|Sent on:||Saturday, January 26, 2013 2:58 PM|
Midwest Skeptics Society:
"38 Years as a Gaijin: Living and Working in Japan, 1966-2004,"- Leroy Seat PhD tonight, Saturday, Jan 26, 7pm at Pekrins. You will love Leroy. He has 38 years to share with us. Read more below.
RSVP & address:http://www.meetup.com/skeptics-137/
You are in for a big surprise with this Guest Speaker. Leroy is a member of a group I joined 10 months ago which meets once a month, ''Vital Conversations". It is much like our Skeptics group with speakers and topics. Leroy and I have become friends and his story fascinated me. He spent 38 yrs in Japan as a college Professor. He will talk about their culture, personal stories, how they view America, plus 38 years of everything in between with a great Q&A ending. This is not to be missed.
When he came back to America in 2004 he realized that his own denomination had changed a lot. He wasn’t happy with the way so many Baptists and other conservative Christians supported war, opposed gay rights, and rejected the idea of separation of church and state. In his book Fed Up with Fundamentalism he tells about being at a protest in front of the Supreme Court Building in 2005. He wrote, “But for me, a Baptist preacher for more than 50 years, it was somewhat disconcerting to find myself agreeing almost entirely with the atheists and humanists on this issue [about the public display of the Ten Commandments] and not much at all with the conservative Christians.”
Fascinating guy! His next talk, in 4-6 weeks from now, will be on "Separation of Church and State."
You don't want to snooze through these two meetups. JOIN US!
Cole Morgan [masked]