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Gay rights are human rights! - Uganda has been in the news for some time regarding their draconian and barbaric laws regarding homosexuality.  Recently, they have slightly softened their position - now people found to be in homosexual relationships "only" Seanna Apr 1, 2014 11:15 AM
Re: [secularhumanism-7] student who wishes to have philisophical discussions - there are some stoic philosophy groups in Gatineau/Ottawa which have philosophy discussions.  as well as similar groups with written discussions on facebook. On Thu, Nov 1 Kalie Nov 24, 2013 12:01 PM
Re: [secularhumanism-7] student who wishes to have philisophical discussions - Hi Suzanne: Thanks for the info regarding yr student. I would love to have deep philosophical discussion with him, a Sylvia O. Nov 14, 2013 10:56 PM
Re: [secularhumanism-7] student who wishes to have philisophical discussions - I would be willing to talk to him. J.P. Nov 14, 2013 7:51 PM
Re: [secularhumanism-7] student who wishes to have philisophical discussions - Bonjour Suzanne, Je m'appelle Alexandre Williot. Je ne participe pas souvent aux discussions ni aux reunions de CFI (pardonnez-moi les manques d'accents, j'ecris sur un clavier anglopho Alexandre W. Nov 14, 2013 7:28 PM
student who wishes to have philisophical discussions - Hello Everyone, I am an English teacher at the cegep in Hull. Quebec. I have a student in my English class who is looking to have philisophical discussions in English. English is his se Suzanne Nov 14, 2013 1:04 PM
Fwd: Lawrence Pratt sent you a message: A book of possible interest - Preview not available Steve Z. Jun 13, 2013 12:06 AM
Ending Life - Susan Griffiths story - Surprised to hear CBC (Censored Broadcasting Corporation) openly broadcasting the story of an Atheist proclaiming so herself on air. The subject disc George Apr 8, 2013 8:58 AM
In some places it takes 600 years to have common sense - Now, the next step is to demolish the institution. Enough of the dark ages. George Feb 11, 2013 8:08 AM
Organized religion - An excellent article that tells what organized religion is for real, under the pretext of Scientology, but the C word and others also mentioned: http George Jan 30, 2013 7:47 AM
Following the footsteps of our ancestors - Recommended listening, a fascinating initiative, and a well-spoken interviewee: http://www.cbc.ca/thecurrent/e­pisode/2013/01/03/following-th­e-footste George Jan 3, 2013 9:24 AM
RE: [secularhumanism-7] New Lies from the Catholic Church - Thales, rather, was the first Western or European scientist Cathbha Jan 1, 2013 12:17 PM
Re: [secularhumanism-7] New Lies from the Catholic Church - Well historically the RC did promote an "academic" method in the area of law in the 12 century, based on the revival of the Justinian code and this did indeed lead towards the creation of those things we call universities which with the return of Aris Erik Dec 31, 2012 10:10 PM
Re: [secularhumanism-7] New Lies from the Catholic Church - I guess they think the scientific method served their purposes until it started to to invalidate their doctrine and authority, at which point science became what was ultimately described as a distinct and separate magisteria ( Steve Dec 31, 2012 5:26 PM
New Lies from the Catholic Church - Well done George - the RC church have the nerve to talk of scien David W. Dec 31, 2012 4:46 PM
New Lies from the Catholic Church - In the latest attempt to further their agenda of obfuscation, confusion, falsification and questionable moral influence over the meek, pious, gullible, George Dec 31, 2012 12:59 PM
Article by a Rabbi contemplating Newtown - Below is a copy of a rather reasonable article from the G&M, written by a rabbi, with which I can wholeheartedly agree, save the nonsensical bits ab George Dec 18, 2012 2:41 PM
Re: [secularhumanism-7] Why children need to be rescued from Humanists . . . - Preview not available Seanna Nov 26, 2012 11:08 PM
RE: [secularhumanism-7] Why children need to be rescued from Humanists . . . - Yeah, that, and he essentially comparing Humanists to the Nazis and Hitler. Isn't he such a nice man? Of course it is about money and power. Organize George Nov 26, 2012 9:26 PM
RE: [secularhumanism-7] Why children need to be rescued from Humanists . . . - Preview not available Ross C. Nov 26, 2012 4:30 PM
Why children need to be rescued from Humanists . . . - . . . is explained in this article: http://www.answersingenesis.or­g/articles/2012/11/26/ken-lett­er-who-said-this Warning: It blew my mi George Nov 26, 2012 12:57 PM
Re: [secularhumanism-7] Article againt anti-fluoridation campaigns - Yes, i don't disagree that "confirmation bias" plays a huge role here;  i'm saying that with hardcore conspiracy theorists there  may be something more going on that is beyond confirmation bias.  It's a weird tautological reasoning t Alex Oct 26, 2012 12:38 PM
Re: [secularhumanism-7] Article againt anti-fluoridation campaigns - Hi Alex: Sylvia O. Oct 26, 2012 12:30 PM
Re: [secularhumanism-7] Article againt anti-fluoridation campaigns - That may be true for some people; but for hardcore proponents of conspiracy theories it is often not the case.   Alex Oct 26, 2012 9:34 AM
Re: [secularhumanism-7] Article againt anti-fluoridation campaigns - Of course they'll be swayed by evidence! There's this thing called bias though, any and all evidence in favour of their point of view and any and all evidence against their opponent's will do. Evidence can alter their point of view, it's a Alexandre W. Oct 25, 2012 2:59 PM
Re: [secularhumanism-7] Article againt anti-fluoridation campaigns - Agreed;  and, many of the people who believe these kinds of conspiracy theories aren't the type to be swayed by evidence.  On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 1:20 PM, Alexandre Williot < Alex Oct 25, 2012 1:36 PM
Re: [secularhumanism-7] Article againt anti-fluoridation campaigns - The read was very interesting, the FB comments were extremely discouraging. 2012/10/20 Mike J < [address removed] > Alexandre W. Oct 25, 2012 1:20 PM
Re: [secularhumanism-7] Cuban Missile Crisis - Thanks George: Sylvia O. Oct 23, 2012 12:44 PM
Article againt anti-fluoridation campaigns - A good article against anti-fluoridation campaigns from the Ottawa Citizen and by Skeptoids. http://www.ottawacitizen.com/o­pinion/Anti+fluoride+claims+ho­ld+water/7418570/story.html Mike J Oct 20, 2012 12:47 PM
Cuban Missile Crisis - Sergei Khrushchev, son of Nikita Khrushchev, just gave an interview on radio on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the ’62 missil George Oct 19, 2012 10:44 AM
Re: [secularhumanism-7] Nobel Peace Prize - I suspect the Roma would disagree. Mike J Oct 17, 2012 2:20 PM
Re: [secularhumanism-7] Nobel Peace Prize - Hi Mike: Sylvia O. Oct 17, 2012 1:15 PM
Re: [secularhumanism-7] Nobel Peace Prize - Hi Alex: Sylvia O. Oct 17, 2012 1:13 PM
Re: [secularhumanism-7] Nobel Peace Prize - Hi Vincent: Sylvia O. Oct 17, 2012 1:01 PM
Re: [secularhumanism-7] Nobel Peace Prize - Hi Mile: Sylvia O. Oct 17, 2012 12:57 PM
Re: [secularhumanism-7] Nobel Peace Prize - re: UN v. EU Actually, the EU, in its nacent form is nearly as old as the UN.  In 1951 (I believe), France, Germany, and I think a couple of the Northern Euro countries (like holland) entered into the European Coal and Steel Community (a sort of tr Alex Oct 16, 2012 5:53 PM
Re: [secularhumanism-7] Nobel Peace Prize - Ironic for this discussion is the fact that Alfred Nobel's personal fortune came from inventing dynamite, and as an major arms manufacturer that no-doubt directly benefited from some of the 19th century European hostilities ( Steve Oct 16, 2012 2:28 PM
Re: [secularhumanism-7] Nobel Peace Prize - The Nobel's are rather political, always have been, alays will be it seems... ergo logical choices are purely coincidental... For example, Erik Oct 16, 2012 1:54 PM
Re: [secularhumanism-7] Nobel Peace Prize - What about the UN as it was there long before the EU Sent from my iPhone On[masked], at 12:25 PM, Alex < Mike J Oct 16, 2012 12:57 PM
Re: [secularhumanism-7] Nobel Peace Prize - Oh, I agree, just saying that someone could make a case for the us, now that these awards are going to amorphous bureaucratic/political entities. & Alex Oct 16, 2012 12:25 PM
RE: [secularhumanism-7] Nobel Peace Prize - user 8. Oct 16, 2012 12:14 PM
Re: [secularhumanism-7] Nobel Peace Prize - Preview not available Alex Oct 16, 2012 12:04 PM
RE: [secularhumanism-7] Nobel Peace Prize - user 8. Oct 16, 2012 11:59 AM
Re: [secularhumanism-7] Nobel Peace Prize - In case anyone misses this my comment is meant to be sarcastic. Mike J Oct 16, 2012 11:54 AM
Re: [secularhumanism-7] Nobel Peace Prize - This is in response to the comment: P.S.: at least they didn't aw Mike J Oct 16, 2012 11:51 AM
Re: [secularhumanism-7] Nobel Peace Prize - The ever humorous Stephen Colbert makes a case for why the US should have been awarded the prize. Besides US contributions to European peace he has the following argument Aditya T. Oct 16, 2012 11:03 AM
Re: [secularhumanism-7] Nobel Peace Prize - I tend to agree and I like the idea that a group has been acknowledge rather than a couple individuals. Sometimes it takes more than just a couple of individuals to achieve a g Aditya T. Oct 16, 2012 10:28 AM
Crown jewel in Jesusland - At creationism museum, visitors exhibit strong faith in Romney http://www.theglobeandmail.com­/news/world/at-creationism-mus­eum-visitors-exhibit-stron George Oct 16, 2012 7:26 AM
RE: [secularhumanism-7] Nobel Peace Prize - Very interesting discussion... Before the EU, Europe has be vincent Oct 15, 2012 5:59 PM
Re: [secularhumanism-7] Nobel Peace Prize - William: Sylvia O. Oct 15, 2012 2:26 PM
Re: [secularhumanism-7] Nobel Peace Prize - That's a pretty blanket general statement to make and even if it Mike J Oct 15, 2012 12:59 PM
Re: [secularhumanism-7] Nobel Peace Prize - Right, but think about the balance sheet, not just the negatives.    When you consider that a part of the world in the last century saw the two worst wars in history, and that these wars were based partially on hypernationali Alex Oct 15, 2012 12:52 PM
RE: [secularhumanism-7] Nobel Peace Prize - user 8. Oct 15, 2012 12:51 PM
Re: [secularhumanism-7] Nobel Peace Prize - But people have died in Europe recently at the hands of other Eu Mike J Oct 15, 2012 12:24 PM
RE: [secularhumanism-7] Nobel Peace Prize - user 8. Oct 15, 2012 11:44 AM
Re: [secularhumanism-7] Nobel Peace Prize - That might be exactly why they are doing it now, despite the fiscal crisis; With the future of the European experiment uncertain, it might make even less sense to give the prize out later depending on what ends up happening.    Alex Oct 15, 2012 11:33 AM
Re: [secularhumanism-7] Nobel Peace Prize - I think part of the reason why people are upset with the EU being given the peace prize has to do with the timing. There are several countries in the EU that are dealing with periods of fairly severe civil unrest.  Regardless of the EU's contribut Ania Oct 15, 2012 10:59 AM
Re: [secularhumanism-7] Nobel Peace Prize - I agree with you Bill. While the EU has its obvious contemporary failures in financial governance (which actually pale in comparison to the US' fiscal black hole), I believe it has led the way in showing how national governments can cede authority to Steve Oct 15, 2012 10:40 AM
Re: [secularhumanism-7] Nobel Peace Prize - Agreed.  Peace in Europe after WWII was not inevitable by any means; that it has lasted is, in some ways, quite remarkable. While there are several reasons for peace, the EU's contribution is absolutely worthly of recognition.   Alex Alex Oct 15, 2012 10:22 AM
RE: [secularhumanism-7] Nobel Peace Prize - user 8. Oct 15, 2012 9:57 AM
One small step forward - University of Windsor drops convocation prayer http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs­/dailybrew/university-windsor-­drops-convocation-prayer-campu­s-atheists-p George Oct 15, 2012 8:55 AM
Nobel Peace Prize - In the wake of the Nobel Peace Prize having been awarded to the EU someone sarcastically made, and rightly so, the following comment: "Maybe next yea George Oct 15, 2012 8:50 AM
Join the Light the Night walk, and show godless support for the Leukemia&Lymphoma Society - Preview not available Seanna Oct 6, 2012 4:51 PM
Richard Dawkins speech on TED about atheism - This speech was given ten years ago, yet it is as valid today as ever, and as excellent as expected: http://video.ted.com/talks/pod­cast/audio/Richard George Sep 21, 2012 11:26 AM
The Anthropocene - Not a strictly humanist topic, rather something of a larger scope, but a very worthwhile listening (radio documentary): http://www.cbc.ca/thecurrent/ George Sep 7, 2012 2:47 PM
Re: [secularhumanism-7] Please Vote: Do you think Muslim prayers should be allowed in school? - Hi Sylvia I started writing a reply to your David W. Aug 28, 2012 6:01 PM
Re: [secularhumanism-7] Please Vote: Do you think Muslim prayers should be allowed in school? - Hi David: Sylvia O. Aug 27, 2012 11:05 AM
Re: [secularhumanism-7] Please Vote: Do you think Muslim prayers should be allowed in school? - I don't mind paying taxes for education that involves teachers teaching about different religions, but I do have Sylvia O. Aug 23, 2012 5:50 PM
A reasonable voice from the other side - A good article, by a Catholic, not biased. Light entertainment. Triggered a lot of comments on the page. George Aug 22, 2012 8:42 AM
RE: [secularhumanism-7] Please Vote: Do you think Muslim prayers should be allowed in school? - Preview not available Aditya T. Aug 22, 2012 2:49 AM
Re: [secularhumanism-7] Please Vote: Do you think Muslim prayers should be allowed in school? - David, I guess I happened to read my emails shortly after you had posted, I hadn't been following this conversation really, it seems I just replied at the right time. I must apologize that I hadn't read thearticle before posting my reply Alexandre W. Aug 22, 2012 12:06 AM
Re: [secularhumanism-7] Please Vote: Do you think Muslim prayers should be allowed in school? - Actually, in Ontario we *are* paying taxes to support religion in schools - all aspects of the Catholic school boards are publicly funded, including the chapels, crosses and other religious icons, as well as the Catholic indoctrination* of the students (a Seanna Aug 21, 2012 11:49 PM
This Sunday - March in the Capital Pride Parade - Everyone (whether you are LGBTTQ and/or an ally) is invited to march with CFI Ottawa in the Capital Pride Parade, under our banner "STOP FAITH-BASED BIGOTRY.  See http://events.cfiottawa.com/ev­en Seanna Aug 21, 2012 11:03 PM
RE: [secularhumanism-7] Please Vote: Do you think Muslim prayers should be allowed in school? - Venus Aug 21, 2012 5:13 PM
Re: [secularhumanism-7] Please Vote: Do you think Muslim prayers should be allowed in school? - Well Alexandre Williot I never expected to get David W. Aug 21, 2012 4:37 PM
Re: [secularhumanism-7] Please Vote: Do you think Muslim prayers should be allowed in school? - Then again David, are you really paying taxes to support religion in schools? Or are you paying taxes for a publicly funded school which happens to have religious students? There is a difference. If the students form a group for their religion, and if the Alexandre W. Aug 21, 2012 2:43 PM
Re: [secularhumanism-7] Please Vote: Do you think Muslim prayers should be allowed in school? - I am an 85 year old atheist and I do object to facilitating AN David W. Aug 21, 2012 9:28 AM
RE: [secularhumanism-7] Please Vote: Do you think Muslim prayers should be allowed in school? - No worries Ross, your nits a Aditya T. Aug 21, 2012 4:52 AM
Re: [secularhumanism-7] Please Vote: Do you think Muslim prayers should be allowed in school? - That the question is asked in 2012 is a kind of answer in and of itself. Public schools are for learning, not praying. Or at least they shouldn't be. Period. On Sun, Aug 19, 2012 at 10:34 PM, Wendy < Matthew E. Aug 20, 2012 7:27 PM
Re: [secularhumanism-7] Please Vote: Do you think Muslim prayers should be allowed in school? - Hi Wendy: As I keep saying to everyone about ALL the religions -that prayers Sylvia O. Aug 20, 2012 3:01 PM
RE: [secularhumanism-7] Please Vote: Do you think Muslim prayers should be allowed in school? - Forgive me Addi, but it's my nature to nit-pick people's co Ross C. Aug 20, 2012 2:38 PM
RE: [secularhumanism-7] Please Vote: Do you think Muslim prayers should be allowed in school? - Do we know that all other denominations/ social groups are Aditya T. Aug 20, 2012 2:22 AM
Re: [secularhumanism-7] Please Vote: Do you think Muslim prayers should be allowed in school? - From 2011? Seriously Wendy? Anyways my answer of course is no.... On Sun, Aug 19, 2012 at 10:34 PM, Wendy < [address removed] > w user 5. Aug 19, 2012 10:37 PM
Please Vote: Do you think Muslim prayers should be allowed in school? - Do you think Muslim prayers should be allowed in school? Please vote:   Wendy Aug 19, 2012 10:34 PM
My email account has been hacked - please ignore all emails with links - @page {;} .ExternalClass P Aditya T. Aug 6, 2012 10:51 AM
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Re: [secularhumanism-7] Fwd: The Battle Over Climate Science | Popular Science - I will share this on Facebook and Twitter and recommend everyone does so. Spreading "the word" on Social media works else why w Mike J Jun 26, 2012 8:22 AM
Fwd: The Battle Over Climate Science | Popular Science - http://m.popsci.com/science/ar­ticle/2012-06/battle-over-clim­ate-change?single-page-view=tr­ue Steve Jun 26, 2012 12:15 AM
RE: [secularhumanism-7] Asking the Wrong Questions - Žižek on why Tolerance in not always a virtue - Preview not available Ross C. Jun 24, 2012 9:23 PM
Žižek on why Tolerance in not always a virtue - IMO, Žižek is certainly among this era's most interesting and provocative thinkers. Steve Jun 24, 2012 4:49 PM
Living without religion - Just a reminder that we will be having our usual living without religion meeting on Sunday at 10:30 am at the Fox and Feather on Elgin near MacLaren. For more information please click on the link below: http://events.cfiottawa.com/ev­ents/70031722/?eve Mike J Jun 22, 2012 7:52 AM
RE: [secularhumanism-7] Pinker presents his argument against group selection - Preview not available Ross C. Jun 20, 2012 11:24 AM
Pinker presents his argument against group selection - Preview not available Steve Jun 19, 2012 11:32 PM
RE: Harper's faith guiding his politics? (was: [secularhumanism-7] Secular Sobriety group meeting this Friday) - Preview not available Ross C. Jun 17, 2012 2:40 PM
Re: Harper's faith guiding his politics? (was: [secularhumanism-7] Secular Sobriety group meeting this Friday) - Preview not available Alexandre W. Jun 17, 2012 2:21 PM
The Clergy Project - Is anyone here familiar with former religious leaders in Ottawa, Western Quebec and beyond, that no longer believe in god?  Steve The Clergy Project:  http://clergyproj Steve Jun 12, 2012 2:48 PM
More on Harper's faith (& revisionist ideology) guiding his politics - Preview not available Steve Jun 11, 2012 1:01 PM
Living without religion topic for tomorrow - Greta Christina on death - Hello: At tomorrow morning's Living Without Religion meeting the suggested topic will be based on Greta Christina's article "Do we concede the ground of death too easily?" Though the title sounds like a debate between atheists and believers most of the Mike J Jun 9, 2012 4:18 PM
RE: Harper's faith guiding his politics? (was: [secularhumanism-7] Secular Sobriety group meeting this Friday) - Preview not available Ralph B. Jun 9, 2012 9:15 AM
Re: Harper's faith guiding his politics? (was: [secularhumanism-7] Secular Sobriety group meeting this Friday) - Harper's multiprong attacks on the environmental groups and environmental concerns is then what if it isn't anti-environment? Erik Jun 8, 2012 10:24 AM

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