Upcoming Events

Events - Tampa Bay Coalition of Reason

June 2020

Sunday, June 7th

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
ONLINE: Learn about the 4 active Florida-based Humanistic Judaism communities
Tampa Bay Coalition of Reason
Sunday, June 7 at 2:00 PM

Hosted by Faith Oremland, Humanistic Jews of Tampa BayWhether you are new to Humanistic Judaism or have been active in your Humanistic Jewish Communit...

https://www.meetup.com/Tampa-Bay-Coalition-of-Reason/events/270929907/
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Dr. Ryan Cragun on the origin and evolution of religion.
Tampa Bay Coalition of Reason
Sunday, June 7 at 5:00 PM

Zoom Meeting link is available to those that rsvp. Dr. Cragun will talk with us about the origin and evolution of religion.He is a professor of Sociol...

https://www.meetup.com/Tampa-Bay-Coalition-of-Reason/events/270974619/

Saturday, June 13th

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Suspended: The Humanist Society meetings
Tampa Bay Coalition of Reason
Saturday, June 13 at 2:00 PM

As of March 11th, all meetings of this group are suspended pending a successful resolution of the Coronavirus event that has struck our world. Stay tu...

https://www.meetup.com/Tampa-Bay-Coalition-of-Reason/events/tqtvrrybcjbrb/

Tuesday, June 16th

6:45 pm – 8:45 pm
ONLINE: CLEARWATER: Tampa Bay Technology Center (TBTC) Monthly Meeting
Tampa Bay Coalition of Reason
Tuesday, June 16 at 6:45 PM

Due to CV-19, any virtual events will be listed here: http://bit.ly/2DtFDUvCFI Tampa Bay supports education, and TBTC is a premier technology resource...

https://www.meetup.com/Tampa-Bay-Coalition-of-Reason/events/gqtvrrybcjbvb/

Sunday, June 21st

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Remembering Jerry Moore
Tampa Bay Coalition of Reason
Sunday, June 21 at 1:00 PM

Jerry Moore Who died peacefully at 92, on May 22nd is a true original. He was the vice president of numerous organizations and contributed greatly to ...

https://www.meetup.com/Tampa-Bay-Coalition-of-Reason/events/271076722/
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
CANCELLED: Atheists of Florida + Humanist Society for Dinner & Conversation
Tampa Bay Coalition of Reason
Sunday, June 21 at 5:00 PM

Dinner and conversation on current events and items of concern for state-church separation and religious liberty. We will join with the Humanist Socie...

https://www.meetup.com/Tampa-Bay-Coalition-of-Reason/events/qxmsrrybcjbcc/

Saturday, June 27th

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
OnLine - Center for Inquiry's SHARE Book Club
Tampa Bay Coalition of Reason
Saturday, June 27 at 12:00 PM

Here's the Zoom Invite. 6/27/2020 The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise Religious Nationalism by Katherine Stewart...

https://www.meetup.com/Tampa-Bay-Coalition-of-Reason/events/270467088/
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Saturday, June 27, 2020 : OnLine: Center for Inquiry's SHARE Book Club
Tampa Bay Coalition of Reason
Saturday, June 27 at 12:00 PM

The meeting will occur 6/27/2020 at 12 pm. We will be discussing: "The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise Religious Nationalism," by Katheri...

https://www.meetup.com/Tampa-Bay-Coalition-of-Reason/events/270845400/

Sunday, June 28th

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
ONLINE: The Power Worshipers, Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism
Tampa Bay Coalition of Reason
Sunday, June 28 at 12:30 PM

Dear UU Clearwater Humanists, We have an excellent speaker lined up for our Zoom meeting. We will send out the Zoom link info a couple of days be...

https://www.meetup.com/Tampa-Bay-Coalition-of-Reason/events/270826316/

July 2020

Friday, July 3rd

8:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Brandon: CFI's Thank Goodness for Godless Friday Nights! (Skeptics in the Pub)
Tampa Bay Coalition of Reason
Friday, July 3 at 8:00 PM

Thank unions for weekends; and thank goodness for godless Friday nights! Center for Inquiry & Tampa Bay Skeptics invite you to join our convivial free...

https://www.meetup.com/Tampa-Bay-Coalition-of-Reason/events/xtzjcrybckbfb/

News


CFI Condemns Trump’s claim that churches are essential services

May 24, 2020

The Center for Inquiry today condemned President Donald Trump for pressuring governors to designate churches across the country as an “essential service” exempt from stay-at-home orders that are meant to arrest the spread of COVID-19. According to POLITICO Magazine, Trump “commanded” governors to reopen churches and threatened to “override” them if they refused. “The President …

Ingersoll Museum to Remain Closed Due to COVID-19

May 24, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Council for Secular Humanism announced this week that the Robert Green Ingersoll Birthplace Museum will not open as scheduled on Memorial Day weekend, and will remain closed until further notice. “The International Council of Museums estimates that 95 percent of the world’s museums have shut their doors due to the …

MICHIGAN DROPS OPPOSITION TO SECULAR MARRIAGE CELEBRANTS, ENDING LAWSUIT

April 2, 2020

“What’s most important here is that Michigan couples with a secular worldview now have the same right as any religious couple: the right to have their weddings officiated and solemnized by someone who represents their deeply-held beliefs, and not feel they must settle for a government-appointed functionary or someone with a mail-order ordination.”

Blog


‘Plandemic’ Asks Questions—But Won’t Answer Them

May 24, 2020

“Plandemic made many claims, most of which have been widely debunked. We have to wonder: Where are their responses? Why are they suddenly so quiet? Why are they afraid to answer questions? What do they have to hide?”

Satan At CFI? Save Your Dime…

May 13, 2020

Let me be clear. We at the Center for Inquiry are much more disciplined about our beliefs. We try to restrict what we accept to be true to that which we can confidently demonstrate through science and reason.

Keeping Churches Open Will Damn Us All

April 2, 2020

Let one thing be eminently clear. There is nothing about the walls of a church or synagogue, temple or mosque, that prevents the spread of the novel coronavirus to those gathering within it. There is nothing a priest or minister can say, no magic words he can intone, that will protect his flock from catching this virus.