This is our regular, weekly, Meetup. Please come and join us for an interesting discussion on a variety of issues.
Please come out and help the IAF set up and run an informational booth at the Des Moines Downtown Farmers’ Market.
We will need volunteers to work from 6:15 a.m. to shortly after noon. Duties will include set up, tear down, and talking to curious members of the public. PLEASE do RSVP, and if possible, indicate what time you’re available.
Jesus has been the primary model of ethics for Christians. Even some atheists who do not believe in Jesus’ divine nature may still admit that his teachings emphasize love, nonviolence, and inclusion. Dr. Hector Avalos will explain why many of the teachings and actions of Jesus, as he is portrayed in the New Testament, would be antithetical to those enshrined in some of the most widely accepted codes of modern ethics. Such teachings involve family values, violence, and the treatment of animals. The lecture is based on Dr. Avalos’ book, The Bad Jesus: The Ethics of the New Testament Ethics (2015). Sponsored by the Iowa State University Atheist and Agnostic Society.
“Bill Nye: Science Guy” (A new PBS documentary film) is coming to ISU! Bill Nye is a man on a mission to stop the spread of anti-scientific thinking across the world. This behind-the-scenes portrait of Nye follows him as he takes off his Science Guy lab coat and takes on those who deny climate change, evolution, and a science based world view. Starring Bill Nye, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ann Druyan, and more…
Sponsored by the Iowa State University Atheist and Agnostic Society.