Sunday, February 15, 2009

Morality Without Gods: Part 2

Morality Without Gods: Part 2

Tuesday, March 3, 6:30 - 9:00
New York University
The Silver Center - Room 703
100 Washington Square East

Across the planet with unjust wars, uncertainty & convulsions in people’s lives, belief in gods and religion is rising. Broad controversy and debate rages over god, atheism, faith, and science. Last November, an overflow crowd came out at NYU for Morality Without Gods: Part 1. Don’t miss Part 2, when 3 non-believers will discuss their views on:

  • If you don't believe in god, where do you get your morality from?
  • Why is science not just "another belief system”?
  • Could we/should we do away with belief in gods?


with

Massimo Pigliucci - Professor of Biology and Philosophy at SUNY - Stony Brook, author, with Jonathan Kaplan, of Making Sense of Evolution: The Conceptual Foundations of Evolutionary Biology, and Denying Evolution: Creation, Scientism & the Nature of Science. Massimo is a regular columnist for Skeptical Inquirer and Philosophy Now.

Sunsara Taylor - writer for Revolution newspaper and a host on Equal Time for Freethought on WBAI-NY. Sunsara is currently on a national campus speaking tour for AWAY WITH ALL GODS! Unchaining the Mind and Radically Changing the World, the recent book by Bob Avakian.

Paul Eckstein - Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Bergen Community College, Paramus NJ, Adjunct Lecturer in Philosophy at Montclair State University, and a host on Equal Time for Freethought Radio on WBAI-NY.

Moderated by:

Matthew LaClair – student at Eugene Lang College, student President of The Center for Inquiry on Campus and on the Board of Directors of Secular Student Alliance. Matthew came to national attention when as a high school student in Kearny, NJ, he challenged his history teacher who was preaching his religious beliefs in class.

Sponsored by:

Equal Time for Freethought on WBAI and Atheists, Agnostics & Freethinkers at NYU

Tuesday, March 3, 6:30 - 9:00

New York University
The Silver Center - Room 703
100 Washington Square East

[6 to Astor Place, N,R,W to 8th Street, A,C,E,B,D,F,V to West 4th St.]

for more information: Equal Time For Freethought or call 347-933-0776

Joan Hirsch
Tour Coordinator
917-520-6963

Sunsara Taylor campus speaking tour. A talk on Away With All Gods! Unchaining the Mind and Radically Changing the World.

5 comments:

  1. But, but, I thought Ray Comfort had already settled this question. Without gods, we're immoral by definition.

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  2. THE PROBLEM IS THE CAPITALISTS AND RIGHT WINGERS HAVE TWISTED THE REAL HISTORICAL JESUS DOCTRINES AND THE BIBLE TEACHINGS WHICH ARE SOCIALISTIC IN NATURE INDEED !!

    SOCIALISTS SHOULD DECONSTRUCT THE RIGHT-WING IDEOLOGY OF MOST RIGHT-WING CHRISTIAN CHURCHES

    ONLY JESUS CHRIST, MARX, TROTKSY, LENIN, AND LIBERATION THEOLOGY CAN SAVE USA FROM SATAN AND THE DARK FORCES OF THIS WORLD!!

    Only love, Jesus Christ, Marx, Trotsky, Lenin, Mao, Liberation-Theology, humanism, forgiveness, morality, peace, and a total spiritual change in each american citizen can save this country from collapse !!

    the house of lucifer and the dark forces of this evil world are at the powerful monetary and military entities: The Pentagon, IMF, White House, World Bank, Bilderbergs, etc.

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  3. Sorry, M-S. Jesus is just a character in a book and superstition — however well-intentioned — causes more problems than it solves. We have to learn how to face reality without the crutches of gods, prophets, and priests.

    There are no supernatural causes for our problems, and no supernatural cures. Our problems are material and — because human beings are material beings and individual and social psychology are material phenomena — the solutions must be material as well.

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  4. ONLY JESUS CHRIST, MARX, TROTKSY, LENIN, AND LIBERATION THEOLOGY AND CAPS LOCK!!!!! CAN SAVE USA FROM SATAN AND THE DARK FORCES OF THIS WORLD!!

    Fixed.

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  5. AV, you owe me a keyboard: my old one in inoperative due to large amounts of nasal-mucus contaminated coffee.

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