Weekend FreeThought Event Summaryby Don Lacey on Jun. 16, 2012, under Atheism, AZ Politics, Christianity, Critical Thinking, Education, Ethics, Faith, Freethought Events, God & Bible, Government, History, Materialism, Reason, Religion, Science, Separation of Church & State, Skepticism
A summary of FreeThought Activities:
June 16, Saturday—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. Our 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.
June 17, Sunday—Lecture by John L. Abraham, “What Nobody Ever Told You About Advance Directives.” Duval Auditorium at UMC, 1501 N Campbell Ave – Free Parking on Sundays. Our Duval Auditorium events are FREE to all. Episcopal Priest & Certified Fellow in Thanatology Will speak on death and dying and help you learn how to have your wishes honored regarding end-of-life care.
Sunday, June 17—Time 1:00PM - 3:00PM, Please join us on Sunday June 17thth following lunch at DuVal Auditorium. It will be held in the same auditorium as the morning lecture. Our second in hopefully a long series will be “Extreme Dinosaurs: Science of Giants” a BBC Documentary, followed by another BBC Documentary “How Did We Get Here”.
Monday, June 18th—in a country where the most intelligent people are effectively barred from high political office because of their lack of belief in an imaginary being. The best armed civilization in all of history is in the hands only those that respond to directives from an invisible entity. In a country where our current leaders with their irrational beliefs find it is more important to protect potential life than care for the already living–the sick, the disabled, and the old. In a country where it is more important to teach children that the ideas from a Bronze Age relic are more truthful than the results of careful scientific investigations and reasoning. In a country where we are expected to respect a persons belief in things that can’t be proven. What is an Atheist to do? The subject of the last meeting was, “What would the United States’ society look like without religious influence?” The subject tonight is, “What’s the best way to make that happen?” Also, Ashley Paramore, Development Director, Secular Student Alliance will be in attendance with a short presentation and to answer some questions about her organization. http://www.meetup.com/Tucson-Atheists/