Event Calendar

 
Jan
27
Sun
Family Breakfast @ Albert's Family Restuarant, Bonnie Doon Mall
Jan 27 @ 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Bacon, on a Sunday.

Extra Book Club! @ Second Cup Oliver Square
Jan 27 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

As the book club this month at Westwood is one that we have completed in the last year (Jesus Interrupted) , we thought we’d have an extra book club this month.

The Big Picture – Sean Carroll
On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself

In The Big Picture, Sean Carroll ties together the fundamental laws of physics governing the workings of the cosmos with the everyday human experience we all share. The book takes us on a breathtaking journey from the origin of the universe, through the evolution of life and consciousness, to the eternal question of what it all really means.

Jan
29
Tue
Trivia Pub Night @ Sherlock Holmes
Jan 29 @ 8:45 PM – 11:00 PM

Sherlock Holmes runs a trivia night on Tuesdays, join our team ”The Heathens”!

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.

Jan
31
Thu
Food Bank Volunteer Event @ Edmonton Food Bank
Jan 31 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Help out sorting food at the Food Bank! The Food Bank also have modified activities for those with limited mobility, so don’t worry if you can’t lift heavy things, we’ll find a spot for you!

Meet outside the warehouse at 5:50 pm.

This event is a joint effort, hosted by both the Secular Humanists of Alberta, and the Society of Edmonton Atheists. Board member Mark will be your contact.

Please register if you are attending by emailing: president@edmontonatheists.ca or message the page.

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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