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Secularism: Where Do We Go from Here?

Join us at the Center for Inquiry Northeast Ohio's November Cleveland Chapter meeting for an open discussion: "Secularism: Where Do We Go from Here?"

The past few years have been eventful for secularism in general- groups like ours have sprung up all around the country, and continue to grow. The so-called "new atheism" has implanted itself into the public consciousness. The percentage of Americans who claim "no religion" now hovers at 20%. And nonreligious Americans stood up to be recognized en masse for the first time at the March 2012 Reason Rally.

But what now? Despite the developments above, American non-theists still have virtually no representation in government, and are largely ignored by the mainstream media despite being, by far, the largest "religious" minority in the U.S... meanwhile, religious "authority" continues to enjoy the privilege of interference in our public policy.

Should we be content that communities of non-theists now exist in many areas of the U.S.? Should we increase our support for orgs. like CFI Transnational and the Secular Coalition for America, who are trying their best to gain a secularist say in our public policy? Should we be more strident? Less strident? More emphasis on humanism & naturalism, and less emphasis on the negatives associated with religion?

Stop in and share your ideas... light refreshments will be served.

See you there :)

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  • Mark T.

    Excellent group participation, everyone! We didn't solve all the problems of the world, but some valuable perspectives were brought forth :)

    November 15, 2012

  • Sam S.

    There were a lot of really good ideas going around in this meetup. It makes me happy to be part of the secular family.

    November 15, 2012

  • Marni H.

    Great meetup! Very thoughtful discourse. Mark did a great intro :)

    November 15, 2012

  • Matt

    Udupi sounds good. How late are they open?

    October 26, 2012

  • Matt

    As a reminder, CFI-NEO is conducting its third annual Human/Pet Drive. This year we're helping out the Akron area. We are looking for donations for the Akron-Canton Food Bank, the Summit County Dog Pound and the Humane Society of Greater Akron. Donations of boxed or canned food for humans/pets are appreciated along with chew treats for dogs and cat toys. Bring your donations to this or any other CFI-NEO meeting or social through the month of December. Items will be delivered to the appropriate organizations in January.

    Thanks!

    1 · October 23, 2012

  • Sam S.

    Ha! I remember that guy.

    1 · October 22, 2012

    • Mark T.

      Lol, I do too. Reason Rally ruled!

      2 · October 22, 2012

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