This month at East Bay Atheists, Matt McCormick speaks on "Coming Back from the Dead in Jerusalem and Witchcraft at Salem: Why We Should Reject Christianity." The talk is based on his book, Atheism & the Case Against Christ. Matt teaches philosophy at Sacramento State.
Prof. McCormick will focus on the tendency of many believers to reject modern day myths and yet accept the ancient myth of Jesus.
"How can we consistently accept the resurrection of Jesus and reject the existence of real witchcraft at the Salem Witch Trials? How can we deny the occurrence of countless miracle reports from televangelists and faith healers, and accept the resurrection of Jesus? How can we be skeptical about new age healings, ghosts, and paranormal phenomena, but accept the resurrection of Jesus?
"The answer: We can't. The reasonable and consistent person will reject them all."
Copies of the book will be on sale for $19. Matt will sign them.
Afterwards we will go to dinner at King Dong Restaurant, 2429 Shattuck Ave. (near Haste) in Berkeley. Please join us.
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When: Sunday, January 20th, 1:30 - 3:30 PM
Location: Berkeley Main Library, 3rd Floor Meeting Room, 2090 Kittredge St., One Block From Downtown Berkeley BART
BART Access: From the downtown Berkeley BART Station, walk 1.5 blocks south on Shattuck Avenue, then turn right on Kittredge. The library is a half block down the street on the left.
Parking: The city parking lot at Allston & Harold Way, a short block from the library, is $5 for the entire day on Sunday. If you don’t mind walking, take University to MLK, turn right and then instead of proceeding left on Allston to the parking lot, turn right. In several blocks you will see parking on the side streets.
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Our next meeting will be in the library on February 17th. Details to follow.