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Sacramento Freethinkers Atheists & Nonbelievers (FAN) October Meetup

  • Oct 20, 2009 · 7:00 PM
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We have again scored a very impressive speaker for our October FAN meeting! I strongly suggest you come hear this talk because Richard is at the forefront of the atheist movement and in the know as much as any speaker we can hope to get to come to visit us here in Sacramento. Richard Carrier, PhD, will give a presentation entitled: "Embracing Naturalism as a Worldview". Here is an abstract of his talk: We all have a worldview, whether we know it or not. Everything is guided by it, our morals, our politics, our methods of deciding what's true or false, even which doctor we go to. So what if naturalism is the only credible worldview? How does that affect your morals, your politics, your methods? Find out as Dr. Richard Carrier, author of Sense and Goodness without God: A Defense of Metaphysical Naturalism, explains what naturalism is and how it matters, and then takes questions from the audience. He'll be selling and signing copies of his book afterward, along with his new book Not the Impossible Faith.

Richard Carrier is a nationally-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. 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, 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. To learn more about Dr. Carrier and his work follow the links below.

Feel free to come as early as 6:30 for some time for introductions, catching up, and talking about current events.

Starting at 7:00 we will give a few updates and begin the presentation.

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  • Jim L.

    This was my first SacFAN meeting, and I really enjoyed it. Richard was a great, albeit fast, presenter, and I definitely walked away with some good thoughts. I had no cash, otherwise I would have bought his book.

    October 30, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great meet-up! Great speaker! very knowledgable on the subject. It's always difficult to have enough time to answer everyone's questions but I think obtaining materials from the author and checking out his website and others will provide an expanded network to discuss this issues further.

    October 22, 2009

  • MrLambda

    Richard is ALWAYs an interesting speaker!

    October 21, 2009

  • Bakari

    Really nice gathering and thought-provoking presentation last night by Richard Carrier. I like the direction this group taking, and I look forward to participating more.

    October 21, 2009

  • Deborah K.

    Richard Carrier is knowledgeable and well spoken, although speaking way too fast ... I wanted to ask him to SLOW down.
    I bought the book and am considering it the perfect resource I need right now.
    Thanks so much for having him.

    October 21, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great talk and I enjoyed getting together afterwards and chatting. Thanks for putting this on!

    October 21, 2009

  • Brenda F

    Very good lecture by Richard. I am looking forward to reading his book.

    October 20, 2009

  • Bill P.

    Very good choice of speaker, plus a very friendly and mostly knowledgeable crowd.

    October 20, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi friends,
    I'm a huge fan of linktv and freespeechtv (fstv) on Dish and not long ago I saw the most amazing documentary 3 part series called History of disbelief. Has anyone seen this ?

    October 19, 2009

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