Freethinkers Book Club

The Humanist Community of Central Ohio (HCCO) would like to welcome the Freethinkers Book Club to our list of events. Jack is the event host.  The Freethinkers Book Club will be hosted via HCCO's meetup and mentioned on HCCO's website.

 

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  • Doris

    Shall I "announce" Sept.'s meetup and title?

    August 26

  • Jack

    "Misquoting Jesus" by Bart Ehrman shall be our September book and if you have time, the rebuttal for this book is "Misquoting Truth" by Timothy Paul Jones. If you can do both, that would be great, if not the Barth Ehrman book will suffice.

    1 · August 24

  • Cara (Karen I.

    The book I mentioned is "Misquoting Jesus" by Bart Ehrman. The story of who changed the Bible and why. It has always been obvious to me that a book written by humans could not possibly survive 2000 yrs. without changes and errors deliberate and accidental, so I was happy to discover this book at a library book sale. Extremely engaging, never boring, it was written by an authority on church history who chairs the Dept. of Religious Studies at UNC at Chapel Hill.

    August 22

  • Jack

    For those who used to attend Freethinkers Book Club, I would like you to please put in some feedback on the group. It has not been as well attended recently as in the past and I am putting out a call for anyone who would like to put in their two cents on what to improve or how to make it more interesting to its former members. I think this group had some great conversations in the past and would like it to continue.

    1 · August 2, 2014

    • Doris

      I have never liked the venue. Too loud with chatter.

      August 21

    • Rita M.

      Perhaps we could put out a quick survey on the facebook page for input on alternate locations/times? I hope to be able to make it to one soon, perhaps Sept or Oct. I think that summer gets hard for many people to attend regularly, so we may get a greater turnout this fall.

      August 21

  • Doris

    Another public schools relevant book is The Good News Club by Katherine Stewart

    August 21

    • Rita M.

      We read that one for this book club! It was very interesting.

      August 21

  • Doris

    I am currently reading Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools by Diane Ravitch (Research Professor of Education at NY Univ.)
    www.dianeravitch.com

    August 21

  • Jack

    Common Sense, and or Rights of Man by Thomas Paine if you have time for both, if not then focus on Common Sense. They are short. I am interested in how these inspirational pamphlets, selling millions in their time, contribute to how we think today. Thomas Paine was discredited, jailed and barely avoided execution by the end of his life. He made enemies with George Washington whom he thought was responsible for his capture in France and the Second Great Awakening movement hated him. He was what we would call a shit starter.
    I would have liked to contrast this with the revisionist book Glenn Beck wrote "Common Sense" but if you don't have time that is fine.

    August 16

  • Jack

    Hi Cara, I haven't been getting a lot of input lately and there is a chance I might not be able to support this group since my work schedule is becoming erratic. That being said, I would like to do "Common Sense" and "Rights of Man" by Thomas Paine, but my original intention was to contrast it with Glenn Beck's take on his "Common Sense". If people don't have enough time for that I understand. If anyone who is interested in other books, please let me know.

    August 2, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Jack ... I'm a fan of Thomas Paine myself. Good choices you've made!! : o )

      August 13

  • Cara (Karen I.

    What is the book?

    August 2, 2014

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