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Freethought Society Zoom online event Seth Andrews

On SaturdayApril 302022, the Freethought Society is pleased to host Seth Andrews at 11:45 AM PDT/2:45 PM EDT.

Andrews is a former evangelical and Christian broadcaster who now hosts The Thinking Atheist…one of the most popular online atheist communities in the world. The Thinking Atheist is not a person. It is an icon encouraging all to reject faith and pursue reason and evidence. Since its launch in 2010, The Thinking Atheist podcast has been downloaded over 50 million times.

Andrews has authored five books, including his latest offering, Christianity Made Me Talk Like an Idiot.”

With a mix of humor and heart, Andrews has spoken for audiences large and small in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia about his former faith, the promotion of science and skepticism, the importance of Humanism in this often crazy world, and why we should all pursue a personal relationship with reality.

The title of Andrews’ presentation is “I Sold My Soul on Twitter.” He will take a candid look at how tribalized, and often cruel, we can become — especially in the era of Covid and social media’s isolating algorithms. When is outrage appropriate, and when are we losing our way in a haze of unnecessary shouting, labeling, calling out, and condemning? Join Andrews for a journey toward re-humanizing ourselves and others in this often crazy world.

The Zoom registration link is: bit.ly/SethAndrews

Chetan Ahimsa Zoom event

The Freethought Society and the American Ethical Union are pleased to host Chetan Ahimsa via Zoom on ThursdayMarch 102022 at 6:45 PM EST/3:45 PM PST. Ahimsa is an actor from Kannada, India and a political/social activist.

The 15-minute pre-event chat social will highlight some of the films Ahimsa has appeared in.

Ahimsa is known for his efforts protesting against the Indian caste system. In June 2021, Ahimsa was arrested by Basavanagudi police who were following a complaint from the president of a little-known organization called “Yuva Vipra Vedike.” Read more at: bit.ly/3Ilf31P

Chetan Ahimsa

Ahimsa fights for equality, justice, rationality, and non-violence. He will tell us what motivates him to be a social activist.

Ahimsa credits his mother, Mangala Kumar, and his father, Amar Kumar (both doctors), for providing him with the willpower to continue his important activism work, but as a young adult Ahimsa studied the writings of Erode Venkatappa Ramasamy.

Revered as “Periyar,” Ramasamy was an Indian social activist and politician who started the Self-Respect Movement called Dravidar Kazhagam. He is known as the Father of the Dravidian, a social movement that advocates to eradicate the ills of the existing caste system including untouchability. Ahimsa will talk about Periyar’s importance in India’s rational thinking movement, the acceptance of atheism, and to himself personally.

Register for this Zoom event at: https://bit.ly/chetan-ahmisa

January / February 2022 Freethought Society (FS) Ezine

Click here to see the January/February 2022 Freethought Society (FS) Ezine.

In the Ezine you will find the following:

  • The 2021 Secular Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos Secular Online Event 
  • Photos from the 2021 Secular Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos Secular
  • Do Atheists Go to Heaven?
    by Herb Silverman
  • Freethought Society Tables at University Job Fair
  • 2021 Freethought Society Secular Student Scholarship Awarded
  • Secular Student Alliance Scholarship Donor Sought
  • The Light of Day: John Burroughs and a Freethinker’s Religion ~ Part One of a Two-Part Essay~
    by Chris Highland
  • Freethought Society President Receives Award
  • Freethought Society Three-Month Zoom Calendar
  • Donation and Information Page

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Secular Student Scholarship Awarded

Secular Student Scholarship Awarded

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 The Freethought Society News Editorial Staff

 

Bob Nygaard on Combating Fortunetelling Fraud

The Freethought Society is pleased to host Bob Nygaard as a Zoom speaker
on Saturday, April 24, 2021. The event starts with a pre-event chat session at
11:45 AM PST/2:45 PM EST.

The formal presentation begins at Noon PST/3:00 PM EST. His speech is
entitled “Combating Fortunetelling Fraud.” He will tell us how he builds
criminal cases against so-called “psychics” who commit fortunetelling fraud.
All of Nygaard’s efforts protect society and he has successfully made victims
whole again.

Nygaard is a retired New York police officer turned private investigator.
Nygaard has recovered millions of dollars for fraud victims around the world.
His many television appearances include ABCs “20/20,” the syndicated
“Crime Watch Daily,” and “Nancy Grace” shows — just to name a few. After
a break, plan to stay for a post-event happy hour/social.

The Zoom link for this event is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88442718331
Meeting ID: 884 4271 8331
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Jeremiah Camara on 2/27/2021

Freethought Society (FS) is pleased to host filmmaker Jeremiah Camara on SaturdayFebruary 272021

The Zoom event starts with a pre-event chat session at 11:45 AM PST/2:45 PM EST. The formal presentation begins at Noon PST/3:00 PM EST.

Camara’s speech title is “What Does He Do?” His presentation will be discussing the uselessness of religious belief in modern times and how gods perform in times of crisis.

Camara is the director and producer of the documentary film Contradiction: A Question of Faith, which examines the saturation of churches in African American communities coexisting with poverty and powerlessness. After a break, plan to stay for a post-event happy hour/social.

RSVP at the below Meetup link to participate in this event:

“What Does He Do?” A presentation by Jeremiah Camara

Saturday, Feb 27, 2021, 2:45 PM

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20 Freethinkers Attending

The Freethought Society is pleased to host filmmaker Jeremiah Camara on Saturday, February 27, 2021. The Zoom event starts with a pre-event chat session at 11:45 AM PST/2:45 PM EST. The formal presentation begins at Noon PST/3:00 PM EST. Camara’s speech title is “What Does He Do?” His presentation will be discussing the uselessness of religious bel…

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