Dan Barker on "Godless"

  • January 18, 2009 · 1:00 PM
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Minnesota Atheists will present Dan Barker, co-founder of the Freedom From Religion Foundation and author of, "Losing Faith in Faith," at the Roseville Public Library at 2 PM, January 18th. He has written a new book which updates his previous 16 year old book, "Godless: How An Evangelical Preacher Became One of America's Leading Atheists," and will be signing copies after his presentation. The event is free and open to the public. During our Members Meeting we will be taking nominations for the Minnesota Atheists board of directions. Elections will be held at our February 15, 2009 meeting. Minnesota Atheists Public Meeting

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Roseville Public Library
Hamline Ave. and County Road B
Roseville, MN

1:00-2:00 p.m. - Members Meeting
2:00-3:00 p.m. - Public Presentation
3:00-3:30 p.m. - Social Time

4:00 p.m. - Dinner at Panda Garden Buffet,
1706 Lexington Ave. N., Roseville.

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  • Russell

    I thought he was a great speaker and gave a unique insight into the thought process of a religious fundamentalist. I purchased his book and have read most of it and found it to be extremely good and shows the fallacies of religious beliefs from a number of different directions. I really enjoyed hearing him speak.

    January 23, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Dan is an excellent speaker and a great human being. I look forward to reading his new book!

    January 19, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was great, I felt very at home with everyone I meet.

    January 19, 2009

  • John Persico Jr.

    Great people, very good speaker. Fun at the dinner and very enjoyable conversation.

    January 19, 2009

  • Bevans

    A very interesting and thought-provoking guest.

    January 19, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Mr. Barker was a thoughtful and respectful speaker, and he gave the audience useful tips on how to engage believers in positive action and productive discussion. Thanks for bringing him to see us!

    January 18, 2009

  • Andy

    Dan Barker gave a great speech. I look forward to reading Godless.

    January 18, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Dan was fantastically entertaining and inspiring. He was a great guest.

    January 18, 2009

  • Crystal D.

    It was wonderful to be able to talk with Dan and get information about his perspective on his journey from fundie to former fundie.

    January 18, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    What an engaging speaker! I really enjoyed hearing him speak, and I was pleased about his admonition to be respectful of fundamentalists and their beliefs, and that ridicule wasn't always the best method with them. That's a new perspective for me, and it is a relief. I just want them to respect my right to believe (or not) the way I want to believe (or not). I'm not particularly political, though, and I may not be as supportive as others would like when it comes to banning crĂȘches and such. Personally, I'm able to keep such things in a cultural context and not be offended by them. I got a sense that such a position wasn't really what was expected, however, from both Mr. Barker and from MA members. I assume that I may keep my own expectations, though, so, as I said, I really enjoyed hearing him speak. I wish I would have known (maybe I did, and forgot) that he wasn't speaking till 2pm. I was there at 1pm. I'm not a member (yet), so I found that part tedious.

    January 18, 2009

  • Carl

    Great speaker Dan Barker is always on the top when it comes to speaking and getting the message across!

    January 18, 2009

  • Grant Steves

    He shared his personal experience in a conversational manner. He made us feel comfortable with his ideas. This presentation did not just sell books, but it sold an idea.

    January 18, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Loved it! Really enoyed hearing him speak!

    January 18, 2009

  • Todd

    The person tracking the sales said they sold 39 Godless books plus some of the others they had available. Dan Barker had good analysis of the fundamentalist mind.

    January 18, 2009

  • Steve Petersen

    We use the Panda Garden, because it is convent and close by the Roseville library. However, the Roseville Library will be closing for remodeling soon. We will then be in a revolving meeting location. Buffet social gatherings will depend on local knowledge of the areas new meeting locations.

    January 1, 2009

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