Announcing a new Meetup for Sacramento Freethinkers Atheists & Nonbelievers (FAN)!What
: Jan. Book Club Disc: Islam, God and the New EnglightmentWhen
: Thursday, January 20,[masked]:00 PMWhere
: Coffee Garden
2904 Franklin Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95818
I'm pleased announce the next book discussion will based on our very own Raji Al Munir's book, Islam, God, and the New Englightment
. You can actually read the first chapter of this book on Amazon.com, by clicking "Search inside this book," which you can find right under the book cover.
I think you'll find the writing of this book very accessible. It provides a great outline and analysis of the "new enlightenment", the scientific method, and the author's free thinker's analysis of the Koran and Islam.
What is science? How credible is modern scientific knowledge? What is the world-view of the Islamic holy text, The Koran? Is the Koranic world-view compatible with the science-based-world-view? Does science have anything to say about the God hypothesis? Is religion helpful or harmful to the progress of human civilization? These profoundly important questions are discussed in this book. Table of Contents: Introduction; Chapter 1: The Modern Scientific Method: The Best Tool for Obtaining Objective Truth; Chapter 2: The Universe According to Modern Science; Chapter 3: The Universe According to the Koran; Chapter 4: The ?Science Supports Koran? Hypothesis; Chapter 5: God Hypothesis vs. Logic, Reason and Science; Chapter 6: The Moral Values of God; Chapter 7: The Sources of Human Moral Values; Chapter 8: Religion, Secular Humanism and Morality; Chapter 9: Toward A Post-Modern Human Civilization; Chapter 10: The Economic System for a Post-Modern Human Civilization; Chapter 11: Trouble in Paradise; Chapter 12: Eternal Questions of Humanity Answered.
RSVP to this Meetup:http://www.meetup.com/SacFAN/calendar/15699318/