Dinner and a Movie: “Bondage and the Bible” Feb 21, 2012

Bondage in the Bible

FS’s “Dinner and a Movie” event format is back by popular demand.

Please bring your own dinner to the Norristown Library Community Room on February 21, 2012 to view Bondage and the Bible. The address of the library is 1001 Powell Street, Norristown, Pennsylvania. For information about public transportation please see the following website: http://www.septa.org/stations/rail/norristown.html

The movie will start at 6:00 PM. Attendees are encouraged to arrive between 5:30 and 5:45 PM to socialize and set up their dinner tables. FS will provide bottled water, napkins and paper plates.

Bondage and the Bible is a 60 minute independent film by Eric Harmon. This film includes the critical analysis of the Bible’s endorsement of  slavery and examines the inconsistent message in the New Testament, which supports slavery and inequality.

Synopsis

Bondage and the Bible tackles the controversial subject of African Americans who follow the bible as “the word of god” despite glaring passages that support and condone the institution of slavery.  The film examines how Old Testament curses and commandments legitimizes slavery and how New Testament scriptures urge slaves to obey even the cruelest of masters.  In addition, the film evaluates the psychological damage that ensues when African American people worship iconic images of a white god.  Using actual bible scriptures and interviews with people ranging from biblical scholars to ordinary citizens, the film offers a diverse look at how the bible’s support of slavery allowed U.S. slave owners to pass on a religion to African Americans that guaranteed an inferior relationship to all things divine.

View the trailer at: www.filmbaby.com/films/3052

Genres: Documentary // African American Heritage      Influences: The History Channel’s Mysteries of the Bible // Jesus Camp

Please RSVP using our Meetup page:  http://www.meetup.com/Freethought-Society-Meetup/events/49602002/

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The January/February 2012 FS Newsletter

The January/February 2012  Freethought News is now available for download or online reading at this link:  Jan_Feb_2012_FS_Newsletter1  

In this newsletter you will find the following articles:

  • Chester County Commissioners Reject the Tree of Knowledge by Margaret Downey
  • Chester County Protest, by Glen Loev
  • A January Evening With Dr. Lawrence Krauss, by Tracy McPherson
  • Evidence that the U. S. is not a “Christian Nation,” by Dom Nozzi
  • FS Supports Building Bid, by Margaret Downey
  • The Freethought Society’s 2012 Four-Month Activities Calendar
  • Review of Christopher Hitchens’ book Hitch 22 by, Ben Ackerley
  • Helping Hands Committee by Margaret Downey
  • A cartoon by Emily Anthony
  • Free Thinkers of Haiti Report on Solar Box Cooker Project

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