We had one of our best-attended meetings on Sunday as American Atheists President David Silverman challenged those in attendance to be firebrand atheists.
Later that evening, Silverman debated Christian Alex McFarland on the topic of "Can Christianity cause immoral behaviour?"
Interestingly, both speakers agreed that yes, any idea can lead to immorality, although McFarland argued that only the Bible provided an objective morality.
As the preacher spent parts of the debate belittling Muslims, feminists and the LGBTQ community, it highlighted how important it is that we stand up as atheists and continue to defend Humanist values.
Vancouver social group
In an effort to build a tighter Humanist community in Metro Vancouver, a few of our Vancouver members, led by Gail Miller, are looking to get a few more casual, social events going.
Gail's building an email list of interested members and if you're interested in helping organize these events or even just attending them, email us at [email protected] and we'll put you in touch.
Also coming out of our Vancouver Sunday meetings, some attendees have set up an email discussion group to share links and comments with one another. To subscribe to that list, send an email to [email protected]
Note: This discussion group is not operated by the BC Humanist Association.
New on our website
Former Vancouver School Board Chair Patti Bacchus speaks about the status of the public education system in BC.
Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 10:00 AM
- Sunday Meeting: Nick Taylor - Humanism & basic income at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
Sunday, March 05, 2017 at 10:00 AM
- Sunday Meeting: Mari Swingle - Technology and the brain at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 at 06:00 PM
- Atheist Nanaimo Monthly Meeting at Vancouver Island Regional Library, Nanaimo
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 at 07:00 PM
- Book Club: Fighting God: An Atheist Manifesto for a Religious World at Goldis' Home, Vancouver
Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 10:00 AM
- Sunday Meeting: Ian Bushfield - The urgency of Humanism at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver