• Life Without Religion

    Needs a location

    Life Without Religion is a peer support group created for individuals who experience difficulty in their lives due to leaving a religion or serious conflicts caused by religious influences. Due to the nature of the group, an interview with the group leader or another representative of the group, is necessary before joining. It is imperative that group membership remain anonymous. An individual is certainly welcome to acknowledge one’s own involvement in this group, but never should they divulge the names or contact information of other members. The group meets twice per month in a private setting. If you are interested in joining this group, please contact Lois at [masked].
    There is no need to RSVP on Meetup if you don't want your name associated with this event

  • Cross Country skiing at the Canmore Nordic Center

    Canmore Nordic Centre

    Cross Country skiing at the Canmore Nordic Center.
    Meet at Valley Meadow Close N.W. opposite the green space at 10:00 am for car pooling or meet at the Nordic Center Lodge at approximately 11:15 am.

    Rentals are available on site. Novices are welcome and free lessons are available each day. Individuals can go off on their own or stick near the group.

    Comfortable Lodge on site with cafeteria.

    In some ways March is the best month for Nordic Skiing. Usually the best snow month, not so cold, longer days, smaller crowds. Call Doug if you have any questions:[masked]

  • RMA Movie Night - online

    Online event

    This month's movie is Holy Hell, a documentary about the experience of Will Allen when he was a member of the Buddhafield cult. Having graduated from film school before he was drawn into the cult, Allen became the documentarian for the leader, Michael Rostand. Over time, the conditions within the cult deteriorated and after 22 years, Allen left the cult and managed to keep some of the footage that he had filmed. Later, he produced the documentary using some of the original footage and interviews with former cult members. It might seem too bizarre to be true, but the actual footage verifies that it all really happened.

  • WeCanReason Webinar with Phil Zuckerman

    Online event

    Why are Atheists So Moral?

    We are fortunate to have Dr. Phil Zuckerman speak on the topic stated above. He will demonstrate that atheists are, in fact, very moral. Then he will consider some possible reasons why this is the case. Finally, we atheists will have more and better answers to the question that we always hear from religious family and friends, "Where do you get your morals if you don't believe in God?"

    Phil Zuckerman is a is a professor of sociology and secular studies at Pitzer College in Claremont, California. For two years, he was a guest professor at the University of Aarhus in Denmark. As a sociologist, Phil has studied the lives of nonreligious people at home in the U.S. and around the world. The results of his research are much different than predicted by many philosophers and religious people. After gathering a wealth of knowledge about secular populations, he founded the first the first academic program in secular studies in the United States.
    You can find information about the results of his studies in the books he has written, such as Society Without God, What It Means to Be Moral, Living the Secular Life, Faith No More, and many more. Phil also writes a blog if Psychology Today, titled “The Secular Life.” In addition, Phil is the Research Editor for Only Sky Media. He is frequently called upon to speak to organizations and societies, large and small. You definitely do not want to miss this webinar.

  • Happy 50th Birthday Vincent - Take Two!!

    Kilkenny Irish Pub

    Join us at Killkenny's Pub for Vincent's 50th birthday party (take two - non covid edition!!) . He has been an integral part of ASC from day one. So let's help Vincent celebrate his half century mark. Let's make this one very special.

    We have reserved the semi-private room near the back.

    The menu is their brunch menu only - cost is ~$23/person.

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  • Skeptics in the Pub

    Bottlescrew Bill's Pub

    Each month we have a short presentation on either a religious or skeptical topic followed by a discussion! There is also plenty of time to mingle and meet other atheists, humanists, skeptics, and overall great people.

    Skeptics in the Pub Calgary has been running monthly since 2008! We started presenting monthly topics in 2018, and many members of our community have either presented or suggested great topics. This group meets on the first Tuesday of every month.

    This event will take place at Bottlescrew Bill's. We are in the semi-private room to the left as you come in the door. Look for our big sign!

    A note about respectful behaviour:
    We are an inclusive community of atheists, humanists, skeptics and secular freethinkers who welcome people of all backgrounds and identities.

    We won't all agree all the time, but disagreement is no excuse for disrespectful behavior. Disagreements should be resolved in a constructive manner and without personal attacks. Challenge ideas not people. Do not insult or put down other participants. Harassment and other exclusionary behavior aren’t acceptable.

  • Life Without Religion - Online

    Needs a location

    Life Without Religion is a peer support group created for individuals who experience difficulty in their lives due to leaving a religion or serious conflicts caused by religious influences. Due to the nature of the group, an interview with the group leader or another representative of the group, is necessary before joining. It is imperative that group membership remain anonymous. An individual is certainly welcome to acknowledge one’s own involvement in this group, but never should they divulge the names or contact information of other members. The group meets twice per month in a private setting. If you are interested in joining this group, please contact Lois at [masked].
    There is no need to RSVP on Meetup if you don't want your name associated with this event

  • RMA Coffee Chat - ONLINE

    Online event

    RMA Coffee Chat is an enjoyable, unstructured, afternoon conversation. Anyone can introduce an idea or ask a question and the group will jump in and discuss it. You never know where the conversation will go but it is always interesting and sometimes even educational. Join us and add your two-cents-worth.

  • RMA Book Club - ONLINE

    Online event

    Interested in joining Book Club? We meet once a month on the second Thursday of the month. Everyone will have a chance to share their impression of the book. This month, the Book Club will be discussing the book, Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress, by Steven Pinker.

    For a list of books (and all past reads) go to our website:
    https://www.rockymountainatheists.ca

    Past reads include:

    Free Will - Sam Harris
    Evolution for Everyone - David Sloan Wilson
    Educated - Tara Westover
    Breaking the Spell - Dan Dennett
    The Woo-Woo: How I Survived Ice Hockey, Drug Raids, Demons, and My Crazy Chinese Family - Lindsay Wong

  • RMA Book Club - IN PERSON

    3 Scenic Way NW

    Interested in joining Book Club? We meet once a month on the second Thursday of the month. Everyone will have a chance to share their impression of the book. This month, the Book Club will be discussing the book, Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress, by Steven Pinker.

    THIS IS THE IN-PERSON MEETING! If you wish to attend online, please sign up for the other event. Both meetings will discuss the same book and meet at the same time.

    If you wish to be on the mailing list, please send a message and you will receive an email with the link, shortly before each meeting. We start at 7:00 PM and we will start discussing the book around 7:15 PM.

    For a list of books (and all past reads) go to our website:
    https://www.rockymountainatheists.ca

    Past reads include:

    Free Will - Sam Harris
    Evolution for Everyone - David Sloan Wilson
    Educated - Tara Westover
    Breaking the Spell - Dan Dennett
    The Woo-Woo: How I Survived Ice Hockey, Drug Raids, Demons, and My Crazy Chinese Family - Lindsay Wong