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Reading with the Skeptics

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Reading with the Skeptics

Monday, June 10, 2013 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The Redmond's, 6292 Vanguard Ave, Garden Grove, CA
Southeast corner of Vanguard and Jade

The skeptic's book-club meets the second Monday of each month, during which we discuss fictional or non-fictional books of a skeptical, scientific or atheistic nature.

Please consider bringing a small snack to share. The host will provide coffee, water, and sodas.

Please email book suggestions to David Redmond.

This month's book
Title: "The Good News Club: The Christian Right's Stealth Assault on America's Children"
Author: Katherine Stewart
Pages: 304
Description: In 2009, the Good News Club came to the public elementary school where journalist Katherine Stewart sent her children. The Club, which is sponsored by the Child Evangelism Fellowship, bills itself as an after-school program of “Bible study.” But Stewart soon discovered that the Club’s real mission is to convert children to fundamentalist Christianity and encourage them to proselytize to their “unchurched” peers, all the while promoting the natural but false impression among the children that its activities are endorsed by the school.
Links: Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/The-Good-News-Club-Christian/dp/B008SLSAY6), Barnes & Noble (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-good-news-club-katherine-stewart/1110873195), iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-good-news-club/id499238238), Good Reads (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13132235-the-good-news-club)

Agenda
7:00 to 7:30 - Meet, chat, snack, select the next month's book
7:30 to 8:30 - Discussion: selected book & immediately related topics
8:30 to 9:00 - Discussion: open topic

NOTE: This group originates on the Backyard Skeptics main meetup site. There are usually 7-9 people who sign up on that site, so if you only see one or two here on the BYS Long Beach page, that doesn't mean only 1or 2 people are attending.