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FreeThinkers Book Club – April Selection

We had a great discussion in March and were “blessed” with participation by two friends from Society of Edmonton Atheists. Hopefully we will be able to induce the SEA president Karen  Kerr to talk to us on a Sunday morning next year. In line with the CUCs focus on water issues this spring, , the …

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Humanists, Freethinkers and Christmas

Many Freethinkers (also often referred to as Humanists) have trouble with Christmas. This is not only because of excess consumption, rabid commercialization or sentimental angst. Rather we have trouble getting over the distinctive “Christian narrative” that for some makes “Jesus the (only!) Reason for the Season”. This severely limited view of the annual celebration completely …

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Westwood Freethinkers’ Book Club Trigger Questions. Nov. 2018

Westwood Freethinkers’ Book Club Trigger Questions. Nov. 2018 Nov. 28, 2018 Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress by Steven Pinker (below from Amazon, the publicist and retailer!) If you think the world is coming to an end, think again: people are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives, and while our …

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FreeThinkers Book Club

Coming off a  record breaking attendance at October’s meeting  – 14 people, The Free Thinker Book club next discusses Steven Pinker’s Enlightenment Now.  For those who’d rather listen than read, the audio book can be borrowed from the library or there are numerous videos on YouTube in which Pinker talks about the Enlightenment 7:00 PM, …

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Westwood Unitarian FreeThinkers’ Book Club 2018-19 Schedule

The FreeThinker Book club meets in the basement of the Westwood Unitarian Church at 7:00 PM on the last Wednesday of the month from Oct-March. The format varies but typically begins with a round table check-in and first reactions to the book. This is followed by a free ranging discussion, triggered by questions from other …

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Another celebration of our community – hold the date May 27th!

Another celebration of our community – hold the date May 27th!   May 27th, 2018 from 12-2 p.m. we will hold our Annual General Meeting. We will also be celebrating 10 years with Rev. Anne, our Free Thinker certification thanks to Terry Anderson, and The Spirit of Truth with the children.  Keep your eyes open …

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Free Thinker Friendly Book Club

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Wed April 25, 2018, 7:00 PM in the Church Basement April book: The Atheist Muslim: A Journey from Religion to Reason The Free Thinker Friendly bookclub is a group of friendly people who meet monthly to discuss and share knowledge about humanism, secularism, atheism and related topics. All our welcome! Preview this Book by Ali …

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The Pros and Cons of Raising Your Kids with Religion

This month the Free Thinkers Book Club goes multi-media- or at least to audio. We will listen to and then discuss a podcast of a 2017 CBC Tapestry program that focuses on a number of families experiences helping their children become religiously literate while they remain secular in their own beliefs. The Pros and Cons …

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FreeThinker’s Book Club

This book club meets in the Church Basement monthy for thoughts and discussion related to an important text. This month, Wed. Jan. 24, 2018  7:00- 8:30 PM features Good Without God: What a Billion Nonreligious People Do Believe. by Greg Epstein  Preview this book A provocative and positive response to Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and other …

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2017/12/09 Atheists, Freethinkers and Humanists in our Unitarian Closets

Click here for PDF text of this talk. Media Type: PDF Text Speaker: Terry Anderson, Ph.D. December 10, 2017 Topic: Atheists, Humanists and FreeThinkers in our Unitarian Closets. This sermon explores the historical home that Unitarians have always provided for those uncomfortable with superstition, theistic views and credal orthodoxy.

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