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N Pinellas – CFI SHARE Book ClubDate:
Saturday, January 19
Countryside Public Library
2741 State Road 580
Clearwater, FL 33761 US
Center for Inquiry Tampa Bay Meetup
Freethinking book and idea lovers who are *current paid members of Center for Inquiry* are invited to discuss their latest literary, cultural, and philosophical forays focused on the selection of the month. It is REQUIRED that attendees have read the book! Attendance is limited to 12, so RSVP right away: http://bit.ly/2qEQuH4_TBCoR-Meetup
Non-members may join here and get all the benefits at all CFI activities and locations: http://bit.ly/2pTDfEj Simply bring your membership card or receipt for admission. Note that most of our booklovers continue at a local restaurant after the discussion.
1/19 The Bible: a Biography
“In this seminal account, acclaimed historian Karen Armstrong discusses the conception, gestation, and life of history’s most powerful book. Armstrong analyzes the social and political situation in which oral history turned into written scripture, how this all-pervasive scripture was collected into one work, and how it became accepted as Christianity’s sacred text. She explores how scripture came to be read for information, and how, in the nineteenth century, historical criticism of the Bible caused greater fear than Darwinism. This is a brilliant, captivating book, crucial in an age of declining faith and rising fundamentalism.”
Author: Armstrong, Karen
2/9 Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business
What happens when media and politics become forms of entertainment? As our world begins to look more and more like Orwell’s 1984, Neil’s Postman’s essential guide to the modern media is more relevant than ever.
Center for Inquiry Tampa Bay: http://bit.ly/2ljTe9I
Our Mission: The Center for Inquiry strives to foster a secular society based on reason, science, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values.
Our Vision: A world where people value evidence and critical thinking, where superstition and prejudice subside, and where science and compassion guide public policy.
Our Values: Integrity, Courage, Innovation, Empathy, Learning, Wonder
If you are not currently a paid member of CFI, here is your opportunity to become a member and join in this “for CFI members only” activity. http://bit.ly/2pTDfEj