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Resist fundamentalist anti-science book-burning

From: Francis
Sent on: Saturday, February 21, 2009 11:49 AM
The American Humanist Association's Humanist Charities is collecting used textbooks to restock the medical libraries of Afghanstan destroyed by the Taliban.

In fundamentalist Islam, it's a sin to portray the human body. Teachers trying to train civilian medical workers to relieve the suffering of the people are handicapped. Imagine trying to teach anatomy or physiology without illustrated biology textbooks.

Humanists in Las Vegas will forward collected books to the schools in Afghanistan. Please go through your closets and dig out those old biology textbooks. The Humanist Fellowship of San Diego will ship them to Las Vegas for forwarding.

You may wish to buy copies of medical textbooks from your nearest used book store and donate them. We will continue collecting books until May 1st.

You can drop off donated books at Libertalia Caf?, Hillcrest, or at any of the weekly meetings of the Humanist Fellowship of San Diego at the downtown Public Library each Sunday at 2.

Christian missionaries give Bibles to suffering people. Humanists do something more practical - they send science textbooks. Will you help?

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nonbelievers. We are shaped by every language and culture, drawn from
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