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New Event: Christianity, Science and Cafe Bastille

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Announcing a new event for Bay Area Atheists/Agnostics/Brights/Humanists/Fre­ethinkers!

What: Christianity, Science and Cafe Bastille

When: Friday, September 28, 6:30 PM

Event fee: USD10.00 per person

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Event Description: This Friday at the World Affairs Council, Richard C Carrier will give his inherently humorous multi-media presentation telling the story of how Christians originally rejected scientific values. Afterwards, we'll all walk down to Cafe bastille for dinner, drinks and lively conversation. (Tables are reserved downstairs and outside. http://www.cafebastil...­) Part educational, part social, it will be a great evening out!

"Early Christian Hostility To Scientific Values"
Using a whole arsenal of tactics, early Christianity effectively thwarted all thinking that could support and inspire the pursuit of scientific values. This hostility and effort wasn't aimed at science directly, but at liberality of thought, and most of all, at the notion that evidence available to everyone is the only supreme authority in all debates of substance. And even before the consolidation of the Church most Christians were uniformly hostile to the whole system of scientific values, condemning them as vain, idolatrous, arrogant, and unnecessary, if not outright dangerous. It took a long, gradual process to finally change minds on that score.

Richard Carrier is a historian and philosopher, author of Sense and Goodness Without God: A Defense Of Metaphysical Naturalism, and contributing author for The Empty Tomb: Jesus Beyond The Grave. He has discussed and debated his views before audiences across the country, as well as on national television. He has written numerous articles in various print publications and on the Secular Web. Read more at:

Friday 28 September 2007
Doors open at 6:00; presentation begins at 6:30

World Affairs Council Auditorium
312 Sutter St., Ste. 200 San Francisco

Admission is $10; Free to Friends of the Center for Inquiry

for more info: http://www.centerfori...­

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