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Nowhere in the entire world has there been a Friday the Thirteenth online anti-superstition bash until now! Please join the Freethought Society and the Center for Inquiry (CFI) as we cure people of their superstitions during the virtual opening of the famous Friggatriskaidekaphobia Treatment Center on Friday, August 13, 2021 at 3:45 PM PDT/6:45 PM EDT. During the Pre-Event Social, singer Rich DeSimone will perform a mini-concert of Frank Sinatra songs, including “Luck be a Lady” and “Witchcraft.”

Friggatriskaidekaphobia doctors and nurses will provide long-distance treatments that will involve humorous and fun-loving interaction as superstitions are dispelled and cured. A “Clean Bill of Mental Health” will be awarded to participants who participate and follow the “doctor’s orders.” Don’t miss your chance to take an anti-horoscope consulting pledge and participate in trashing your Zodiac sign. Join us by sitting under a ladder or umbrella. Prizes for the best Zoom box will be awarded.

The 2021 Friggatriskaidekaphobia Treatment Center will be offering a continuing education session with famous Skeptic and “Anti-Superstition Professor of Rational Thinking” Benjamin Radford. His presentation is entitled “The Curse of Magical Thinking.”

Though magical thinking can seem wonderful, imbuing the world with meaning and magic, there is a darker side to it. From lucky rabbit’s feet (not so lucky for the rabbit!) to gambler’s fallacies, Radford will examine psychological, cultural, and folkloric aspects of superstition, curses, luck, and much more. Though some magical beliefs are harmless, others can have unexpectedly harmful and even deadly consequences. Learn about the history of these beliefs as well as how to replace magical beliefs with science and reason.

Radford has degrees in psychology and education, and is a Research Fellow with the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. He is the author of a dozen books on critical thinking, science education, and media literacy. Radford is Deputy Editor of Skeptical Inquirer science magazine and co-host of the podcast “Squaring the Strange.”

To poke fun at fortunetelling, Christina Magallanes-Jones will be attending as the Friggatriskaidekaphobia Treatment Center’s Miss Fortune Teller. She will be using her special deck of “Tarot-Bull” cards to predict your future.

We will also have a mirror breaking ceremony so have goggles, a hammer, a mirror and a trash can close by.

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Join PZ Myers, Tom Flynn and Dave Silverman at Friday the 13th – Anti-Superstition Bash!

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The Freethought Society’s (FS) next Anti-Superstition Bash will be held on Friday, May 13, 2011 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM in the beautiful Corinthian Yacht Club. The Club is located at 300 West 2nd Street, Essington, PA 19029.

DJ Dance Party featuring Ladder Limbo, Horoscope Trashing, Open your umbrellas to fast and slow dances, Mirror Breaking Ceremony, Piñata, and much more! Anti-superstition Docs/nurses, psychic fortune teller, etc. Cash bar, free Hors d’Oeuvres. (No BYOB.) Door Prizes!

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Bring your friends to come meet and chat with our special guests PZ MYERS, TOM FLYNN amd DAVE SILVERMAN!

Acclaimed caricature artist EMILY ANTHONY will be on hand offering caricatures for a small fee ($10), a portion of which will be donated to FS…  author STEPHEN UHL has donated copies of his book “Imagine No Superstition” to be sold for just $5 at this party only! ALL proceeds benefit FS!    Continue reading: Join PZ Myers, Tom Flynn and Dave Silverman at Friday the 13th – Anti-Superstition Bash!

2008 Anti-Superstition Party Photos

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2006 Anti-Superstition Party Photos

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