Entries by KASHA

White Sandals

(I wrote this back in 2012; a recent conversation reminded me of the sandals story again.)  Sometimes we’re taught, by well-meaning people, things that are not true, things that in the end may hurt us and shatter our worlds. Things that, when scrutinized, do not stand the test of time. And I am reminded of the white […]

Dear Parents of Children Who Have Left the Church,

I want to begin by saying, “I’m sorry.” I’m sorry that this has been a source of such concern for you. I’m sorry that this has been the cause of so much sadness for the family. I’m sorry that there have been so many disagreements and arguments and long silences. I’m sorry that this has put up […]

Daniel K

Name: Daniel King Birthplace: Manitoba. I grew up in a small town called Rosenort. How would you identify yourself in terms of religion/spirituality? I usually don’t, but I could most accurately be called a skeptic first and then an atheist. What are some of your reasons for joining CFI? I was curious about atheism as […]

Darwin anniversary worth celebrating

Originally published in the Daily Courier on Feburary 13, 2016 To the editor, Friday marked the anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin in 1809, and 157 years since he published his ground-breaking book, On The Origin of Species, and yet we still have irresponsible preachers convincing their gullible followers he got it all wrong.  Apparently, […]

Eunice Garcia

Name: Eunice Garcia Birthplace: Mexico City What type of work have you done? I was a buyer for a couple of years and a project manager for about ten years in the electronics manufacturing sector. I have also been a teacher both professionally and as a volunteer. Currently I’m a project coordinator. How would you […]

The 2015 Accomplishments of CFI-National and Okanagan

Centre For Inquiry Canada is primarily an educational charity with the mission to provide education and training to the public in the application of skeptical, secular, rational and humanistic inquiry through conferences, symposia, lectures, published works and the maintenance of a library.  We often shorten that lengthy description to say that We are Your Community For Science and […]

The Minority Within The Minority

Do your earliest memories contain ones such as a raid taking place in your house? I remember it well. Printable version:The Minority Within The Minority Part 1: The raid was triggered by something that I did at the age of five. The authorities were looking for illegal objects that my father could have hidden such as alcoholic drinks, […]

Secular Values Can Be Islamic Values

I have some trepidation over publishing this article. I’m bound to upset some people. There will be some who think I’m too generous to Hassan and others like him who do not always denounce appalling beliefs held by members of their own community. And there will be others who think I’m being Islamophobic and bigoted […]

Baby Jesus Season

Baby Jesus Season will be here soon. In a few short weeks, people will head out to Christmas church services, concerts, plays, potlucks, perhaps even a carolling session — all of which will be focussed around the birth of the Saviour of the world, the Messiah, the King of kings, the Lord of lords. I used […]

Good Without God Winter Clothing Drive

As in past winters, CFI Okanagan recently held its Good Without God Winter Clothing (Etc) Drive. This year, we collected items for the Kelowna Women’s Shelter, the Boys & Girls Club Downtown Youth Centre, Inn From The Cold, and the Kelowna Community Food Bank. Donors were very generous and we collected a lot of stuff […]