This Sunday, we're going to watch Julia Sweeney's brilliant monologue: Letting Go of God
Julia Sweeney was a "happy Catholic girl" when, one day, she walked into church and signed up for a Bible-study course. "What an eye opener that was!" she says.
"Next thing you know, I was on a quest for something I could really believe in. I traveled to places like Bhutan, Ecuador, and my local Starbucks looking for answers.
Would I embrace Buddhism?
New Age pseudo-science?
Was I a freak for feeling the way I did, or were there other people out there just like me?
I was grappling with serious questions. But, somehow, a lot of the things that were happening to me seemed, well, funny."
Equally comedic and insightful, Letting Go of God is Sweeney's brilliant one-woman show about her struggle with her faith. Grappling with the seeming contradictions in Adam and Eve, Noah, the Ten Commandments, and even the teachings of Jesus - and trying to understand the Bible's messages about morality, family values, and human suffering while faced with door-knocking Mormons and wise-cracking priests - Sweeney takes listeners on her very personal journey from God to "not-God".
A complimentary lunch is provided after the talk. We’ll get a chance to meet, talk and get to know one another.
AU Kids Children are welcome to join our AU Kids program. It’s like a Sunday school for secular parents. The children have another area where they play and learn during the main event. Parents are free to attend the main event or stay with their children during the meeting. After the main event, we all come together for lunch.
This meeting is free and open to the public.
Free parking is available in the lot adjacent to the building.
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Our core mission involves promoting separation of government & religion, educating the public about our philosophy & practices and serving the public good in ways that are exemplary of our values. We have monthly meetings on the 4th Sunday of each month that include a variety of activities such as informative lectures, seasonal celebrations, secular movie screenings and more. Children are always welcome.