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Book Club (Ceres)

On First Tuesday of every month please come join us to talk, relax, and share discussions about the monthly book selection while we enjoy each others' company.

Meetings begins at 7 and will end around 8 or 8:30 depending on how long everyone is enjoying the evening. Please come whether you enjoyed the book, hated the book, or didn't quite finish it!

All of the books are available on Amazon, at your local public library, or other book stores.

March's Book: Proving History: Bayes's Theorem and the Quest for the Historical Jesus

Richard Carrier, 340 pages [Amazon]

Anyone with an interest in historical methods, how historical knowledge can be justified, new applications of Bayes’s Theorem, or the study of the historical Jesus will find this book to be essential reading. Almost all experts agree that the Jesus of the Bible is a composite of myth, legend, and some historical evidence. So what can we know about the real Jesus?

Future Selections

AprilSex and God: How Religion Distorts Sexuality, Darrel Ray

MayThe Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates, Frans de Waal

JuneWhen They Severed Earth from Sky: How the Human Mind Shapes Myth, Elizabeth Wayland Barber

JulyThe Complete Heretic's Guide to Western Religion Book One: The Mormons, David Fitzgerald (Colloquium)

AugustThe Gnostic Gospels, Elaine Pagels

SeptemberLies my Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong, James W. Loewen, (Chapters 1-6)

OctoberLies my Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong, James W. Loewen, (Chapters 7-13)

NovemberA Short History of the Jewish People: From Legendary Times to Modern Statehood, Raymond P. Scheindlin

DecemberIs God a Moral Monster?: Making Sense of the Old Testament God, Paul Copan

About the Venue

The meetings takes place at a private residence in Ceres (just south of Modesto) with room for 8-9 (adults only please).

Our hosts, Charly and Anton, enjoy baking and will provide some goodies each month and attendees are may bring something to share as well.

Online Discussion

Before and after the meetup, please use the discussion area below to discuss your thoughts on the book. You can also use it to coordinate a book exchange, or share where you got your copy to help others. But please, no spoilers!

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