Eudaimonia - Death, Part I

Greetings heathens,

Time once again for Eudaimonia.  Normally we get together to share ideas for living the best life we can (and the only one we get).  One area of life that is often overlooked is planning for the end of it.  This is a broad topic, so I thought we would start the series with a discussion on what options we have for our earth suit - i.e. our bodies - once we've kicked the proverbial bucket.  To that end I've invited a speaker from Science Care (blurb below) to talk to us about what they have to offer in this regard (all of which is free!!).  Our speaker, Tiffany, will be in town (from Arizona) and has graciously agreed to come speak to our group.  After her short talk we'll have a Q & A followed by the usual round table discussion.

Because many of us are science buffs, and we don't like the idea of anything "religious" being done with our bodies, it's important to explore options now before it's too late.  And if these options are all free, all the better!

So, unless you're tied down with church, I hope you'll come join us for food, drink, and discussions around our inevitable ends. 

Most people in our group want to build the elusive Atheist Community - Eudaimonia meetups are a great step towards doing just that.  So please join us and share your thoughts!

~ Eric

 

About Science Care (www.sciencecare.com):



Simply put, Science Care sets the industry standard for whole body donation that families have come to trust. Our commitment to the highest level of ethics and quality of excellence affirms our integrity and dedication to do what’s best for our donors, donor’s families and our community. As the industry leader, we focus on four key areas:

Our donor evaluation process includes a complete medical and social history of each donor, and safe blood testing to ensure the safety and suitability of the donation. We meet or exceed all OSHA standards, including a hazardous communication plan and stringent training including exetnsive policies and procedures to ensure compliance and safety.

Science Care was founded in 2000, and has a long history of linking whole body donors with medical researchers and educators, and we actively lobby for responsible non-transplant tissue banking.

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  • Doc P.

    Guess I had anticipated a bit more philosophical, metaphysical discussion about Death. But the info I got was excellent, and I think I'm gonna sign up for this program. Great way to dispose of the ol' carcass, at NO COST! And I'd like to ask Elaine to please forgive my horrible hearing.

    April 21, 2013

  • connie S.

    I am still interested in building a "fellowship" of atheists. I don't like the atmosphere at Brooklyn's -- but then, I have not offered an alternative, have I?

    April 11, 2013

    • Mark

      I like this idea, and of course it would need an online presence - hoping combining the best elements of Facebook/chat/forums/blo­gs. The community be hosted by FFRFDenver or Secularhub. Facebook and Meetup can still function as a general recruiting portals.

      April 14, 2013

    • Sean

      The SecularHub is the "fellowship of atheists" you desire. It's still in its nascent stages, but hopefully will continue building steam. It's a "fellowship of secularists" to be inclusive of all who want a secular lifestyle and world, regardless of the word they attach to themselves.

      April 14, 2013

  • Topher E.

    Help a heathen out here: what does Eudaimonia mean in this context. Googling gives me a general definition. Is this an organization, or just the idea of improving our lives by learning from each other, or what?

    April 11, 2013

    • Sean

      Eudaimonia, as I'm sure Google says, means "good spirit." In the context of this group, it means living a life without religion and without the expectation of an afterlife. It is not a separate organization from the Denver Atheists. Rather, it is a series of informal talks/social get-togethers with Eudaimonia as the underlying theme. It usually starts out with someone giving a talk related to living the good life without god(s), then breaks off into discussion/social groups.

      April 13, 2013

  • Vicki

    I just registered online to be a donator. But, I may still attend the meeting.

    April 11, 2013

  • Vicki

    I just registered! I have been looking for something like this! I may still attend the meeting.

    April 11, 2013

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