FreeThought activities for the weekend of May 19, 2012by Don Lacey on May. 18, 2012, under Atheism, Atheist Humor, Christianity, Critical Thinking, Education, Environment, Ethics, Faith, Freethought Events, Fundamentalism, God & Bible, Government, History, Islam, Logic, Materialism, Mormonism, Religion, Science, Separation of Church & State, That's Life!
Last weekend was very busy. Looks like this one will be a bit more laid back. The FreeThougt Arizona calendar of events can be found here.
Tonight, Friday May 18th you can join several of our active members in Sabino Canyon. Several of us join the Tucson Hiking Meetup.com Group as they take a stroll in the night air. The group has two groups that hike the canyon. The first group starts at 6 PM and hikes the full length of the canyon. The second group starts at 7 PM and hike to the 2 mile mark before returning. Going with a large group down a paved trail is a very pleasant experience. You’ll always be able to find someone that will hike at your speed and there are a few in the group that really know about the wild life you’ll undoubtedly see. In the end, many hikers go to the nearby Risky Business on Sunrise Drive for refreshments and conversation. While this is not specifically a “freethought” event many of our members make this hike regularly. It’s a great way to relax after a busy frustrating day at work. For more information visit: http://www.meetup.com/tucsonhiking/.
On Saturday, the Secular Organizations for Sobriety provides a successful and increasingly popular non-religious alternative to 12-Step and other religion-based or pseudo-scientific recovery programs. SOS credits the individual for achieving and maintaining his or her own sobriety, without reliance on any “Higher Power.”SOS supports healthy skepticism and encourages the use of the scientific method to understand alcoholism, drug addiction, or any other compulsive behavior. The SOS Tucson Group provides a safe meeting place for recovering addicts of all types, religious or otherwise, located in the southeastern Arizona area. Their meetings are held every Saturday from 1:30 PM–2:30 PM in the University Medical Center Cafeteria, Dining Room A. For more information, please visit the SOS Tucson website: http://sites.google.com/site/sostucsongroup/
Sunday May 20th a very rare solar eclipse will be visible in our area. The Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association will be on the UofA Mall to help people safely view the eclipse. For more information follow this link: http://nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov/event-view.cfm?Event_ID=36773.
Monday, May 21st you can join the Tucson Atheists at the Denny’s on Speedway, just west of Alvernon at 7PM. This month we’ll be discussing what the United States might be like without the current religious influences. Along with that we’ll be discussing where Atheists get their morals. Finally, when things go our way who should we be thanking? http://www.meetup.com/Tucson-Atheists/