Matt Dillahunty at AASF at 3:00 on October 5th
This month we feature atheist superstar Matt Dillahunty. "If tomorrow someone demonstrates there is a god, I am done being an atheist, but I will continue being a skeptic and a humanist. And if the god that someone demonstrates to exist is not a humanist, fuck him!"
Matt talks about non-skeptical atheists, people who are atheists for the wrong reason. Some are born into it; some go there from a sense of betrayal; and some go there because it feels right.
As skeptics we need to recognize that we are all biased and wrong sometimes.
Also skeptics need to understand that magical thinking, the root of religion, is also the root of pseudoscience. Where would psychics be without a prevalent belief that we all have an immortal soul that leaves us when we die? Matt elaborates on this in his talk "Atheism & Skepticism."
Matt is the primary host of the Atheist Experience, one of the most famous atheist podcasts out there, and a regular featured speaker at American Atheist conventions and local conferences. We have teamed with groups in San Jose, Sacramento and Reno to bring him to the Bay Area at an affordable price.
Matt will also speak at East Bay Atheists on Saturday, October 4th at 11:30. Click here for info. Matt's understanding of the subject is so extensive that the two talks will each include unique content. And there will be an extended discussion period with a chance to talk with Matt at dinner afterwards. Consider attending both events!
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When: Sunday, Oct 5th at 3:00
Location: Audre Lorde Room (Upstairs), Women's Building, 3543 18th (at Valencia), San Francisco
Cost: $6 Renting a meeting room means we must charge admittance. We would appreciate exact change if convenient. Most of all we want you to join us for this talk.
Note: The Women's Building is three blocks from the Mission 16th St. BART. If you don't know the neighborhood we suggest that as you reach the top of the stairs from BART, turn right and walk a few yards to 16th. Then turn left on 16th Street and walk to Valencia, then turn left on Valencia to 18th St.
Parking: Garage at 3255 21st Street (at Lexington)
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Atheist Advocates of San Francisco, along with East Bay Atheists, spearheads atheist political activism in the Bay Area. In July 2012 we called for a protest at the Oakland Zoo, demanding the removal of a Ten Commandments monument on city property. Several days before our protest, the Commandments were removed. We recently attended a Santa Clara City Council meeting, along with other activists, in support of removing a cross from a city park. We are working on crosses in Redwood City and Albany, both on public property. If you feel that social events, lectures and cultural events are not enough, you are our people. Please join us.