"NonBeliever Nation: The Rise of Secular America" is a terrific new book by President of the American Humanist Association, David Niose, JD. It merits more than one evening of discussion, say Bill Weir (a retired UU minister) and Bob Tapp (a retired UMN prof), who will share in leading the discussion on three successive Tuesday nights--Nov. 20, 27, and Dec. 4--7pm-8:30pm. Reading and discussing the book a third at a time will allow for critical thought on the growing secular movement in the US and how we might further advance it.
Here's what the Library Journal said about the book: “Covering a wide range of territory in a reasonably condensed space, attorney Niose looks at the culture wars from the perspective of secular America. While confronting numerous commonly held misconceptions by believers about secularism (e.g., the religious Right implying that religious faith is part of patriotism), Niose admirably refrains from antireligious hostility, striving for equality rather than proving the superiority of his perspective. . . . This is a calm, informative, and positive portrait of the rapidly growing secular segment of the American population. Highly recommended for politically oriented readers of all religious persuasions.”
Contact Bill if you'd like to come to the Heritage Room early for a slice of pizza (or two) at 6:45pm:[masked] The book is also available at the First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis' Bookstore (open Sunday mornings).