Past Meetup

Maple Grove Book Club: Why We Believe in God(s) by J. Anderson Thomson, Jr.

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After entering the store, head left past the Service Desk, take the last door on the left (see coat rack), hook a hard left up the stairs and take the first door on the left. Leftists, we are. :)

I'm hoping to be able to join you this month, but it seems unlikely since my total knee replacement is on 11/14. I certainly won't be driving by then, and I doubt that I'll be strong enough to even make it up those stairs or be coherent enough with all the pain meds to have an inteligible discussion, but miracles can happen, right? ;)

If someone wants to take the reins and host for me, I will gratefully add your name to this event. Otherwise, you can just carry on as you did last month when I couldn't make it at the last minute. Just be sure to do introductions if there are new people present.

Why We Believe in God(s): A Concise Guide to the Science of Faith is a very SHORT, tiny book that can literally fit in your pocket, and some of us can probably read it in a couple of hours. "Why We Believe In God(s) provides a brief and accessible guide to the exciting new discoveries that allow us to finally understand why and how the human mind generates, accepts, and spreads religious beliefs." I saw Dr. Thomson's talk on this book at the conference this past August, and it was compelling.

December: Atheist Voices of Minnesota: An Anthology of Personal Stories by 36 Minnesotans

January: Unorthodox : the scandalous rejection of my Hasidic roots / Deborah Feldman.