Our next first-Sunday monthly service will be on September 1st at 10:30 AM. The August service was a delightful exploration of what science is and isn't, why some believers insist that “science is not enough” and needs supernaturalism — especially Divine Command Ethics — and whether and for what science is “enough” or “not enough.” There is an entry in the FORUMS on this website HERE and the August bulletin, “Science: Is It Enough?” is HERE.
Our September service on the 1st will feature a presentation on “Statistics, Lies and Damned Lies.” Obviously, the subject relates in important ways to science. It may seem to some to be a boring and difficult subject but the fact is that it's not at all boring, though its mathematical methods can seem daunting. More importantly, statistical manipulation of data is critically important in science and in the ways that science affects public policy and all sorts of things that affect our daily lives. Ignorance of the basic concepts of statistics can therefore be quite hazardous. Too, statistics can be abused, giving rise to the idea that it can be classed with “lies” and “damned lies.” But, properly used, statistics can help us uncover reasonable ways of knowing and acting. We plan to talk about all that and more! Come join us as we enjoy learning and thinking about what really matters. Help us explore the important questions and puzzles of real life and the real human experience. Our meeting location for this coming service and for the rest of 2019 will be the Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Hotel located not too far from where we had been meeting previously near 114. Look at the map on the right. And if you are not signed up to get our monthly e-reminder of the monthly service you can sign up for that by scrolling to the bottom of this page.
Bring your friends and family! Even believers might like to — and should — find out what atheists do at church! We don't bite! Have kids? Bring them too as we offer free childcare and "Sunday School" aimed at helping our younger Freethinkers cope with the challenges of growing up by learning to ask questions instead of just being spoon-fed "the answers." If they're too young for that — it is OK even to bring infants! — we'll look after and/or entertain them too. We want them to have a great time! Children of all ages need to learn that Freethinking is exciting, important, and absolutely "normal." In fact, Freethought is extraordinary!