Book Club

About 2063 years ago Lucretius wrote a poem expressing some controversial ideas, among them: that religion is evil, the whole universe consisted only of matter and void, this matter was composed of atoms and the only way to find out truth in the world was through the senses. Stephen Greenblatt tells the story how this poem was discovered and its influence on history in his book: The Swerve: How the World Became Modern.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Swerve-Became-Modern-ebook/dp/B005LW5J9O/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1366928501&sr=8-1

If this sounds interesting to you come to book club on May 26 at the Secular Hub at 3100 Downing Street at 2:00 pm to discuss this book and a book of 51 zombie erotica stories edited by Stacey Turner called: 50 Shades of Decay.

http://www.amazon.com/Fifty-Shades-Decay-Zombie-Erotica/dp/1482580845/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1366928617&sr=8-1&keywords=fifty+shades+of+decay

A Denver Atheist member and author Sean wrote Ron and Lisa’s Good Luck Story one of the stories in 50 Shades of Decay.

A link to purchase the translation of the poem Mr. Greenblatt talks about in his book is:

http://www.amazon.com/On-Nature-Things-ebook/dp/B004W9CWCO/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1367201932&sr=8-3

A free version of the poem is available here: http://classics.mit.edu/Carus/nature_things.1.i.html

A free kindle version is available here: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/785?msg=gdrive_ok

You do not have to read the books to come to book club! Hope to see you there!

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  • Scot S.

    Great discussion of both books.

    May 28, 2013

  • Tristan H.

    Hey all, We had an unexpected obligation come up on Sunday, and won't be able to attend. I'm sure Greg and the other regulars can handle running things in my absence. Sorry to miss it, and we'll see everyone next time!

    May 20, 2013

  • Anne P.

    What book will be discussed?

    April 30, 2013

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