Please feel free to suggest topics for discussion. You can suggest a topic when you confirm your attendance on this meetup page.
In case no one has a topic they'd like to discuss our suggested topic for this meeting will be: To be announced.
Everyone is welcome to participate: to share their experiences, ask questions, or just listen to others.
This event is brought to you by the Centre for Inquiry, Canada's leading organization for atheists, humanists and skeptics. Please learn more about us at
cfiottawa.com and become a member and/or make a tax-receiptable donor today at www.cficanada.ca/support.