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Meetup details changed: June Book Club: Kurt Vonnegut - We're going to try out a different venue this month. The Clocktower in Westboro is more convenient to transit -- and has a selection of their own excellent microbrews! http://www.meetup Steve Watson May 31, 2014 3:14 PM
Meetup details changed: Inherit the Wind (Kanata Theatre) - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/CFI-otta­wa/events/174676302/ When : Wednesday, May 21, 2014 8:00 PM Seanna May 14, 2014 8:52 PM
Meetup details changed: Tentative reschedule - Community Bazaar - Due to the fact that a number of key participants are not able to attend at the scheduled time, this event has been postponed.  It is tentatively re-scheduled for Sunday, 1 June ( International Seanna May 5, 2014 3:28 PM
Meetup details changed: Secular Spaghetti Supper - Due to the fact that a number of key participants are not able to attend at the scheduled time, this event has been postponed.  It is tentatively re-scheduled for Sunday, 1 June ( International Seanna May 5, 2014 2:47 PM
Meetup Cancelled: Living without Religion - reboot - Living without Religion - reboot, scheduled to occur on Sunday, May 4, 2014 12:30 PM has been cancelled. Everyone is invited to come to Skepticamp instead! If you have further que Seanna Apr 28, 2014 4:44 PM
Meetup Cancelled: Sunday Unsermon - Sunday Unsermon, scheduled to occur on Sunday, May 4, 2014 12:30 PM has been cancelled.  Everyone is invited to come to Skepticamp instead! If you have further questions, you can Seanna Apr 28, 2014 4:43 PM
Inherit the Wind - Based on the responses so far, Monday, 19 May is most popular date.  If you would like to attend on that day, please RSVP as soon as possible. The special discount rate of $15 will only be available if there are at least 10 people signed up.  Seanna Apr 18, 2014 3:53 PM
Speaker schedule: Skepticamp Ottawa, May 4, 2014 - We have a full day of fascinating talks from 16 speakers, including three excellent keynotes: Katie Gibbs, co-founder of Seanna Apr 17, 2014 9:09 AM
Re: [Freethought-Rationalism] Reserve your space for the "Jesus: Man or Myth" pre-event reception - He is not suppose to do that. He has been told not to. This is not a discussion. Don Sent from my iPad don mcleod Apr 6, 2014 9:34 PM
Re: Pls go to CFI Discussion Group (Re: [Freethought-Rationalism] Reserve your space for the "Jesus: Man or Myth" pre-event reception) - Thanks Steve, I've been a bit busy the past few days.  As Steve says, the CFI Meetup mailing list is for announcing events, and discussing logistics etc.  People who do not respect this will be given a warni Seanna Apr 6, 2014 6:27 PM
RE: Pls go to CFI Discussion Group (Re: [Freethought-Rationalism] Reserve your space for the "Jesus: Man or Myth" pre-event reception) - Sorry.... ignorance got me. ken sheck Apr 6, 2014 4:23 PM
Pls go to CFI Discussion Group (Re: [Freethought-Rationalism] Reserve your space for the "Jesus: Man or Myth" pre-event reception) - As Seanna, will no doubt point out at her first opportunity, this is is intended for event announcements not discussions. For anyone interested in discussing this or related topics, please sign up at the Google Group call Steve Apr 6, 2014 3:57 PM
Re: [Freethought-Rationalism] Reserve your space for the "Jesus: Man or Myth" pre-event reception - Ken: an acronym for you: STFU. I'll be leaving the group as well. On Sun, Apr 6, 2014 at 3:29 PM, don mcleod < Clifford Beninger Apr 6, 2014 3:37 PM
Re: [Freethought-Rationalism] Reserve your space for the "Jesus: Man or Myth" pre-event reception - Spirt implies an after life is possible. Sent from my iPad On Apr 6, 2014, at 3:15 PM, "ken sheck" < don mcleod Apr 6, 2014 3:29 PM
Re: [Freethought-Rationalism] Reserve your space for the "Jesus: Man or Myth" pre-event reception - Right. Having joined this meetup myself only just yesterday, I can say that the very last thing I would have expected from it is the Justin Apr 6, 2014 3:24 PM
RE: [Freethought-Rationalism] Reserve your space for the "Jesus: Man or Myth" pre-event reception - I do not think that anyone can "truthfully" deny that life e ken sheck Apr 6, 2014 3:15 PM
Re: [Freethought-Rationalism] Reserve your space for the "Jesus: Man or Myth" pre-event reception - Oh heavens to betsy. As my life has been made, on several occasions, miserable by people quoting scripture according to their personal (self-serving) interpretations, and as I can't tell what the heck it is you (ken) are getting at with Joanne Apr 6, 2014 3:01 PM
RE: [Freethought-Rationalism] Reserve your space for the "Jesus: Man or Myth" pre-event reception - Hi. Is there anyone alive today as a human being ken sheck Apr 6, 2014 2:52 PM
Re: [Freethought-Rationalism] Reserve your space for the "Jesus: Man or Myth" pre-event reception - To paraphrase Plato. "Many are born with the ability not to need God to be good and, more importantly, able to spot the few among us who need God t don mcleod Apr 6, 2014 2:38 PM
Re: [Freethought-Rationalism] Reserve your space for the "Jesus: Man or Myth" pre-event reception - To paraphrase Richard III in Shakespeare. "If even a beast, the tiger, some times has mercy then I am not a beast". Sent from my iPad don mcleod Apr 6, 2014 2:28 PM
Re: [Freethought-Rationalism] Reserve your space for the "Jesus: Man or Myth" pre-event reception - Hello Catherine Apr 6, 2014 2:15 PM
RE: [Freethought-Rationalism] Reserve your space for the "Jesus: Man or Myth" pre-event reception - Hello. Life ken sheck Apr 6, 2014 1:57 PM
Re: [Freethought-Rationalism] Reserve your space for the "Jesus: Man or Myth" pre-event reception - Man. Only psychopaths can be self reliant. They, in a pinch, can eat the flesh of others with out regret. Most of us need to be seen by our species don mcleod Apr 6, 2014 1:34 PM
RE: [Freethought-Rationalism] Reserve your space for the "Jesus: Man or Myth" pre-event reception - Hi. The Christian scripture says that we all move, liv ken sheck Apr 6, 2014 12:36 PM
Re: [Freethought-Rationalism] Reserve your space for the "Jesus: Man or Myth" pre-event reception - Except that Islam didn't come along until about six hundred years after Jesus was said to have lived, so Muslims have no more knowledge of the truth than any of the rest of us. P On Sunday, April 6, 2014, Dr. David Burton < Patti Moran Apr 6, 2014 9:48 AM
Re: [Freethought-Rationalism] Reserve your space for the "Jesus: Man or Myth" pre-event reception - Islam was created centuries after Jesus was supposed to exist. What that religion accepts as true proves nothing. Islam also believes that Mohamed John Bridle Apr 6, 2014 9:36 AM
Re: [Freethought-Rationalism] Reserve your space for the "Jesus: Man or Myth" pre-event reception - The Moslems recognize Jesus as a prophet of Islam.. Dr. David Burton Apr 6, 2014 12:52 AM
Reserve your space for the "Jesus: Man or Myth" pre-event reception - Join us for a pre-event reception, with speakers Zeba Crook and Richard Carrier, hosted by CFI Chair of the Board Kevin Smith and our new National Executive Director, Eric Adriaans. Your $50 ticket* includes admission to the reception and res Seanna Mar 25, 2014 5:09 PM
Upcoming events: April 5-6 - ***WALK*** (http://www.meetup.com/CFI-ott­awa/events/170799112/) Gay Rights are Human Rights March with the Centre for Inquiry as we protest the cruel and inhuman treatment of h Seanna Mar 19, 2014 10:12 AM
Living without Religion - reboot - Living without Religion returns to the Fox and Feather on Sunday afternoon! Living without Religion provides a support group for those who are considering leaving their religion, or are encountering challenges with friends, family, classmates Seanna Feb 10, 2014 5:44 PM
Please support our Secular Sobriety group in Ottawa through our new crowdfunding campaign - CFI Ottawa sponsors a Secular Sobriety group (SOS Ottawa) which provides an alternative to Alcoholics Anonymous in the Ottawa area. Instead of reliance on “God” or a “higher power” (as in AA’s 12-step program) the SOS approach emphasizes the Seanna Nov 7, 2013 9:37 AM
Meetup details changed: Fall colours hike - The date for this meetup has been set to: Saturday, October 5, 2013 2:00 PM (moved to Sunday in case of rain) Hope to see everyone there. Dolman Ridge and Anderson Rd (see map) For more details, see the full listing: Seanna Sep 30, 2013 9:54 AM
refuge fundraising dinner cancelled -   The bad news: The fundraising dinner scheduled for October 5th has been cancelled due to lack of interest. The good news:  The refugee sponsorship project has now raised $10,000 and is close to Seanna Sep 29, 2013 1:48 PM
update on refugee sponsorship fundraising - As some of you have probably surmised, this was not actually a meeting, but a deadline for reviewing the status of fundraising - I hope that was clear from the midnight time for which it was scheduled. So far, we have raised $1695 - just over 1 Seanna Sep 7, 2013 4:14 PM
Use of the CFI Ottawa Meetup mailing list (was: Something by Danniel Dennett on Darwin - Please note that the Centre for Inquiry - Ottawa Meetup mailing list is intended for announcements about upcoming and past meetings and events.  For those interested in general discussions, please use the google group: Seanna Aug 27, 2013 9:55 PM
Re: [Freethought-Rationalism] Something by Danniel Dennett on Darwin - If it is so heavy reading and you feel that you have to patronized me, why send Steffan Carden Aug 27, 2013 8:47 PM
Something by Danniel Dennett on Darwin - Something by Danniel Dennett on Darwin that some of you may be interested in.. It may be too heavy readin Dr. David Burton Aug 27, 2013 2:54 PM
RE: [Freethought-Rationalism] Capital Pride - Thanks! - It was enjoyable to read that the day went so well. I will t don mcleod Aug 27, 2013 1:50 PM
Re: [Freethought-Rationalism] Capital Pride - Thanks! - We had slightly more protesters this year 5 groups up from 3 last year IIRC. Seemed to be mostly the same people. We also had one guy take his sign down and wait for us to pass before he put it back up.  Nick Aug 27, 2013 11:18 AM
Re: [Freethought-Rationalism] Capital Pride - Thanks! - Were the Christan counter-protesters from specifically identifiable denominations? In your experience at this and past Pride parades, has there been been changes in the type and number of counter-protesters? Steve Aug 27, 2013 11:08 AM
Capital Pride - Thanks! - According to the media reports, the number of spectators on the parade route this year was the largest so far. We passed out all 1200 of our "Stop Faith-Based Bigotry"/"Get out of Hell free" cards along the rou Seanna Aug 27, 2013 10:13 AM
Sunday Unsermon at 10:30am this week - Join CFI When : Sunday, August 25, 2013 10:30 AM Where : The Berryman Pub 478 Bank Street Ottawa, ON The UnSermon is an unstructured conversation in small groups. Meet and share your Seanna Aug 22, 2013 7:56 PM
Tell @theviewtv to #dropjenny - Preview not available CFI Ottawa Jul 23, 2013 12:52 PM
community request - To members of the CFI Ottawa meetup:  One of the goals of CFI is to provide an opportunity to build community for people who are looking for an alternative to faith-based groups.  To that end, we will be making announcements from time to time on b CFI Ottawa Jul 10, 2013 1:12 PM
Tell the Senate to oppose C266 (establishment of Pope John Paul II Day) - Do you think Canada should officially designate 2 April as John Paul II day?  A bill to do that has passed third reading in the House of Commons, and has now been passed to the senate for final approval.  If you oppose this action, please sign the petitio Seanna Jul 9, 2013 12:49 AM
Book Suggestion - Science, Society and Beverages Book Club - Dr. David Burton Jul 1, 2013 4:17 PM
Route for March in support of Bangladesh bloggers - Preview not available Seanna May 2, 2013 2:14 PM
Hangout with Josh Slocum: Monday 6 May (NOT Wednesday 15 May) - Apologies for the confusion caused by my lack of proofreading. See the full listing: http://events.cfiottawa.com/ev­ents/117283402/ When : Monday, May 6, 2 Seanna May 2, 2013 8:42 AM
Re: [Freethought-Rationalism] regarding communications on this list - Confusion on my part? Ottawa's CF website I has been compromised. On Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 2:29 PM, Seanna < Clifford Beninger Apr 30, 2013 11:12 PM
To unsubscribe from this mailing list - * Log in to meetup.com * Click My Account to change your settings and preferences. (Note that you can opt out of the mailing list while still being a member of this meetup.) Please do not send "unsubscribe me" messages to the li Seanna Apr 29, 2013 10:53 PM
regarding communications on this list - Cliff and others: Please note that there are more than 400 people signed up to the CFI Ottawa meetup, which by default makes them members of this mailing list (though some have opted out).  For this reason, we try to limit discussions on this list Seanna Apr 29, 2013 2:29 PM
Please unsubscribe me - www.marybehrens.com mary Apr 29, 2013 2:18 PM
Re: [Freethought-Rationalism] I may have been hacked. - Hi Don, Yes, my business for the last two years was entirely web-based. I just now  had an email from LAURA telling me to not send anymore emails..  I don't even know who this person is,  is the whole Meetup syste Clifford Beninger Apr 29, 2013 2:13 PM
Re: [Freethought-Rationalism] Hello - Hellow Anne, First of all there is no confusion on my part. Second, my message to her was not inappropriate. This individual sent me an email which caused me great concern i.e. my responsibility as regards to the safe Clifford Beninger Apr 29, 2013 12:34 PM
Re: [Freethought-Rationalism] Hello - I would like to request that if anyone has further comments or suggestions that we not involve the whole list.  Please email to me at [address removed] if you have questions or concerns. If you wish to Seanna Apr 29, 2013 10:30 AM
Re: [Freethought-Rationalism] Hello - Please remove me from your list. Thank you. Anne Sent from my iPad On 2013-04-29, at 10:21 AM, Steve < Anne Apr 29, 2013 10:25 AM
Fwd: [Freethought-Rationalism] Hello - Hi Cliff,  Like you, I am a member of the Freethought Rationalism list on Meetup.com ( Fr Steve Apr 29, 2013 10:21 AM
Re: [Freethought-Rationalism] I may have been hacked. - If it helps at all your stress makes dealing with the internet easier for. So I thank for calling. Don Sent from my HTC ----- Reply message ----- From: "Clifford Beninger" <cbening don mcleod Apr 29, 2013 10:09 AM
Re: [Freethought-Rationalism] Hello - Hi Ania, Yes,it appears Dave has been hacked, However, and I may state this in the strongest terms, that before you go about sending emails that individuals have been hacked, that you make sure what the source is, and Clifford Beninger Apr 29, 2013 9:53 AM
Re: [Freethought-Rationalism] I may have been hacked. - Whew! Thanks for the info. Perhaps Ania should be made aware of the stress this causes and needless calls to my internet supplier. Thanks for getting back to me so soon. Cliff On Apr 29, 2013 9:18 AM, "Seanna& Clifford Beninger Apr 29, 2013 9:29 AM
Re: [Freethought-Rationalism] I may have been hacked. - Cliff: It was not you, but Humanist Dave who was hacked On Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 9:16 AM, Clifford Beninger < [address removed] > wro Seanna Apr 29, 2013 9:18 AM
I may have been hacked. - Hi Ania, After getting your message this morning I immediately phoned my internet provider (Rogers). I need to know something. Did you receive spam from my gmail acct? If you did I will need to change my password. If you can get back to me ASAP Clifford Beninger Apr 29, 2013 9:16 AM
Re: [Freethought-Rationalism] Hello - I think you may have been hacked.  On Sun, Apr 28, 2013 at 2:22 PM, Humanist Dave < [address removed] Ania Apr 28, 2013 2:22 PM
Hello - Single Mom Makes $89,844/Yr in Her Spare Time on The Computer Without Selling Anything http://edwardjimenezphotograph­y.com/hwork56.html Humanist Dave Apr 28, 2013 2:22 PM
Meetup details changed: POSTPONED TO MAY 2 - Protest for Free Expression in Bangladesh (#DefendDissent) - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://events.cfiottawa.com/ev­ents/115050942/ When : Thursday, May 2, 2013 3:00 PM Seanna Apr 24, 2013 10:56 PM
Book Club: Venue changed for tomorrow! - BOM is closed Easter Monday. Moving to the Canal Royal Oak. Steve Watson Mar 31, 2013 1:54 PM
Meetup details changed: Science, Society & Beverages Book Club: "Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar" - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://events.cfiottawa.com/ev­ents/107849072/ When : Monday, April 1, 2013 7:00 PM Steve Watson Mar 31, 2013 1:50 PM
RE: [Freethought-Rationalism] Book Suggestions Needed - Powerful gra Aditya Thakur Mar 6, 2013 10:06 AM
RE: [Freethought-Rationalism] Book Suggestions Needed - While we are on the subject of the economy, here's a debate Aditya Thakur Mar 6, 2013 9:59 AM
RE: [Freethought-Rationalism] Book Suggestions Needed - End this Depression Now by Paul Krugmann End Aditya Thakur Mar 6, 2013 9:25 AM
Re: [Freethought-Rationalism] Book Suggestions Needed - Here are some interesting items in my inbox today on the subject of inequality: Steve Mar 5, 2013 2:14 PM
RE: [Freethought-Rationalism] Book Suggestions Needed - I like it! C Cathbha Mar 5, 2013 1:10 PM
RE: [Freethought-Rationalism] Book Suggestions Needed - How about "Plato And A Platypus Walk Into A Bar" b Cathbha Mar 2, 2013 5:16 PM
RE: [Freethought-Rationalism] Book Suggestions Needed - Good to hear again from you, Feliks! Cathbha Mar 2, 2013 5:10 PM
Re: [Freethought-Rationalism] Book Suggestions Needed - The Price of Inequality by Joseph E. Stiglitz Wi Humanist Dave Mar 2, 2013 4:25 PM
Re: [Freethought-Rationalism] Book Suggestions Needed - On 13-03-02 01:23 PM, Steve Watson wrote: > Dear Book Club Members: > > So far we have had only one suggestion made for future books (/Zen and the Art > of Motorcycle Maintenance/). If we want the book club to continue past April, we > need more sugg Feliks Mar 2, 2013 1:39 PM
Book Suggestions Needed - Dear Book Club Members: So far we have had only one suggestion made for future books ( Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance ). If we want the book club to continue past April, we need more suggestions! -- Steve Steve Watson Mar 2, 2013 1:23 PM
Sunday Unsermon Cancelled for 24 February - The next Sunday Unsermon, scheduled to occur on Sunday, February 24, 2013 12:30 PM, has been cancelled due to a conflict with Skepticamp. Hope to see everyone at Skepticamp - the next U Seanna Feb 12, 2013 7:18 PM
Meetup details changed: Celebrate Darwin's 204th birthday - I've updated this Meetup with new information about the talk: Change Through Time for the Times: Evolution for the Layperson . For more details, see the full listing: Seanna Feb 2, 2013 2:04 PM
Re: [Freethought-Rationalism] Book Club Change of Management - Can I suggest Zen and the Art of Motorcylcle Maintenance for April?  On Sunday, January 27, 2013, Steve Watson wrote: Ania Jan 27, 2013 9:15 PM
Book Club Change of Management - Hello Meetup Members, My name is Steve Watson, and I am the new organizer for the Science, Society & Beverages Book Club. I'd like to thank the previous organizers, Mark and Debbie Fournier, for their service over the past couple of years. Steve Watson Jan 27, 2013 9:13 PM
Meetup details changed: Ottawa Skeptics Presents: Skepticamp Ottawa 2013 - Date change - same time and place.  Details at  http://events.cfiottawa.com/ev­ents/95867722/ When : Sunday, February 24, 2013 12:00 PM Where Seanna Jan 3, 2013 12:14 PM
Light the Night wrap up - Just a short note to wrap up the Light the Night fundraiser. Thanks to everybody who contributed. The results are in. Our team gathered $285 In Ottawa, the walk generated about $400,000 In Canada, the di AtheismTV Nov 26, 2012 2:40 PM
Any objection to moving this to a week later? - It seems that this is in conflict with the Less Wrong bookclub, which is scheduled to meet on the same night. Any objections to moving it a week later? Mark Fournier Oct 27, 2012 2:59 PM
Light the Night walk instructions & schedule - Dear CFI "Walk the Night" Team, Emmanuel Proulx Oct 13, 2012 3:31 PM
Last chance to reserve childcare for Eschaton 2012 - It's not too late!   Free childcare is provided for children 11 and younger, on Saturday and Sunday for those attending Eschaton2012 .  The daycare provider is the Children's Place; funding is donated by the R Seanna Sep 22, 2012 10:51 PM
Re: Belated 2012 Capital Pride News - Evan Sep 19, 2012 2:08 PM
Join CFI Ottawa as we walk for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada (Saturday, 13 Oct 2012) - Since we started CFI Ottawa, many people have asked about doing charitable and fundraising events as a group. As some of you may be aware, this sort of initiative can be challenging for an explicitly atheist group, as many charitable organizations are lee Seanna Sep 14, 2012 3:08 PM
Fw: - Aditya Thakur Aug 6, 2012 1:22 AM
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Reminder - Book Club BBQ next weekend - Join us for a summer get-together at Seanna & Steve's house (in Kanata, on the 96 bus route ~30 minutes from the Rideau Centre). Beef and vegan burgers, buns, and condiments will be provided; please bring your choice of beverage, and an appetizer o Seanna Jul 8, 2012 10:37 AM
RE: [Freethought-Rationalism] Higgs Boson - they've finally done it - Preview not available Aditya Thakur Jul 5, 2012 8:46 AM
RE: [Freethought-Rationalism] Fox and Feather banned Canada Day displays for servers - The sole drawbacks are noise, lack of AV possibilities, and s Cathbha Jul 4, 2012 9:44 AM
Re: [Freethought-Rationalism] Fox and Feather banned Canada Day displays for servers - As I said previously, I don't care about the specifics of Canada Day, and agree that a business is free to set their dress codes as they wish (subject to reasonable human rights limitations).   For the record, however, the F+F management have explicit Seanna Jul 4, 2012 9:23 AM
Re: [Freethought-Rationalism] Higgs Boson - they've finally done it - Lol. I bet theists don't like it either, much preferring their god to me more anthropomorphic.   On Wed, Jul 4, 2012 at 7:30 AM, Erik Willy Dravnieks < Steve Jul 4, 2012 7:34 AM
Re: [Freethought-Rationalism] Higgs Boson - they've finally done it - A quote from a recent article in an online rag "[The name "God particle"] comes from the title of a book by Nobel physicist Le Erik Jul 4, 2012 7:30 AM
Re: [Freethought-Rationalism] Fox and Feather banned Canada Day displays for servers - Agreed on the food and especially on the drink... It is hard to convey five-dimensional ideas Erik Jul 4, 2012 7:22 AM
Re: [Freethought-Rationalism] Higgs Boson - they've finally done it - Thanks Aditya. Do you or anyone here know the story of how this originally came to be called the "God Particle"? Steve On Jul 4, 2012 4:03 AM, "Aditya Thakur" < Steve Jul 4, 2012 6:49 AM
Higgs Boson - they've finally done it - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sci­ence/science-news/9374758/Hig Aditya Thakur Jul 4, 2012 4:03 AM
Re: [Freethought-Rationalism] Fox and Feather banned Canada Day displays for servers - It would be nice to find out, sure. But I see management as well within their rights, dictating a dress and behavior code during work hours on this one. Sure, they may have made this decision based on some stupid religious prejudice or maybe not, but it i Xander Miller Jul 3, 2012 11:50 PM

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