Note: Due to scheduling and reservation problems, this book club will not meet at the normal place or time. Next month will be back to the usual location.
Join us for a fun evening as we discuss The God Argument: The Case against Religion and for Humanism by A.C. Grayling.
The discussion will begin in the large conference room of the Burnhaven Library at 6:00 P.M. The library closes at 8:15 P.M., hopefully after everyone has an opportunity to share their book recommendations and other ideas for group events.
What are the arguments for and against religion and religious belief--all of them--right across the range of reasons and motives that people have for being religious, and do they stand up to scrutiny? Can there be a clear, full statement of these arguments that once and for all will show what is at stake in this debate?
Equally important: what is the alternative to religion as a view of the world and a foundation for morality? Is there a worldview and a code of life for thoughtful people--those who wish to live with intellectual integrity, based on reason, evidence, and a desire to do and be good--that does not interfere with people's right to their own beliefs and freedom of expression?
In The Case Against Religion, Anthony Grayling offers a definitive examination of these questions, and an in-depth exploration of the humanist outlook that recommends itself as the ethics of the genuinely reflective person.
Please come prepared with your ideas and suggestions for future book discussions!