CFI Saskatoon Meetup: Religion, Politics & the Election

The next CFI Saskatoon Meetup is Sunday April 17, 2011 at 11:30 at Venice House (906 Central Avenue)

Should atheists vote strategically in their own interests? How would we do that? Are there common issues for which atheists should seek out politicians’ stances?

The federal election is coming and we’re going to discuss what freethinker-related issues are important to us. We’ll try to come up with a list of questions for candidates and decide whether we want to submit them for responses.

Here are a few resources to stir up your thinking:

Interview Your Political Candidates

Is Your Politician a Bigot?

Godless Atheists & Godless Politics

Atheists Should Vote Strategically and With Specific Goals

Atheism and Politics: an Atheist Ideology?

Politics and Atheist Organizations

Religious beliefs affect policy—so the leaders should talk about them“.

Demographics of atheism

The first several of these are from an American site, but the last few are from Canadian site — generally the issues are philosophical anyway.

Feel free to post links to other opinion pieces.

FYI: There is a diveristy of political preferences in our group and this is not intended to be a partisan discussion.


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