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September to December 2013 Freethought Society Newsletter

Here is the Freethought Society (FS) PDF newsletter (September/October/November/December 2013): 

Sept Oct Nov Dec FS 2013 Newsletter-web

In the newsletter you will find the following articles:

  •  Message to Freethought Society Supporters by Margaret Downey
  •  Photos of the Bartram Avenue Clean-Up Project
  • Godless Conference and a Neck Tie by Staks Rosch
  •  2013 Friggatriskaidekaphobia Party Photos
  •  Friggatriskaidekaphobia T-Shirt Order Form
  •  2013 Pennsylvania State Conference Photos
  •  2013 DragonCon Parade Photos                                                                                           
  •  My James Randi Educational Foundation Amazing Meeting Experience by Celestia Ward
  •  Volunteering at The Amazing Meeting by Margaret Downey
  •  Why I am No Longer a Christian by Alberta Parish
  •  Call for Nominations to the Freethought Society Board of Directors
  •  Freethought Society Board of Directors Nomination Form
  • The Freethought Society’s 2013/2014 Three Month Activities Calendar
  •  Supporter Donation Page and St. Croix Cottage Information

 We hope that you will remain or become an active supporter of the great work FS is doing. Please donate to the general fund or select a project you want to help sponsor. All donations to FS are tax-deductible!

If the newsletter inspires you to become more actively involved with FS, please provide us with your contact information, including your phone number and mailing address.

Special events are being planned in your area so don’t miss an opportunity to participate further. All personal information is confidential and will not be shared with other organizations.

We want supporters to stay informed at all times. To keep updated about events, meetings and issues, please sign up to participate in the FS Discussion List:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FS-Discussion/

Check for upcoming events at the FS Meet Up page:  http://www.meetup.com/Freethought-Society-Meetup/

Like FS on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Freethought-Society/147128532024347

Follow FS on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/#!/FreethoughtScty

The Freethought Society News Editorial Staff

Connect with the Freethought Society on Facebook, Meetup and Yahoo Discussions

RR2012 (111 of 179) (1)Our Meetup and the FS discussion forums are for our supporters to discuss any and all issues that interest them. They include event announcements which keep our members and friends updated and informed about FS events and news as well as discussions.

The conversation/discussion topics differ between the Yahoo and Facebook groups. Sign up for both and don’t miss a thing!

Don’t skip our MEETUP group, which has announcements from the Freethought Society AND announcements from other Philadelphia region (PA, DE, NJ) affiliated groups!

To sign up for discussions and announcements:  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FS-Discussion/

The Freethought Society on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Freethought-Society/147128532024347

The FtS meetup: http://www.meetup.com/Freethought-Society-Meetup/

You can also always email us at info@ftsociety.org

Dr. Robert Porter: Invisible Minds and the Magical Universe, Feb. 26, 2013

Dr. Rob Porter

Dr. Robert Porter

 

Please join us at 7:00 PM at the Ludington Library on Tuesday, February 26, 2013. Dr. Robert Porter’s presentation,“Invisible Minds and the Magical Universe” will take place in the large meeting room located on the main level of the Ludington Library. The library address is 5 South Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. A SEPTA stop is located across the street from the library.

Dr. Porter, is the author of The Answer is Never Magic, a Socratic dialog on faith and religion between a skeptic and a believer. A discussion about belief in God, angels, the Devil, worship, prayer, sin and redemption will be presented and Dr. Porter will examine why there seem to be so many believers.

Dr. Porter is a physician, earned his MD from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, PA and completed an Emergency Medicine residency at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Cleveland, OH.  Rob is board certified in Emergency Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Since 1983, he has held a variety of clinical and teaching appointments in the Philadelphia area, most recently at Albert Einstein Medical Center and Thomas Jefferson University.He currently works for Merck, where he is editor-in-chief of The Merck Manuals.

He lives in the Philadelphia area with his wife, elder son and four cats. In addition to indulging his inner philosopher with the publication of The Answer is Never Magic, Dr. Porter is active in progressive politics in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania.

Herb Silverman, “Candidate Without a Prayer” in Philadelphia, 9-28-2012

The Freethought Society and the Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia (EHSP) are delighted to co-host an event featuring Herb Silverman as the special guest and speaker. Silverman’s presentation will begin at 7:00 PM at the EHSP building located at 1906 South Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103. There is a suggested donation of $5.00 at the door to help with costs.

Herb Silverman is founder and president of the Secular Coalition for America, and Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at the College of Charleston. He ran for governor of South Carolina in the 1990s to challenge a state law that required religious belief to hold public office. After an eight-year battle, he won a unanimous decision in the South Carolina Supreme Court, which struck down this religious test requirement.

Silverman’s speech, “Candidate Without a Prayer,” will highlight excerpts from his book of the same name. Books will be sold for $20 each and Silverman will inscribe them as time permits. Continue reading: Herb Silverman, “Candidate Without a Prayer” in Philadelphia, 9-28-2012

Anti-Discrimination Links

http://www.tolerance.org/magazine/number-40-fall-2011/unaffiliated-unite

http://www.tolerance.org/blog/atheist-students-come-out-closet

http://www.tolerance.org/blog/religious-diversity-must-include-nonbelievers

http://www.tolerance.org/activity/respecting-nonreligious-people

http://secular.org/issues/chaplains/position

http://www.secularstudents.org/node/3040

http://www.tolerance.org/sites/default/files/general/tt_non_religious_all.pdf

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiyJzWy3CDQ