**** This is a cross-post from the Humanist Fellowship of San Diego ****
Matt Dillahunty is best known as the erudite host of the public-access television show The Atheist Experience. This very popular show (and podcast) has over 55,000 subscribers and its videos have over 9,000,000 views. Matt is also co-founder of Iron Chariots, and serves as president of the Atheist Community of Austin.
Matt grew up in a loving, Southern Baptist home and was a fundamentalist Christian for over 20 years. After eight years in the Navy and several in the hi-tech game, he set out to re-affirm his faith with designs on attending seminary and serving in the ministry.
Matt says, "After the first couple of years, reason forced me to acknowledge that my faith had not only been weakened by my studies - it had been utterly destroyed. The thoughts, writings and wisdom of people like; Robert Ingersoll, Voltaire, Dan Barker, Richard Dawkins, Farrell Till and many others, helped free my mind from the shackles of religion without a single moment of despair. I continue to study philosophy, religion, science, history and the many other topics which have helped me to understand reality and enjoy my life."
It’s common for religious theists to claim that their morality is far superior to secular, humanistic, and godless morality. Theists prefer their own religious morality - and the commands of their own god, but when push comes to shove the general attitude is that any religious morality based upon the commands of any god is vastly preferable to a secular morality.
Come hear Matt make a convincing argument that secular morality is indeed superior to religious morality.
This event is being sponsored by the Humanist Association of San Diego (HASD). Tickets are $20 per person. Purchase tickets at the HASD meetup website HERE or at the door on the evening of the event. Member organizations of the San Diego Coalition of Reason are happy to support this event, and will be present to share about their secular groups. So come early, have a look around, and meet some fellow heathens!