Time: October 4, 2009 from 9am to 1pm
Location: Radisson Hotel Duluth MN
Street: 505 W. Superior Street.
City/Town: Duluth MN
Website or Map: http://www.lsfreethinkers.org/
Event Type: live, talk
Organized By: Libertino816
Latest Activity: Sep 17, 2009
September 15, 2009
Dan Barker is an international speaker and prominent atheist activist who left Christianity in 1984 after 19 years as an evangelical preacher. He is the current co-president with his wife Annie Laurie Gaylor of the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF, http://www.ffrf.org). Ms. Laurie Gaylor will also attend the event. The FFRF is an American freethought organization that promotes the separation of church and state. It is the largest freethought association in North American. Mr. Barker, a composer and musician, is also the author of Losing Faith in Faith: From Preacher to Atheist, and Godless: How an Evangelical Preacher Become One of America’s Leading Atheists, and has written numerous articles for Freethought Today, America's only freethought newspaper.
Mr. Barker will describe the intellectual and psychological path he followed in moving from fundamentalism to freethought. “There is joy in rationality, happiness in clarity of mind. Free thought is thrilling and fulfilling--absolutely essential to mental health and happiness, “according to Mr. Barker.
The Lake Superior Freethinkers event begins at 9AM at the Duluth Radisson. Suggested $8 admission or free-will donation includes a continental breakfast. Reservations are not required. All are invited and welcomed to hear this internationally renowned speaker and to learn more about Lake Superior Freethinkers.
Lake Superior Freethinkers is a friendship group in support of: rational thought, morality without superstition, and separation of church and state.