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New Meetup: Burnsville Book Club: "Why I Am Not a Christian" - Bertrand Russell

From: Eric
Sent on: Friday, August 6, 2010 8:01 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Minnesota Atheists Meetup Group!

What: Burnsville Book Club: "Why I Am Not a Christian" - Bertrand Russell

When: Wednesday, September 1,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Davanni's
14639 CR 11
Burnsville, MN 55337

We'll be discussing Why I'm Not a Christian by Bertrand Russell. The discussion begins at 7pm in the Davanni's "Party Room", but feel free to arrive at 6:30 for dinner. The evening usually concludes around 9pm after everyone has an opportunity to share their book recommendations and other ideas for group events.

In October, with the spirit of Halloween in mind, we'll be discussing The Satanic Bible by Anton Szander Lavey.


Product Description for "Why I Am Not a Christian":

Dedicated as few men have been to the life of reason, Bertrand Russell has always been concerned with the basic questions to which religion also addresses itself -- questions about man's place in the universe and the nature of the good life, questions that involve life after death, morality, freedom, education, and sexual ethics. He brings to his treatment of these questions the same courage, scrupulous logic, and lofty wisdom for which his other work as philosopher, writer, and teacher has been famous. These qualities make the essays included in this book perhaps the most graceful and moving presentation of the freethinker's position since the days of Hume and Voltaire.

"I am as firmly convinced that religions do harm as I am that they are untrue," Russell declares in his Preface, and his reasoned opposition to any system or dogma which he feels may shackle man's mind runs through all the essays in this book, whether they were written as early as 1899 or as late as 1954.

The book has been edited, with Lord Russell's full approval and cooperation, by Professor Paul Edwards of the Philosophy Department of New York University. In an Appendix, Professor Edwards contributes a full account of the highly controversial "Bertrand Russell Case" of 1940, in which Russell was judicially declared "unfit" to teach philosophy at the College of the City of New York.

Whether the reader shares or rejects Bertrand Russell's views, he will find this book an invigorating challenge to set notions, a masterly statement of a philosophical position, and a pure joy to read.


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