September 29, 2011 · 7:00 PM
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YAHOO!!! WE'RE BACK!!! Rejoice, fellow godless heathens!!! We have had to move the date. It's the last Thursday of September. We're still trying out new locations. We're giving Carmichael Library a go.
This month, we have our long time favorite, Professor Matt McCormick.The topic is sure to inspire some debate...
Why Atheism IS a Religion, and What You Can Do to Fix It.
Atheism's critics charge that it's just as religious as the movements it objects too. Atheists cry foul, but there is something to the objection. Let's figure out what the criticism could mean and what aspects of it are right, if any. The deep differences, I argue, are in the fundamental commitments of the scientific and religious enterprises. The latter are dedicated to fostering a particular belief, the former is dedicated to a method for figuring out what beliefs are justified. But that's the difference between science and religion; atheism isn't science and it DOES lapse into religiousness.
Feel free to come as early as 6:30 for some time for introductions, catching up, and talking about current events. At 7:00 we will give a few updates and begin the presentation.
Afterwards, as always, we're off to Streets of London pub... downtown at the corner of 18th and J Street.