On Saturday about a hundred attended talks by two men. Armin Navabi, an ex-muslim author from Iran. He talked about atheists in Muslim countries. There is a website: http://www.athiestrepublic.com/. There are stories from people who cannot come out about their beliefs. They need our ears and encouragement. I have not explored the site yet.
Some of us were at a talk given by Hemant Mehta on Saturday, March 28th. A very enlightening talk about what young people talking about being atheists. Go to his blog for more info:
He has also written a number of books
On Remembrance Day, Joe Peters laid a wreath with our name on it at the Gibsons Cenotaph and I laid one at the Sechelt Cenotaph.
We remembered the men and women, atheist and believer who gave up their lives so we could be free.
Lest we forget.
It’s Your Life. It’s Your Choice.
“Dying With Dignity”
Gentle Death? Assisted Dying? Living Will?
Date: Saturday, Oct 25 2014...
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Roberts Creek Hall
Address: 1309 Roberts Creek Rd
Roberts Creek, BC
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SPONSORED BY SC SECULAR HUMANIST ASSOCIATION
An Informed Panel Discussion FEATURING Dying With Dignity Canada Chairperson Jim Stephenson BC Civil Liberties Union Senior Litigation Director Grace Pastine Dying With Dignity Advocate Katherine Hammond Ontario Consent & Capacity Board
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This free presentation is open to
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Everyone is welcome, so bring a friend!
Discussion to follow.
Well it's that time of the month again. We have a meeting at Betty's place on Sunday at 2:30 PM. We will be talking about more logical fallacies (appeal to tradition; argument from authority; appeal to consequences) We will also be discussing the plans for the upcoming Dying With Dignity panel we are sponsoring.
I hope to see you all there.
Three of our Sunshine Coast humanists went down to the Peace Arch Picnic on Sunday.
The Peace Arch Picnic is put on each year by BC Humanist Association and the Humanists of North Puget Sound in Washington State. It is a chance to get together with friends from south of the border for some socialization, networking and some real good food.
The two organizations take turns acting as host. One group is always responsible for bringing one or two salmon to bar-b-que....
This year we had a good turnout with humanists from Granite Falls, Seattle, Mount Vernon, NW Washington Uni, as well as Vancouver, BC, Victoria, Surrey and the Sunshine Coast.
If you are interested in taking part next year, just give us a call or start looking at the BCHA web sight (http://bchumanist.ca/) or the Humanists of North Puget Sound web sight (http://humanistsnps.org) around about August.
The more the merrier!!
Hope to see you next year.
For those SC Humanists that are not going to the meeting, there is a picnic at the Peace Arch Park pavilion on the 14th of September at 1:00 PM. If any are interested we have a bus picking us up in Horseshoe Bay from the 8:50 ferry. It will bring us back again after the picnic.
It will be a cost shared thing, so the more of us that go, the cheaper it will be.
Finally, it is potluck so do please bring something humanistically tasty!!