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Dr. Richard Carrier--Defending Naturalism as a Worldview: Why We Should Care

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We are excited to announce that our April 2011 guest speaker will be Dr. Richard Carrier!


EARLY bIRD SESSION: 6-6:45 PM. Informal Q&A session with our speaker. Dr. Carrier will answer your questions on the historicity of Jesus and the origins of early Christianity.


Q&A SESSION: 8-8:30

MEET THE SPEAKER: 8:30- 9 pm Book Signing Event & Social Hour w/ drinks & cookies

Voluntary Admission: $5 payable at the door. (students, fixed income, unemployed FREE)

TOPIC: Defending Naturalism as a Worldview: Why We Should Care


Dr. Richard Carrier, author of Sense and Goodness without
God: A Defense of Metaphysical Naturalism, will talk in plain terms
how to win the culture war through greater attention to worldview
theory. We should all study the philosophy naturalism because every
element is interrelated and stands in direct opposition to
supernatural worldviews used to attack us and make our society
dysfunctional, yet on every point naturalism is obviously correct.
This is a weapon you need to know how to use in order to win the
culture war. Otherwise you are going to be outgunned by the Christian
elite and their mindless flock, who are aware of this weapon's
importance and are already very good at using it. You should be too.
Come see why--and how.

Richard Carrier is a world-renowned author and speaker. As a professional historian, published philosopher, and prominent defender of the American freethought movement, Dr. Carrier has appeared across the country and on national television defending sound historical methods and the ethical worldview of secular naturalism. His books and articles have also received international attention. He holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University in ancient history, specializing in the intellectual history of Greece and Rome, particularly ancient philosophy, religion, and science, with emphasis on the origins of Christianity and the use and progress of science under the Roman empire. He is best known as the author of Sense and Goodness without God and Not the Impossible Faith, and a major contributor to The Empty Tomb, The Christian Delusion, and Sources of the Jesus Tradition, as well as writer and editor-in-chief (now emeritus) for the Secular Web, and for his copious work in history and philosophy online and in print. He is currently working on his next book On the Historicity of Jesus Christ, after which he will expand his dissertation for publication as The Scientist in the Early Roman Empire and Science Education in the Early Roman Empire.

HERE IS A LINK TO WIKIPEDIA INFO ABOUT RICHARD CARRIER (includes links to his website and blog)...

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Why is an atheist and agnostic meeting held at a church?
The UU Church is kind enough to rent us their historic building at a reasonable rate. The UU Church is an outstanding organization that welcomes people who believe in various gods AND people who do not believe in any gods. Many members of the Church are atheists, agnostics, and humanists.