I received an email and a link to CFI’s latest message of support for atheists, agnostics and the non-religious to help them cope with the deluge of religious symbolism and conversation during the nine days between December 24 -January 1.
Full disclosure: Yes, I contributed the testimonial you see at the end of the message.
If we raise $40,000 by December 31, 2012 a generous donor will match it!
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times . . . it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness . . . we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way. . . .
- Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
Does this remind you of Christmas dinner with your religious family? Do you feel inundated with religious symbolism and conversation at this time of year? Don’t worry; come home to CFI, the home for atheists, agnostics and the non-religious, where your skepticism is always welcome.
Despite the UBC Study that revealed, “[d]istrust is the central motivating factor behind why religious people dislike atheists,” at CFI, we know people can be good and trustworthy without God.
At CFI, we know the pope is wrong to use social media to attack atheists in a December 21 tweet: “When you deny God, you deny human dignity. Whoever defends God is defending the human person.”
CFI defends human dignity by actively protesting against those who use religion to discriminate against others; CFI works to change the attitudes of those who promote religious bigotry.
I joined CFI Canada in October 2011 after receiving prompt and invaluable help and advice from a member of CFI’s executive . . . I have enjoyed every minute of my association with CFI and appreciate its friendship, help and cooperation over the past year. CFI benefits all of us; please give a generous donation to CFI Canada, so it can continue to help with causes of concern to humanists, skeptics, and freethinkers.
- Veronica Abbass