IAF Sunday Meetup

Please note the earlier start time of 11am. This is our regular weekly Meetup. Please come and join us for an interesting discussion on a variety of topics!

The breakfast buffet at Price Chopper is only $8.99 or you can buy by weight, choose options from the deli/cafeteria or purchase any food item in the store. The buffet ends at 12:30pm.

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IAF Sunday Meetup

Please note the earlier start time of 11am. This is our regular weekly Meetup. Please come and join us for an interesting discussion on a variety of topics!

The breakfast buffet at Price Chopper is only $8.99 or you can buy by weight, choose options from the deli/cafeteria or purchase any food item in the store. The buffet ends at 12:30pm.

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Humanist Book Discussion – The Righteous Mind, Part VI

The Humanist Society of Iowa, in conjunction with the UUHumanists, would like to invite you all to join us on Sunday September 16th as we continue our series of engaging discussions centered on the book The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt, an involved text that explores the dynamic behind why people are so divided by politics and religion.

With this session, the discussion will run from 10 AM until 11AM. And will take place in room 103.

The reading assignment for this session is Chapter 6. Don’t be discouraged from attending if you haven’t finished the reading, as there is still room for you to participate. You will undoubtedly learn a lot about how people become so rigid in their thinking that no amount of rational inquiry will change their perspectives.

The book itself is available, both new and used, from Amazon, starting under $5. If you need help acquiring a copy of the book free of shipping, Humanist Society President Gwen Harvey can help with that. Please contact her at this email – kayakniowa@gmail.com

If you like, you can read more about the book here – http://righteousmind.com/

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Planned Parenthood Fall Book Sale Setup

Volunteer Opportunity! Come support Planned Parenthood of the Heartland as they prepare for their annual fall book sale at the Fairgrounds 4-H building. The bulk of the work is unpacking boxes of books and arranging them on tables so please wear clothes and shoes that you can work in comfortably as you’ll be on your feet quite a bit. To find the 4-H Building, turn right from the main fairgrounds entrance off of E. 30th St and drive to the farthest building in that corner of the grounds.

Don’t worry if you can’t make it out at 4:00 – just come when you can, there will be plenty to do. Planned Parenthood asks that all volunteers stay for a minimum of two hours but they understand that not everyone can meet this goal. Please do RSVP if you plan to attend so we can send a headcount to the Planned Parenthood Book Sale organizers. Thank you for volunteering!

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IAF Sunday Meetup

Please note the earlier start time of 11am. This is our regular weekly Meetup. Please come and join us for an interesting discussion on a variety of topics!

The breakfast buffet at Price Chopper is only $8.99 or you can buy by weight, choose options from the deli/cafeteria or purchase any food item in the store. The buffet ends at 12:30pm.

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Humanist Book Discussion – The Righteous Mind, Part V

The Humanist Society of Iowa, in conjunction with the UUHumanists, would like to invite you all to join us on Sunday September 2nd as we continue our series of engaging discussions centered on the book The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt, an involved text that explores the dynamic behind why people are so divided by politics and religion.

With this session, the discussion will run from 11 AM until Noon. And will still take place in room 103.

The reading assignment for this session is Chapter 5. Don’t be discouraged from attending if you haven’t finished the reading, as there is still room for you to participate. You will undoubtedly learn a lot about how people become so rigid in their thinking that no amount of rational inquiry will change their perspectives.

The book itself is available, both new and used, from Amazon, starting under $5. If you need help acquiring a copy of the book free of shipping, Humanist Society President Gwen Harvey can help with that. Please contact her at this email – kayakniowa@gmail.com

If you like, you can read more about the book here – http://righteousmind.com/

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IAF Sunday Meetup

Please note the earlier start time of 11am. This is our regular weekly Meetup. Please come and join us for an interesting discussion on a variety of topics!

The breakfast buffet at Price Chopper is only $8.99 or you can buy by weight, choose options from the deli/cafeteria or purchase any food item in the store. The buffet ends at 12:30pm.

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Critical Bible Study with Randy Henderson

By popular demand, IAF founding member and past President Randy Henderson presents Critical Bible Study! The keyword is “critical” as in revealing the misrepresentations, inconsistencies and contradictions of the Christian Bible in its many forms.

The next topic will be “Jesus: Fact, Fiction and Myth.” While the historicity of Jesus is being questioned, we are going to study the four gospels as the primary source material. In September we will survey the gospels of Mark and Matthew to see what is really there. So if you wish read Mark and Matthew and note any questions, comments, issues and we will discuss them. In October we will survey the gospels of Luke/Acts and John.

Feel free to bring a bible (yes, many of us still have one!) and food and covered drink is allowed in the Millie Knee room.

About Randy Henderson: Randy studied three years for ministry in a conservative Bible College called Manhattan Christian College in Manhattan, Kansas. He finished undergrad studies at Dana College in Blair, Neb. with degrees in Social Sciences and Religion. In the ’70’s he pastored a church that he helped found in Council Bluffs that was a non-denominational congregation that was Charismatic/Pentecostal. Masters degree in Psychology, Counseling with School Counseling endorsement from U. of Neb. Thirty years atheist and agnostic with the American Atheists, formerly as Iowa state AA director and Freedom from Religion Foundation member.

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