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REVIVAL - Sam Singleton (Grand Rapids)

Join us for a Revival with Sam Singleton!

Revival is a satiric enactment of an old time revival meeting like Brother Sam went to as a boy. It has singing, testimonies, a sermon, all the things you’d expect, except godliness. And the audience takes part throughout.

About the Speaker: Writer-actor Roger Scott Jackson’s satiric Sam Singleton, Atheist Evangelistis a comedic character, not a comedian. His shows are best described as one-man theater pieces with audience participation. The 2012 premiere of Cats, Sheep and Goats: The Taxonomy of Atheists, Believers and Preachers marked his fifth work in as many years.

Those with strong views on the existence or nonexistence of God may see what Brother Sam does as activism, though he insists his aim is simply to get some stuff off his chest: “Somebody else, who had to deal with snake-handling tongues-speakers as a child, might become a homicidal maniac or a teacher at a Bible college. I talk to the world’s most astute ticket-buyers.”

Roger Scott Jackson has worked as a fish-gutter, bartender, reporter, and English teacher: “Though Brother Sam is not strictly autobiographical, he is fabricated from my own experience, which is to say, I start by telling the truth, then heap on lies. Of course, like Brother Sam, I do happen to be an atheist.”


We host local and national Lecturers to speak on many different topics including: science, religion, philosophy, social issues, politics, atheism, humanism, agnosticism, skepticism, deism, evolution, morality and ethics, secularism, rationalism, psychology, and others. [list] [*]Meetings are open to the Public [*]Cost: FREE / $5.00 Suggested Donation. [*]After the meeting, join us at Vitale's Restaurant, 834 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI to socialize. [*]Contact: Jennifer Beahan, [masked],[masked] [/list]

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