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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.

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“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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Katherine Stewart

The Freethought Society (FS) is pleased to host author Katherine Stewart on SaturdayJanuary 23, 2021 via Zoom. 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.

Katherine Stewart

Stewart’s presentation is entitled “The Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism.”

For too long the religious right has masqueraded as a social movement preoccupied with cultural issues such as abortion and anti-LGBT equality. Stewart reveals a disturbing truth: this is a political movement that seeks to gain power and impose its vision on all of society. America’s religious nationalists aren’t just fighting a culture war, they are waging a political war on the norms and institutions of American democracy. By pulling back the curtain on the movement’s inner workings and leading personalities, Stewart explains how Religious Nationalism works — and how to fight back. 

After a break, plan to stay for a post-event happy hour/social.

Stewart is an American journalist and author who often writes about issues related to the separation of church and state. Her books include The Good News Club: The Christian Right’s Stealth Assault on America’s Children and The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism.

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

www.meetup.com/Freethought-Society-Meetup/

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October Meeting Announcement

FS is pleased to host author and attorney Andrew L. Seidel on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 3:00 PM (EDT)/Noon (PDT) for an online Zoom meeting. Seidel’s presentation, “The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism is Un-American,” is based on his book by the same name. 

Andrew L. Seidel

Please note the information under the headline of this page to learn how you can obtain the Zoom link by registering as a member of the FS Meetup.

Seidel is the Director of Strategic Response at the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF). When not fighting for the First Amendment with FFRF, Andrew writes for SlateThinkProgressReligion News ServiceRewire News and many other publications.

Renowned constitutional scholar Erwin Chemerinsky described The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism is Un-American as “a beautifully written book” that “explodes a frequently expressed myth: that the United States was created as a Christian nation.”

Seidel’s book illustrates that not only is the United States not a Christian nation, but Judeo-Christian principles are fundamentally opposed to the values on which America was founded. Religion, law, and history will collide in this presentation. Seidel will discuss his book and field questions. 

Speaker: Tom Krattenmaker

Presents “A New Vision for Secular Transcendence”

Tom Krattenmaker

The Freethought Society (FS) is pleased to host award-winning author and USA Today columnist Tom Krattenmaker on Saturday, September 192020 at Noon (PDT)/3:00 PM (EDT) for an online Zoom presentation entitled “A New Vision for Secular Transcendence.”

You can obtain the Zoom link by registering as a member of the FS Meetup.

Krattenmaker’s talk will address how religion has faded from importance in contemporary life along with a sense of transcendence, which is traditionally understood as the experience of “rising above” the mundane, ordinary aspects of our lives. Krattenmaker will present his alternative vision for a secular, or horizontal, transcendence that does not depend on belief in a deity or supernatural ideas but, rather, on people’s connections to one another and to life on our imperiled planet. 

As a columnist, Krattenmaker specializes in beliefs and values in public life. He is also the author of three award-winning booksOnward Christian AthletesThe Evangelicals You Don’t Know, and, most recently, Confessions of a Secular Jesus Follower, which was named one of the top two religion books of 2016 by the Religion News Association.