Atheism.

I Was a Hardcore Christian, But This Is Why I Lost My Faith

Jessie Golem | Posted 04.21.2014 | Canada Living
Jessie Golem

My decision to leave the Christian faith didn't just happen because of a few negative conversations, or a few isolated events -- my decision was made because I realized (and experienced) that the Christian faith, for many, wasn't a welcome place for the oppressed, and that, in fact, has been, and in many different ways, continues to be, an agent of oppression for many people. Five years ago, there would be no way in hell that I could ever conceive of leaving the Christian faith. But here I am today. Friends have asked me why, and how, someone who was as zealous a Christian as I could so intentionally and deliberately leave the faith, that I decided, I am in a good, and secure place... and I'm ready to answer why.

As a Man of God, I See the Value in Atheism

Rabbi Ben Hecht | Posted 02.23.2014 | Canada Living
Rabbi Ben Hecht

I understand the importance of free thought and the necessity for societies to allow for variant perceptions on God including atheism. It is for this reason that I, as a religious person, strongly advocate for freedom of religion and decry these nations who persecute those who, in the process of thought, arrive at different perspectives.

Banned Atheist Ads Are Back

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

An atheist ad campaign that was rejected by a Vancouver billboard rental company has found a home on the city's downtown transit shelters and on billb...

Atheist Ads Banned AGAIN

The Huffington Post, B.C. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver's billboards will not play host to an ad promoted by the Centre For Inquiry that endorses an atheist worldview, because the company that own...

Secularism and Canada's Divided Left

Jackson Doughart | Posted 11.18.2013 | Canada Politics
Jackson Doughart

There are many differences between the platonic idea of secularism and the secularist statute proposed last week in Quebec. These differences will doubtless count against the Charter of Values, especially in English Canada, where a discrete conception of religious freedom and suspicions of sovereigntist motivations have elicited much scepticism.

How Rex Murphy Went from Critic to Crackpot

Graham Templeton | Posted 09.27.2013 | Canada
Graham Templeton

Rex Murphy helped shape the way I think. He was a shining example of the type of strong rhetorician that this country rarely produces. Now, he openly deals in hateful diatribes cast down from the pages of the National Post. This means he has become what his critics have incorrectly accused him of being all along: a shallow, reactionary demagogue. And his latest piece will only prove them right.

HUMOUR:Atheist Suicide Bomber Kills 18 Agnostics

The Lapine | Posted 07.20.2013 | Canada Alberta
The Lapine

In a frightening display of rising sectarian violence, an atheist suicide bomber blew himself up on a busy street in Stockholm three days ago; killing eighteen agnostics and wounding over thirty. Members of the 'Swedish Atheistic Liberation Front' (SALF) have claimed responsibility for the bombing. Declaring the attack as revenge against the explosive agnostic riots, which, last week, hospitalized several atheists and terrorized the atheistic community.

Why Atheists Are Wrong About Religion

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 07.03.2013 | Canada Living
Diane Weber Bederman

That Lawrence Krauss and Richard Dawkins are disappointed that religion hasn't gone the way of the dinosaur perhaps speaks to the fact that religion provides something of great importance to human beings, an importance that is beyond their grasp. Science provides the cold hard facts of life. Religion provides meaning. Even Dr. Krauss agreed that we make the meaning in our lives. Why can't that meaning come from religion?

Is B.C. Going Atheist?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia

British Columbians have largely abandoned religion, says a poll released Monday by the B.C. Humanist Association. Initial results from the poll, co...

Where Do Atheists Belong in the Office of Religious Freedom?

Doug Thomas | Posted 04.24.2013 | Canada Politics
Doug Thomas

Many comments regarding the appropriateness and potential effectiveness of the Canadian Office of Religious Freedom have been made; however, with the exception of a few reporters, no one has noted the exclusion of Secular Humanist or atheist organizations from whatever consultation that occurred. The frosting on that cake was the failure to invite representatives from any Secular Humanist organizations to the press conference formally announcing the creation of the office and the appointment of Dr. Andrew Bennett as its ambassador.

Church and State, It's About Time You Separated

Doug Thomas | Posted 04.06.2013 | Canada Living
Doug Thomas

The default condition in Canada is that religion is a part of normal government affairs. If we non-believers are to influence government or at least have a voice, we have to use our right to freedom from religion to clear Canadian laws and symbols of favoritism toward religion.

Meet Calgary's First Atheist Church

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 04.01.2013 | Canada Alberta

For Korey Peters, deconverting from Christianity to atheism opened a new set of doors - the doors to Calgary's first atheist church. The unusual id...

Humanists Are Not Your Average Atheists

Doug Thomas | Posted 03.21.2013 | Canada
Doug Thomas

Some people think that "humanist" is just the new word for "atheist." It is a definable group with definable ethics and philosophies. Humanism is a philosophy that may be atheist based, but the word Humanist does not replace the term atheist.

In Tribute Of Hitch

Benjamin Morris | Posted 02.04.2013 | Canada Alberta
Benjamin Morris

On December 15th, I will turn 29. Sadly, my birthday will mark the one year anniversary of Christopher Hitchens' death. I will never be Christopher Hitchens, no one will, but he is a hero of mine. Hitchens had a massive intellect, and his writing skills were exemplary. His work had many admirers including myself. His writing, courage, and hard work is something I hope to emulate.

Why This Feminist Atheist Still Celebrates Diwali

Supriya Dwivedi | Posted 01.13.2013 | Canada Living
Supriya Dwivedi

I began to question religion at a very young age. I suppose my early interest in science and constant observations of the mistreatment of women in Hinduism and Indian culture played a large role. Thankfully, I was raised by an intelligent, progressive woman who welcomed and encouraged my critical thought. Even as I started to question religion in general and mine in particular, I continued to celebrate Diwali. It seems to be the one day of the year where the whole country puts aside its trivial differences, lights up, and celebrates together as one. That's a holiday that even the most crotchety atheists, this one included, can celebrate.

This Kippa Doesn't Mean What You Think It Means

Rabbi Ben Hecht | Posted 07.11.2012 | Canada
Rabbi Ben Hecht

When me and my wife were looking for our seats at a concert, a man approached me, and began to interrogate me on whether I believed in a personal god. To be honest, I did not know how to respond.

Christopher Hitchens: The Deathbed Conversion

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 02.15.2012 | Canada
Douglas Anthony Cooper

I disliked Christopher Hitchens. I'm fairly sure of this. So why did the news of his death affect me as it did?