On Dec 9 we will discuss Dr. Darrel Ray's findings on Sex and Secularism.
From this past summer's Humanist Canada conference on Sex & Secularism in Montreal, Darrel Ray discussed his recent comprehensive survey on sex and secularism.
In 2011, Darrel Ray and Amanda Brown released the results of the first study of secular sexuality. 14,560 people responded to a survey with many in-depth questions. What they found was both surprising and affirming. This first of its kind study reveals the ideas and practices of secularists and sheds light on what happens when someone leaves religion. Join us for a fast paced, fun and funny presentation.
Darrel Wayne Ray (born 1950) is a writer and speaker on leadership and organizational development and author of two books on the topic. He is the author of the book The God Virus: How Religion Affects Our Lives and Culture. Ray is founder of the organization "Recovering Religionists", a national self-help group for those leaving their religious indoctrination.
In May 2011, he published the survey Sex and Secularism: What Happens When You Leave Religion? Ray was raised a fundamentalist Christian in Wichita, Kansas by parents who eventually became missionaries, and among family members highly involved in church life. In 1972, he earned a bachelor's degree in sociology/anthropology at Friends University in Wichita, Kansas, and in 1974 he completed an MA in Church and Community at Scarritt College for Christian Workers in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1978 he finished a doctoral program in psychology at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, earning his Ed.D. In 1979, Ray joined the Quaker church and later he attended the Presbyterian church. From 1969 to 1984 he taught Sunday school, preached, and was a tenor soloist in several church choirs. He left the church in the mid 1980s.
All are welcome to attend. After about half an hour of coffee, tea, and socializing, we discuss topics of interest to our members. Keep up to date with our current topics at http://bchumanist.ca
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