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Eddie Tabash: Taking Atheism To The General Public - The Time Is Now

  • Apr 28, 2013 · 11:00 AM
  • Center for Inquiry - Los Angeles

Every generation has had a false start in the effort to overcome religious dogma. It seems as if free thinking will have an impact on society but even the most promising outreach has ultimately dissipated. Eddie Tabash will be presenting his blueprint for finally achieving appropriate public recognition.

Eddie Tabash is an American lawyer and political and social activist. An atheist and a proponent of the Establishment Clause, Tabash has debated several world renown religious philosophers, including William Lane Craig, Peter van Inwagen and Richard Swinburne. He is the Chair of the First Amendment Task Force for the Council for Secular Humanism and has written amicus briefs for both the U.S. Supreme Court and the California State Supreme Court.

Tabash graduated magna cum laude from UCLA in 1973 and obtained a law degree from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles in 1976. His father was an orthodox rabbi from Lithuania and his mother was an Auschwitz survivor from Hungary.

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A complimentary lunch is provided after the talk. We’ll get a chance to meet, talk and get to know one another.

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  • Jay N.

    Excellent and inspiring, for very sound, logical reasons.

    May 23, 2013

  • Helmut S.

    Mr. Tabash's website is
    Mr. Tabash deserves 6 stars!!

    1 · April 29, 2013

    • Maureen N.

      Damn right, Helmut! Thanks so much for website info, too!

      April 30, 2013

  • Carl

    Michael has told me that Eddie's entire talk will be made available for viewing at and also Also, the videos will eventually be uploaded in high definition. was mentioned during the talk. The theist debater William Lane Craig was mentioned during the talk. You can view many of his recorded debates by going to and searching on "william craig", including a debate against Sam Harris.

    1 · April 29, 2013

  • Derek H.

    Yeah, it's the morning after my birthday. Don't think I'll be getting up that early.

    April 27, 2013

    • Maureen N.

      ♪♫Happy Birthday, Derek!♪♫

      April 29, 2013

  • Ed K

    This was a great talk! He hit on several topics that needed to be said. It was a little like "preaching to the choir", but many in the choir haven't heard it all or heard it in one place before. Eddie's clear outline of how to get the influence of religion out of political and everyday life was spot on! Everyone should see the video of this UA event!

    April 29, 2013

  • Richard M.

    We had about 88 people at this meeting for Eddie Tabash's interesting, entertaining and informative speech. Then we had a delicious chicken, spaghetti, beans and salad lunch and many, many lively individual conversations among intelligent atheists and friends. Finally, several generous volunteers stayed around to help clean up and return everything to our office. All-in-all a tremendous meeting. -Richard

    1 · April 29, 2013

  • diane h.

    great speaker sold out house, lots of fun new people and-- good food

    1 · April 29, 2013

  • Maureen N.

    Eddie's powerful and clear presentation was enlightening to me. Two of the major items that hit the spot for me: 1) a call to respect the variety of contributions extended by our fellow atheists and 2) the 'atheists first' concept. At this point in time, I agree with 'atheists first' because Eddie mentioned how so many other groups who are discriminated against have numerous supporters in the legal system compared to atheists. This fact is what convinced me. Many other significant points were made. I am pleased that AU has a video of the talk which I can view. I feel that this presentation was the distillation of awesome research and reflection. Inspiring!

    April 28, 2013

  • Rosalind M.

    Superb. Everything Ed Tabash said resonated with me, for instance, having our own buildings. A long term goal we should start working on. Over the last year, I have had reason to visit three different Unitarian Universalist churches. I had never before been to a UU church. It seems to be OK to be an atheist and belong to their church. I kept thinking how great and helpful it would be to have our own buildings.

    April 28, 2013

  • Miguel T.

    Eddie's talk was awesome. I learned a lot from it.
    It was very informative.

    Looking forward to the next meeting.

    April 28, 2013

  • Erol G.

    He was a very informed, erudite, and thought-provoking speaker

    April 28, 2013

  • R. M.

    i might have a guest

    April 27, 2013

  • Henry Jay F.

    We joined as a family but my wife didn't get listed.

    April 27, 2013

  • Michael K.

    I updated the description to have more detail about tomorrows talk. I added the following:

    "Every Generation has had a false start in the effort to overcome religious dogma. It seems as if free thinking will have an impact on society but even the most promising outreach has ultimately dissipated. Eddie Tabash will be presenting his blueprint for finally achieving appropriate public recognition"

    April 27, 2013

  • Rosalind M.

    Looking forward to hearing from Eddie Tabash on the future of atheism.

    April 22, 2013

  • Mike M.

    It's so early in the morning that I don't know if I can make it. I'll not RSPV until the last moment.

    April 21, 2013

  • Helmut S.

    look forward for his presentation!

    April 15, 2013

  • Michael K.

    I'll be there with many Atheists United members who have not RSVPed on Meetup.

    April 13, 2013

  • Albert

    bringing and agnostic friend for the first time, we got into a evidence debate would like some feedback from you guys, see you there.

    1 · April 10, 2013

  • Tom B.

    Dig the meeting-up, dig the talking, dig getting to know people better

    March 23, 2013

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