Really, officer, this is all just a big mistake!
I wasn’t even in Ponoka, Alberta on April 17th.
The X word for this year’s challenge is
I dunno what it means….
(It’s sliced ground-lamb loaf in a pita, with grape leaves and yoghurt – isn’t it?)
It’s just an X-cuse to tell you about sofree.ca – The Society of Freethinkers – who I occasionally join for a Sunday brunch. The very name irritates some Christian Apologists.
They just call themselves Free Thinkers so they don’t have to say that they’re Atheists, and can’t prove that God doesn’t exist.
They’re not really Free Thinkers ‘cause they refuse to think about the possibility that God really exists.
Most, if not all, Free Thinkers are Atheists; but even so, they don’t have to prove that God doesn’t exist. The burden of proof is on the Theists. If they claim that God exists, they need to show some evidence to back up their beliefs and claims.
The Society is not an Atheist group, as such. Its thrust is to ensure that they and others are free to think and believe as they see fit. It lobbies for separation of Church and State. They want to end Christian-only prayers at football games between school teams which include Muslims, Jews, Atheists, and others.
They would like Christian prayers at city councils, Provincial government, and Federal Parliament ended. Already, one female American lawmaker has attempted a bill which would require a sworn oath of Christian affiliation for government employees – in direct contravention of the Constitution.
As for the claim about the refusal to admit the possibility of God’s existence – most have considered it deeply…. for years, and have found the likelihood to be so slim as to dismiss it unless and until convincing evidence is presented.
Both I and this blog-post are now X-hausted. Today is Family Day in Ontario, so the old, retired guy with no job gets a day of rest. 😀