Guest speaker David Orenstein is co-author of Godless Grace: How Nonbelievers are Making the World Safer, Richer and Kinder.
It is still conventional wisdom, especially among fundamentalist Christians, that God is the source of all morality and it’s impossible for a nonbeliever to be a good person. That atheists and other nonbelievers are per se immoral. And it’s utterly false. Co-authors David Orenstein and Linda Ford Blaikie disprove the smear in the most persuasive possible way: by telling the stories of dozens of real-life nonbelievers who devote their lives to doing good for others. In addition, going beyond the individual profiles, Godless Grace presents a comprehensive picture of nonbelief around the world and predicts where the movement is heading.
Dr. David Orenstein is a full professor and department chairperson at CUNY Medgar Evers College. He is a national and international speaker on issues related to the freethought movement. His writings can be found in American Atheist Magazine, The Humanist Magazine and other print and online freethought publications. He also publishes in higher education and technology journals. He serves as the American Humanist Association’s representative to the United Nations through the DPI/NGO program.
The program will start at 1:30pm in the Community Room (on the right just inside the front entrance).
A Q&A session and book signing will follow the talk.
Free and open to the public. Refreshments provided. After the meeting, everyone is welcome to join us for an early dinner at 4pm at Ruby Tuesday, 250 Davidson Ave, Somerset.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 7:00 PM: Monthly Dinner
Come out for dinner and camaraderie with fellow humanists and atheists in your area! Always an interesting conversation and new participants are always welcome. If you're new, just tell the staff you're with the meetup group.
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- Carl Sagan
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- from Humanist Manifesto III
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