“ I really enjoy the meetings and the topics, but would like more focused discussions. ”
— Anna d. on May 28, 2015.
“ Delightful to get together with a group of free thinkers - I'll be back ! ”
— Eliza... on Jul 27, 2014.
“ Sorry we could have stayed longer, but parenting called. Had a good time. ”
— Pamela W. on Jun 10, 2014.
“ Why I am an Atheist Many friends and acquaintances usually ask me why I am an atheist. My response is usually that I find it difficult to believe some of the religious dogmas which are inconsistent with modern day knowledge. Some of these are: 1. That a couple hundred years ago there was a wise old man called God who lived way up in the sky in a place called Heaven. 2. That this old man got up one morning without anything to do and decided to make human beings out of dust. 3. That this old man came down on earth and impregnated a young Palestinian woman named Mary. He named his son Jesus. 4. That there is life after death. If you praise this old man during your life, when you die he will send you to Heaven where you will live on milk and honey and be served by young virgins called angels. 5. That if you disobey him during your life, when you die he will resurrect you and send you to a place call Hell where you will burn forever. Cephas Keith Reyes, PhD ”
— Keith on Jan 27, 2014.
“ Good group ”
— Don F. on May 2, 2013.
“ Good group of diverse, intelligent and decent people ready to engage in controversial topics. ”
— Sue H. on May 2, 2013.
“ Awesome group! ”
— Andrew D. on Feb 19, 2013.
“ I am not sure it was a good idea for skeptics and humanists to forge an alliance. CFI seems to have embraced a lot of their causes célèbres such as the death penalty for homosexuality in Uganda - no doubt a worthy cause but nothing really to do with the core philosophy of our movement. Meanwhile the humanists have not openly endorsed many of CFI's projects. Increasing our membership by amalgamation has its drawbacks; if we are not careful we may get encrusted with too many "barnacles". I think some humanists have been less respectful of others when it comes to the give and take of lively discussions at cafe inquiries and freethinker bookclub sessions. ”
— John M. on Feb 16, 2013.
“ Excellent group. Great fun. Intelligent conversation. ”
— Peter on Jan 14, 2013.
“ Great Skepticamp. Thanks to all involved. Very interesting program, good food. :) ”
— Ullrich F. on Nov 3, 2012.
“ fantastic. ”
— Kirsten B. on Feb 12, 2012.
“ I liked the group and I appreciated the effort and organization of Fred the key organizer. I appreciated the brief break in the conversations to get informed on upcoming events and look forward to more meetings. ”
— Michelle on Jan 18, 2012.
“ It's interesting to see what a wide range of situations led us to being skeptical of what we were told. For some it's religion, for others a good teacher, a bad partner, etc. Despite these different introductions we're all in roughly the same place, trying to make sense of things with nothing but our own unreliable senses. ”
— Clayten H. on Dec 22, 2011.
“ everything ”
— X M. on Nov 16, 2011.
“ I like 'em, and wish they'd been in existence years ago. The Group reminds me of the rising tide of social dissent found in Wallstreet Protests. Maybe we could send a contingent on the 15th to show our solidarity? Dale ”
— Dale E. B. on Oct 6, 2011.
“ lots of interesting discussions ”
— Greg C. on Oct 6, 2011.
“ A ragtag group of very nice and polite people. ”
— Brian D. on Jul 25, 2011.
“ to hook up with other arreligious folks ”
— Kozmo I. Mongrain G. K. on Jun 12, 2011.
“ No contact with this group yet. ”
— Dr. Marty S. on Jan 6, 2011.
“ Didn't get much of a chance to talk but liked what I got out of it. ”
— R. W. A. on Dec 1, 2010.
“ great! ”
— Rick F. on Nov 4, 2010.
“ This group is like a bird bath. You see, a bird bath is made of concrete or metal and filled with water. Birds bathe in them ... OK, I guess this group isn't like a bird bath :-/ ”
— colin on Oct 20, 2010.
“ as above ”
— Jeff on Aug 5, 2010.
“ They do a great job. Consider supporting them. ”
— Stuart on Jul 4, 2010.
“ Exciting, stimulating ideas; vigorous animated discussion. It is important for more of us to develop our critical thinking skills and promote same to the general public through the media. ”
— Angela S on Jun 3, 2010.
“ The philosopher Alfred North Whitehead pointed out that if we drop the old idea of Platonic laws imposed on nature, and think instead of laws being immanent in nature, then they must evolve along with the nature ”
— Stel on Apr 19, 2009.
“ It's an exciting way to engage thought-provoking questions about science, pseudo-science, religion, and philosophy with fun and friendly people! ”
— Mavaddat on May 21, 2008.
“ I like it mainly because of the people; who have to say something interesting and are capable of contemplation. ”
— constance on Dec 19, 2007.
“ Great ”
— the_snowpooch on Oct 30, 2007.
“ This is a group that (it seems to me) requires a good environment for communication. YBC is less than ideal. Getting skeptics together is an excellent idea, however, and I encourage you to organize more events like this one. ”
— Jason on Oct 1, 2006.