Event Calendar

 
Dec
14
Fri
Westwood Unitarian Movie Night @ Westwood Unitarian Church
Dec 14 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

**THIS EVENT IS HOSTED BY WESTWOOD UNITARIAN CHURCH**

Please join us at the Church on Friday Dec 14th at 7:00 PM for a screening of Waterwalker. Bill Mason’s 1984 documentary of a canoe journey into the Ontario wilderness. 1984, 1 hour 26 min.

Dec
22
Sat
Winter Solstice Party
Dec 22 @ 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM

This is a family friendly POT LUCK event, so please bring a dish to share. SEA will provide plates, cutlery, glasses/wine glasses and napkins as well as some soft drinks.

This is at Karen’s house, so a full kitchen is available for those that need to finish off their food item or warm it up. (stove, double oven, microwave) There are also plenty of outlets for plugging in crock pots.

Generally we eat between 5:00pm and 6pm, then play games for the rest of the evening.

Please note there are pets in this house (although they will be kept in closed rooms) so if you have allergies best to take some anti-histamine meds prior.

Contact the SEA via messaging, info@edmontonatheists.ca for the exact address

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Jan
8
Tue
Monthly Round Table @ Clareview Edmonton Library
Jan 8 @ 7:00 PM – 8:45 PM

Board member Tamara will be discussing the pseudoscience behind what is know as  ”Applied Kinesiology.”

**OUR LOCATION HAS TEMPORARILY CHANGED**
Our contact at the University has given up room booking privileges and we can no longer meet there until we find a new contact (we’re working on it). We thought we’d try out various other locations to see if any others suit us okay in the meanwhile.

Clareview Library

PARKING:  There is ample parking at this location and it’s only a few blocks from an LRT line.

 

We meet afterwards for drinks and continued conversation, starting around 9pm.

Jan
30
Wed
Book Club – with Westwood Unitarian
Jan 30 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

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 members.

All are welcome – atheists, humanists, agnostics, and theists and of course ‘free thinkers!!

The club members have chosen the following texts for this coming season.

This month we are reviewing

Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (And Why We Don’t Know About Them) by Bart D. Ehrman

The problems with the Bible that New Testament scholar Bart Ehrman discussed in his bestseller Misquoting Jesus—and on The Daily Show with John Stewart, NPR, and Dateline NBC, among others—are expanded upon exponentially in his latest book: Jesus, Interrupted. This New York Times bestseller reveals how books in the Bible were actually forged by later authors, and that the New Testament itself is riddled with contradictory claims about Jesus—information that scholars know… but the general public does not. If you enjoy the work of Elaine Pagels, Marcus Borg, John Dominic Crossan, and John Shelby Spong, you’ll find much to ponder in Jesus, Interrupted.

Feb
27
Wed
Book Club – with Westwood Unitarian
Feb 27 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

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 members.

All are welcome – atheists, humanists, agnostics, and theists and of course ‘free thinkers!!

The club members have chosen the following texts for this coming season.

This month we are reviewing

Cows, Pigs, Wars, and Witches: The Riddles of Culture by Marvin Harris

One of America’s leading anthropolgists offers solutions to the perplexing question of why people behave the way they do.
Why do Hindus worship cows? Why do Jews and Moslems refuse to eat pork? Why did so many people in post-medieval Europe believe in witches?
Marvin Harris answers these and other perplexing questions about human behavior, showing that no matter how bizarre a people’s behavior may seem, it always stems from identifiable and intelligble sources

Mar
27
Wed
Book Club – with Westwood Unitarian
Mar 27 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

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 members.

All are welcome – atheists, humanists, agnostics, and theists and of course ‘free thinkers!!

The club members have chosen the following texts for this coming season.

This month we are reviewing

 The Good Atheist: Living a Purpose-Filled Life Without God by Dan Barker

How Does an Atheist Respond to the Question, What Is the Purpose of Life?
For a Christian, it is faith that gives their life purpose. In his best-selling book The Purpose Driven™ Life: What on Earth Am I Here For?, Rick Warren says, “You must begin with God. You were born by his purpose and for his purpose.”
But as a non-believer, your purpose resides in yourself; it is yours alone to discover and develop. It’s about choosing to live your own life for your own reasons. No one can dictate your purpose. You decide.
This book will help you understand and appreciate why freely choosing to help and cooperate with others is the true path to finding purpose. Life does not need purpose: Purpose needs life. To punctuate this point, The Good Atheist includes inspiring biographies of humanity’s true heroes—men and women who did not waste their lives as slaves to a God, but rather found purpose in enhancing life on this Earth for all of us.

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