Douglas Todd reports in this weekend's Province about a new Mainstreet Research poll about the religious makeup of each party's support in the lead up to the BC election.
While there is some interesting data in that poll, another poll that he reports on suggests support for school prayers and the National Post suggests data from the Angus Reid Institute proves Canadians are still religious.
Both of these could be taken apart in detail (and we criticized the National Post on Facebook) but in short, the supposed support for school prayer conflates the freedom every student has to pray with the coercive practices as happened in the past, and the data in the Angus Reid poll directly contradicts the narrative the National Post tries to spin.
By treating religion with kids gloves, it's of little surprise that on Friday, Christy Clark tweeted:
Following that, people were quick to question whether Clark took the right lessons from the story of Jesus' crucifixion.
We've also previously criticized the Premier for excluding the majority of British Columbians that don't identify as Christian by pandering to evangelical Christians.
Nevertheless, the BC Humanist Association is a non-partisan association, and we're not lobbying on any issues during the election period. My point today is just that politicians and the media will fail to grow their constituencies or audiences without recognizing the growing non-religious demographic in this province.
Annual General Meeting
Our Annual General Meeting is coming up on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 10:00 AM at Oakridge Seniors' Centre.
Let us know if you're interested in standing for the board. We'll also be voting on a new constitution and bylaws.
You must be a member to vote at the AGM - check or renew your membership now.
Full details are on our website.
New on our website
Blog: What's the evidence for the resurrection?
Do any of the claims in "The Case for Christ" hold up to closer scrutiny?
Podcast: Yasmine Mohammad - Confessions of an Ex-Muslim
Yasmine tells her story of growing up in a conservative Muslim family in Metro Vancouver and how she came to leave her faith behind.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 06:00 PM
- April Meeting at Vancouver Island Regional Library, Nanaimo
Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 10:00 AM
- March for Science Vancouver at Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver
Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 10:00 AM
- Sunday Meeting: Hans Schmid - Quiet at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 10:00 AM
- Sunday Meeting: John Nightingale - Vancouver Aquarium at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
Tuesday, May 02, 2017 at 07:00 PM
- Book Club: It can’t happen here by Sinclair Lewis at Goldis' Home, Vancouver
Pangburn Philosophy presents An Evening With Lawrence Krauss
Monday 08 May 2017 8:00 PM
Prof Lawrence Krauss is an internationally-known theoretical physicist with wide research interests, including the interface between elementary particle physics and cosmology, where his studies include the early universe, the nature of dark matter, general relativity and neutrino astrophysics. He has investigated questions ranging from the nature of exploding stars to issues of the origin of all mass in the universe.