The Wrong Enemy: Religion as a Red Herring

  • January 7, 2013 · 7:00 PM

Note: New Location in January and February only!

John will argue that the cause of secularism is better if rationalists and freethinkers devote less time, energy and money attacking religion and more time, energy and money attacking economic injustice deemed by the speaker to be the real scourge of humankind.

John is a lawyer. He has given a number of talks to CFI over the years and  is a long time member of CFI.

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  • Lloyd Nash, J.

    Very good meeting. However I strongly disagree with the speaker's view on several points taken.

    January 8, 2013

  • Steve S.

    John's presentation was thought provoking and the Q&A conversations were great!

    January 8, 2013

  • Brian H.

    It was a great presentation and excellent conversation. We'll definitely be back.

    January 8, 2013

  • Debbi

    I drove down from Cleveland and didnt find a meeting, I wandered inside Acme and asked but didnt find anything so I went home.

    January 7, 2013

    • Monette R.

      Debbi, I am so sorry we missed you! The community room is right up front around the corner. A little hard to find. I hope to get a sign for next month.

      January 7, 2013

  • Ray V

    Looks like this will be a hot topic!

    January 7, 2013

  • Gary C.

    I am in the Fla keyes for my last day of vacation, or I would be there for this one. If Ray is right about John presenting the alternative to the alternative view, I would soon like to present the alternative to the alternative to the alternative. To me, religion is a symptom and economic injustice is a symptom. It is very interesting that the wording of this event is what it is, because I have had a saying mulling around my head the last few days, and could not remember the source. I googled this morning and see it is Pogo's most famous quote, 'We have met the enemy and he is us'. One possible solution is where I have been spending my time recently. lesswrong.com See you soon. Gary

    January 7, 2013

  • Nita

    Acme? How is that going to work?

    January 1, 2013

    • Monette R.

      The Acme in Stow has a community room. It should work beautifully for us. :)

      1 · January 1, 2013

  • Ray V

    Funny, I sort of thought that presenting an alternative secular world view was our thing. John has a lot of 'splain' to do!

    December 23, 2012

  • Michael C.

    That sounds like a wonderful topic of conversation, and if I am still in town then, I fully intend to go. I would love to talk with John (or anyone else) about this topic (even if I can't go), but as soon as I know that I can, I will RSVP.

    December 19, 2012

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