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Freethinkers Book Club

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

 

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  • Jack

    Radical Abundance by k.eric drexler it is for Oct.

    September 22, 2014

  • ART M.

    I vote for Radical Abundance also.

    September 20, 2014

  • Jack

    I received suggestions so I am going to put it to a vote. The singularity is near by kurzweil. God is not great by Hitchens. Radical Abundance by Drexler. Kurt Vonnegut story Slaughter House 5 or maybe Breakfast of Champions.

    September 19, 2014

    • Jack

      If any other suggestions please list. I will post Sunday what gets decided to give enough time to read.

      September 19, 2014

    • Cara (Karen I.

      I vote for Radical Abundance.

      September 20, 2014

  • ART M.

    Enjoyed the discussion. Good to see you all.
    For what its worth here are a few book selections. I realize these may not be popular with everyone so support a democratic system of choice. Radical Abundance: How a Revolution in Nanotechnology Will Change Civilization by Drexler

    Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think by Diamendis

    The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology by Kurzweil

    Hope to see you all next month.

    September 19, 2014

  • Alex

    This was an awesome group! Great discussion about one of my most favorite authors!

    September 18, 2014

  • Jack

    A suggestion was made for next months reading to focus on our national parks, which I am enjoying now in Yellowstone and Grand Tetons. I don't have a specific reading, but we can bring our stories, memories, and opinions on our national park system. Should we have reintroduced wolves back into Yellowstone, does the Grand Tetons need a jet airport within its boundaries, should we stop forest fires? I am a little handicapped in picking a specific reading, so pick your own and bring your ideas.

    September 18, 2014

  • Doris

    There was a nice turnout this evening. Seven of us enjoyed conversing, laughing, eating and drinking!

    1 · September 18, 2014

  • Doris

    I am at Chocolate Cafe now and have a table for all of us. Long blonde hair and maroon vest! : )

    September 18, 2014

  • Cara (Karen I.

    I am doing a cat rescue right after work. I hope to be finished in time to attend, but these things often take longer than you expect.

    September 18, 2014

  • Sammi S.

    Hope I can make it. This sounds like a good group.

    1 · September 17, 2014

    • Sammi S.

      Plus I like the sound of "Chocolate Cafe."

      September 17, 2014

  • Rita M.

    Just a heads up I will probably be about 15 minutes late due to work.

    September 16, 2014

  • Jack

    Thanks Rita. If anyone is interested in short readings concerning rebuttals to Bart here are some quick blog posts http://vivacatholic.wordpress.c...­
    http://www.verumserum.com/the-t...­
    http://benwitherington.blogspot...­

    And Timothy Paul Jones has a podcast on itunes that goes on for about 42 min under Misquoting Truth. It was hard to listen to for me, he is obviously speaking in front of True Believers, but he brings up a couple of interesting points, though not very compelling for me.

    1 · September 5, 2014

  • Rita M.

    I will be there and am happy to host again also!

    2 · September 2, 2014

  • Jack

    I apologize and am saddened I will not be able to attend this meeting. I looked forward to discussing Bart's book but I forgot I will be on vacation during this week. Please feel free to meet and chat, this is an excellent book and some of the rebuttals are interesting as well. If someone wants to come forward to "lead" that would be great. It doesn't take much other than getting a table, enjoying some cocktails or coffee and chocolate, then speaking.

    September 1, 2014

    • Alex

      I can help lead... problem is that I might be late due to work. I've read a bunch of Ehrman ' s books, not so much rebuttals.... but will look into them

      September 1, 2014

  • Jack

    BTW, there are other rebuttals to Bart's book other than Misquoting Truth and any are fine, just google rebuttal to Misquoting Jesus. I think it is important if you want to call yourself a free thinker to look at both sides (or more!) of an argument to form an informed and critical viewpoint. I think it's easy to read what confirms our own bias but that doesn't necessarily promote growth imho. That's the reason I have been suggesting two titles recently.

    1 · August 28, 2014

    • Alex

      Interesting. .. I'd have to read their rebuttal to mistranslations...

      August 28, 2014

  • Alex

    I love Bart Erhman!!! Yey!

    August 26, 2014

  • Doris

    The book for September is Misquoting Jesus by Bart Ehrman, and if you can/want to read Misquoting Truth by Timothy Paul Jones.

    August 26, 2014

  • Doris

    Is there a book title yet? I need to start reading! : )

    August 26, 2014

  • Doris

    Any thoughts on the next book?

    August 23, 2014

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