Them Canadians!

A group for all atheists currently residing in C-eh-N-eh-D-eh

Location: Canada
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Latest Activity: Oct 29, 2014

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seperation of church and state

Started by pat. Last reply by T A A Apr 29, 2012. 16 Replies

Question : Having no leagal seperation of church and state,do you think it has been  beneficial or detrimental to canadians.I waffle on the issue. We have built one of the best countries in the world…Continue

Canadian vs US Atheism

Started by Jay Malone. Last reply by Troy C Jul 25, 2011. 5 Replies

I was just wondering what you guys think of the difference between the two countries when it comes to religion. From my perspective, I've always been an atheist but since moving to the US I'm much…Continue

Happy Thanksgiving (?)

Started by kris feenstra. Last reply by kris feenstra Oct 11, 2010. 2 Replies

I never really got this holiday beyond the encyclopedia-style definition.  It is something I associate mostly with American popular culture.As a harvest-related festival, it seems somehow out of…Continue

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Comment by kris feenstra on February 19, 2011 at 2:51am
Just as long as you haven't taken to habitually drinking Bud 'Lite'.
Comment by Jay Malone on February 19, 2011 at 2:15am
i'm canadian, i'm an atheist, but i'm living in LA. can i still come over and play??
Comment by Michael Sizer-Watt on September 24, 2010 at 5:30pm
well, I'm canadian, and an atheist, so I may as well wear the t shirt!
Comment by Sarah Phillips on July 27, 2010 at 4:24pm
My high school had a world religion course that I wanted to take but since they only introduced the year I was leaving I couldn't. Having something like that taught in elementary (public) school could be beneficial IF IT'S ACTUALLY ABOUT ALL RELIGIONS. If it is predominantly Christian then no good at all.
Comment by kris feenstra on July 26, 2010 at 6:39pm
World religions isn't really an appropriate course for that age group, especially if it's being used to talk at length about one faith over others. Religion should only be covered in public schools where it has academic relevance.

I have heard of it popping up in elementary schools now and there where teachers felt it their duty as a good Christian to teach the children some good Christian values. In the cases I've heard about, parental complaints put an end to it pretty quickly. If I were a teacher, I would generally refrain from commenting one way or the other. Not my place.
Comment by S S Tragus on July 26, 2010 at 4:34pm
@ Kim Bruce: Are you serious!? In a direct manner? Do you mean a religion course? I know in Ontario, as anywhere else, I suppose, you have Christian teachers whose biases are rather apparent in their lesson plans, but they are not to promote any particular religion in school. One teacher I volunteered for, in her grade 5 class, certainly showed her biases. I was so annoyed, but had to bite my tongue to get a good reference out of her for teacher's college.
Comment by kris feenstra on July 23, 2010 at 7:46pm
Born in Dundas, Ontario. Lived in Hamilton for something like twenty years, Ottawa for two, Toronto for one and spent the last three and a half years in Vancouver. These places, one and all, have been remarkably easy places for an atheist to live.
Comment by S S Tragus on July 15, 2010 at 5:57pm
Hi all. Glad to see a Canadian corner here. Would like to meet up some time with people near Toronto (I'm in Hamilton).
Comment by Wayne Wilson on July 15, 2010 at 12:36pm
it's good to see that atheists are joining together. the advantage that religions have is that sense of community.
we have a chance of being taken seriously, now, thanks to sites like this.

atheism is the best hope that humanity has of surviving itself.
Comment by Chetan D on April 2, 2010 at 10:07pm
Welcome all Canadians!!!

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