May 19 – What are your recommended magazines and web sites? -at Public Library
In May we return to the Huntsville public library, meeting room A/B, at the main branch. Meeting time is 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
April 21 — Discussion meeting at Books-a-Million
The April meeting will be in the coffee shop at Books-a-Million on the northwest corner of University Drive and Memorial Parkway in Huntsville, Ala. That’s Sunday, April 21, 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Topic: What are you reading and watching?
In May we return to the Huntsville public library, meeting room A/B, at the main branch.
Meeting place 17 March 2013
Dear fellow Humanists and friends!Travis and Louise spent the day looking at coffee shops to meet in.We decided on Books-a-Million (University and the Parkway) for Sunday’s meeting from 2:00 to 3:30. If we like it, we can continue to meet there. We are looking for a regular place to meet – your suggestions are very welcome!This month’s agenda: Casual conversation about current topics, for example- Pope Francis,- congress and Alabama state legislation session- other social justice actions?Thanks to Tom Meier for coordination donations to Engineers Without Borders and event publicity for us!Upcoming events:- a table at the UAH Non-theists Atheist week event (April 13) from 2 to 6 PM- a booth at the 2013 Rocket City Pride festival on June 23rd from 1 PM to ??.
North Alabama Humanists meet Sunday, February 17 2:00 p.m.
Humanists of North Alabama will meet Sunday, February 17, at 2:00 PM at the home of Ilene Sparks, 2018 Hobbs Road, Apt. 8. Instead of a formal meeting with a program topic, Ilene will be your host for a social gathering. Ilene and the group will devote some time to Humanist poetry. Guests may bring their favorite Humanist poetry along with light refreshments, wine, and soft drinks, though it’s not necessary.
We look forward to warming up a cold winter’s day with this intimate Humanist gathering.
Atheist Pride Day at the University of Alabama in Huntsville – Sat. Apr 13, 2 – 6 p.m.
UAH Non-Theists organize 2013 Atheist Pride Day at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (video)
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on April 11, 2013 at 8:44 PM
(reprinted from Al.com and the Huntsville Times)
The free event will give non-believers an opportunity to meet other like-minded people, and counter the stigma against non-believers, according to Charles Miller, Alabama state director of American Atheists and executive director of the Secular Coalition for Alabama.
The event will be held at the UAH Exhibit hall. Featured speakers include Matthew Blendermann, founder of UAH-Nontheists, and Charles Miller, Alabama State Director of American Atheists and Executive Director of Secular Coalition for Alabama.
The afternoon’s events also offer musicians, comedians and games.
Entertainment includes the band “Scripted Failures” and comedian Blair Scott, a past director of Alabama Atheists who is also active nationally with American Atheists. Other speakers include Matthew Blendermann, founder of UAH-Nontheists, and Charles Miller.
Debate – “Is the Christian Faith Reasonable?” February 9, 2013 – David Marshall vs Richard Carrier
“Is the Christian Faith Reasonable?”
February 9, 2013 – David Marshall vs Richard Carrier
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Chan Auditorium (Need a map?)
Event will be free and open to the public. Following the debate, both participants will do book-signing/selling in the lobby.
Humanists of the Shoals to hear Thomas Paine talk
Unitarian Universalist of the Shoals 1332 North Pine Street ~ Florence, Alabama 35630
Chuck is a long-time member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tullahoma, TN. An aerospace engineer in his day job,Chuck admits that his only real qualification to speak on spiritual and philosophical matters is that he thinks about stuff a lot, often from unusual perspectives. He deeply appreciates the opportunity to occasionally share some of the stuff he’s been thinking about.
Uncommon Sense: Thomas Paine and ‘The Age of Reason’
Since becoming a Unitarian Universalist, I have learned (and unlearned) many things about the religious views of America’s founders. My talk is a reflection on that subject from the perspective of the provocative writings and tumultuous life of Thomas Paine. While Paine is best known as the author of “Common Sense,” the focus of this talk is “The Age of Reason,” Paine’s statement of his religious beliefs.
This item appeared on Facebook private group page for Humanists of the Shoals.
UAH Non-Theists to Host Debate 9 Feb 2013
The UAH Chapter of Ratio Christi and the UAH Non-Theists are hosting a debate on 9 February 2013 on the topic “Is the Christian Faith Reasonable?” Thanks to philosophy professor Nick Jones for this notification.
The Storytelling of Science. Part 2 or 2 – Q&A. Lawrence Krauss and company. Youtube video.
The Storytelling of Science part 1. Lawrence Krauss and company. Youtube video.
Humanist Conference 2013 poster
Another article for Humanists in Huntsville Times, 12 December, p. C1