Seth Andrews of "The Thinking Atheist," at AASF on May 23
Seth Andrews, host of "The Thinking Atheist," will speak on "I Love the Idea" at AASF for a special meeting on May 23rd.
From pop culture to religious cultures, Seth takes a humorous and revealing look at belief, cherished heroes, and the true stories hidden beneath the legends.
Andrews, a video producer and former Christian broadcaster, now hosts "The Thinking Atheist," one of the most popular online atheist communities in the world, a site which encourages all to reject faith and embrace doubt, curiosity and reason.
Seth has chronicled his transition from believer to atheist in his autobiography, Deconverted: a Journey from Religion to Reason, and his weekly radio podcast downloaded 1.5 million times a month.
His second book, Sacred Cows: a Lighthearted Look at Belief and Tradition Around the World ,releases Summer 2015.
With a mix of humor and heart, Seth Andrews speaks around the country about his former faith, the rise of reason, and why we should all pursue a personal relationship with reality.
Afterwards we will go for dinner at the Big Lantern at 3170 16th St. at Albion St. Please join us.
When: Saturday, May 23rd at 1:30 (Note Earlier Time!)
Location: Audre Lorde Room (Second Floor), Women's Building, 3543 18th (at Valencia), San Francisco. And please accompany us to dinner after the meeting. We go to the Big Lantern, 3170 16th St. (between Valencia & Guerrero)
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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)
Join the Atheist Contingent in the Pride Parade
Again this year we, along with other groups, will march as the Atheist/Humanist Groups Contingent in the Pride Parade on Sunday, June 28th. We will need Contingent Monitors so please volunteer if you can. Monitors attend a one hour class, and simply make sure our contingent follows the rules. Since that isn't a problem, the job is very easy. The Parade begins at 10:30 AM at Market & Beale, very close to the Embarcadero BART Station. We don't know our gathering location and time yet, but will let you know when we know.
Contingent monitor traing is available on the following dates:
6/9, 8PM - Emeryville
6/13, 11AM - San Francisco
6/14, 1PM - San Francisco
6/15, 7PM - San Francisco
6/21, 1PM - San Francisco
6/24, 7PM - Oakland
6/26, 7PM - San Francisco
Locations will be updated when we get them.
Atheist Political Activism in the Bay Area
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.