Thursday, 14 Jul 2016 7:00 PM
The IAF Book Discussion Group is an ongoing effort to provide interesting intellectual conversations for members of IAF and other interested parties on texts and topics relevant to the Secular perspective.
For this session the group will discuss the entirety of the text “RUTHLESS: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige and Me” by Ron Miscavige.
The reading assignment for this session will cover the whole book.* Be prepared, if possible, to present things from the reading assignment that stood out for you so that we can gain a good cross-section of individual perspectives where the reading is concerned.
*After evaluation of the text, it was decided that there wasn’t enough to the book to warrant two sessions. As such, we will be moving on to something else in August.
The conference room that has been reserved at Kirkendall Public Library has a maximum capacity of 20 so RSVP early to get a seat. Social time will be available from 6:30 to 7 PM if you want to come and just chat before the discussion begins. We’ll see you there. 🙂
*NOTE* Refreshments will no longer be provided gratis. If you require anything for drinking or snacking, you will have to bring it yourself.
You can read about the book on the publisher’s Website by following this LINK</a>. or by going to the Wikipedia page for the title <a href=”https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruthless:_Scientology,_My_Son_David_Miscavige,_and_Me”>HERE.
If you prefer, though, here is a brief synopsis of the title from the same site –
“The only book to examine the origins of Scientology’s current leader, RUTHLESS tells the revealing story of David Miscavige’s childhood and his path to the head seat of the Church of Scientology told through the eyes of his father. Ron Miscavige’s personal, heartfelt story is a riveting insider’s look at life within the world of Scientology.“
Monday, 30 May 2016 12:00 PM
IAF has reserved the beach shelter at Lake Ahquabi for a Memorial Day picnic. We have met out there before and have always had a great time. This is a family-and-friend-welcome event. Please feel free to bring guests of any age.
Please bring something to grill, drinks, and a dish to share as well as games or activities. The beach will be open for swimming and the boat rental facilities will be open all day. IAF will provide plates, cups, napkins and utensils. We will need a few additional grills, if people are able to bring them.
For more information about the lake please check this link: http://www.iowadnr.gov/parks/state_park_list/lake_ahquabi.html It’s a great facility and there’s plenty to do there!
Look forward to seeing you!