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Re: [humanism-184] HASD update: Some Great upcoming events! Including THE GOD VIRUS & "The Crucible"

From: Brande F.
Sent on: Saturday, September 5, 2009 8:33 PM
Hey, I told you guys about Coco's room last year when options were 
being discussed! I've been using that spot for my networking meetings 
for a couple of years. Treat them well! Buy food, drink and tip 
generously and all will go well.

Be Well,


-----Original Message-----
From: Jason Frye <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Thu, Sep 3,[masked]:38 pm
Subject: [humanism-184] HASD update: Some Great upcoming events! 
Including THE GOD VIRUS &  "The Crucible"

Hello Humanists and Friends, just a quick note from the Humanist 

Hello HASD,
We have some new developments in our schedule and some big news! We 
apologize for the recent radio silence, we have been in the midst of an 
ambitious overhaul.

1. After searching for a great webdesigner, we have found one, and will receive its long overdue overhawl. Look that within 
the next few weeks. It is going to be interactive, and be the best 
damned Free Thought site in San Diego!
2. We now have an Executive Director and Volunteer Coordinator. Please 
Welcome Jennifer Brauer and Andrew Clement to their new posts.   
Jennifer has posted her first meeting, a nice and easy ADA accessible 
walk this Saturday (9/5/09) at 11 am in Balboa Park (6th & Upas).
3. The Prometheus players have a new production that we know that you 
will love4. We have a terrific speaker coming in from Kansas5. We have 
enjoyed our Athletic events and would love for you to participate: the 
current interest is snorkeling every Sunday at La Jolla Cove at noon.
6. We are having a bit of an organizational turnover as we expand to 
pave the way for our new project. It is the biggest, most ambitious, 
Free Thought Community Project in years- and we will reveal the details 
as we launch it at our December annual membership meeting.
7. We are working with the American Humanist Association to promote a 
new Survey developed by Jennifer Brauer, come Saturday night to find 
out more about it!8. There has been some requests for a book club, and 
a return of Secular Sunday School. If you are interested, please let us 
9. We will be launching the groundwork for an upcoming Regional 
Conference for March 2010.10. There are some upcoming meetings with 
national secular organizations coming to town and we will keep you 

Coffee & Conversation will be moving to Saturdays (Coco's 2644 El Cajon 

It's the same Coffee & Conversation that you know and love; but in a 
new location! We have been wanting to move back to Saturday nights 
since our unexpected switch at Liberatalia. We still like Libertalia, 
but we like Saturday Nights. Join us this Saturday (9/5/09) 7 p.m. 
@Coco's. The other night several of us were having dinner there and 
discovered their back room. Unfortunately they are free every Saturday 
but the third one monthly (the same weekend as our monthly meeting); 
that night we will be enjoying the upscale atmosphere of the San Diego 
Wine and Culinary Society. It's hip, reasonably priced

THE GOD VIRUS: How Religion infects our lives and Culture
Saturday September 19th, 2nd Floor San Diego Central Library 12 p.m.

Darrel Ray, Ed.D. will be speaking on his new book:

THE GOD VIRUS: How Religion Infects our Lives and Culture
    Darrel Ray, Ed.D. is an organizational psychologist and student of 
religion for over forty years. Raised in a fundamentalist home, he 
knows religion from the inside out. He has a BA in sociology, an MA in 
religion and an Ed.D. in counseling psychology.  He left religion in 
his thirties, but continued to ask the question, "How does religion 
work on the mind and behavior of those it infects?" Because no other 
authors seemed to be answering this question, he wrote The God Virus as 
a practical and theoretical guide to those who want to understand 
religions and specifically how to eliminate them from our lives.
     In March of this year, he started a new organization, Recovering 
 from Religion (RR). Taking the notion of religious infection seriously, 
he recognized that people need a support system to help them deal with 
the consequences and aftermath of leaving religion. RR is a self help 
movement in support of those trying to deal with the emotional and 
social impact leaving has on their lives.  Starting with one group in 
March, there are now 13 groups in 10 cities across the US. Visit them 
on the web at www.recoveringreligi­
     Darrel is father of two and grandfather of two grandsons.  His 
hobbies include, traveling, writing, flower gardening and mountain 
climbing. He has climbed 38 of the Colorado 14ers.

What others have said:

Darrel gives an engaging, highly informative, fun, and at
points hilarious, presentation. You will be left wishing that
there had been more time to explore with him all aspects of
this dead-on perspective of religion and its effects on all of
us. (You, too, are a vector!) Come prepared for what should be
a very lively Q & A. This is a book and lecture you DON'T want
to miss!

Dennis Horvitz
Host, "NYC Atheists Live! (On Tape)"

Sunday, September 20th: 6 p.m. Joyce Beers

Jason has returned from his Midwest Humanist Conference and Lecture 
Tour. Join us as Jason presents the lecture that he gave in Nebraska 
and Kansas City on the importance of Humanism in our World today and 
ways in which we can better society.

In honor of Free Thought Day, we will be performing yet another 
wonderful production.
We will be holding auditions soon.... stay tuned!

until next time here are some videos that you might enjoy:

Thank you,
See you this weekendfor our full calendar check out­184

Jason Frye
President HASD
Chairman, American Humanist Association Chapter Assembly Board
(619) [address removed]

Humanist Association of San Diego

P.O. Box 3653
San Diego, CA 92163


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