I was wondering also, whether there is any kind of budget for stipends, expenses, etc. What if I wanted to host a luncheon and invite prospects to discuss speaking engagements?
Absence of same not a deal breaker for me. Just wondering what might be available.
From: [address removed] To: [address removed] Subject: [atheists-36] From Jack Maurice: OHA Speaker Coordinators Wanted Date: Thu, 22 May[masked]:13:08 -0400
I'm asking for two of our members to offer/volunteer to spend maybe a couple of hours a month contacting local (within 100 miles) colleges/universities as our 'program/speakers coordinator'. You only need to find and to contact these institutions and to ask if there are any professors etc. who would to like to speak to our group about religion/secularism/reason etc. Use your imagination!
If anyone has an interest please contact me ASAP. [address removed]
Thanks! P.S. Remember if you want more speakers & presentations at our monthly meetings YOU need to find them and make it happen.
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Atheism is a vigorous and a courageous philosophy.
It is not afraid to face the problems of life, and it is not afraid to confess that there are problems yet to be solved.
It does not claim that it has solved all the questions of the universe, but it does claim that it has discovered the approach and learned the method of solving them.
It has dedicated itself to the passionate quest for the truth.
It believes that truth for truth’s sake is the highest ideal and that virtue is its own reward.
It believes that love of humanity is a higher ideal than a love of God. We cannot help God, but we can help mankind. “Hands that help are better far than lips that play.” Praying to God is humiliating; worshiping God degrading.
It believes in Ingersoll, when he said: “Give me the storm and tempest of thought and action rather than the dead calm of ignorance and faith. Banish me from Eden when you will, but first let me eat of the fruit of the tree of knowledge.”
Atheism is a self-reliant philosophy.
It makes a man intellectual free. He is thrilled to enthusiasm by his mental emancipation and he faces the universe without fear of ghosts or gods.
It teaches man that unless he devotes his energies and applies himself whole-heartedly to the task he wishes to achieve, the accomplishment will not be made.
Is it not better to place a question mark upon a problem while seeking an answer than to put the label “God” there and consider the matter solved?
Joseph Lewis Author, ‘Atheism and Other Addresses’ 1941