IAF Sunday Meetup

This is our regular weekly Meetup. Please come and join us for an interesting discussion on a variety of topics!

We are trying out The Fletcher as a potential semi-permanent venue for our Sunday Meetups as it has a private, comfortable and spacious meeting room (Denny’s Room). The restaurant offers a full Sunday Brunch with both breakfast and lunch offerings or you may order from the menu.

https://www.the-fletcher.com/menus/#lunch

Plenty of space for kid’s activities and Denny’s Room even has a toy box available!

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Humanist Book Discussion – The Righteous Mind, Part III

The Humanist Society of Iowa, in conjunction with the UUHumanists, would like to invite you all to join us on Sunday August 5th 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 3. 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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Pubmeet with Dr. Richard Carrier

Author Richard Carrier returns to Des Moines for conversation and book signing! If you missed him last year or would like to chat with him again here is your opportunity. His many books include “On the Historicity of Jesus”, “Proving History” and “Why I am Not a Christian”. He’ll have all his titles on hand to sell & sign and will accept cash, checks, and credit cards. Dr. Carrier says “And I’ll gladly converse on any subject. So mark your calendars, come hang out, and have a drink!”

https://www.richardcarrier.info/archives/14307

Richard Carrier is the author of many books and numerous articles online and in print. His avid readers span the world from Hong Kong to Poland. With a Ph.D. in ancient history from Columbia University, he specializes in the modern philosophy of naturalism, humanism, and feminism, and the origins of Christianity and the intellectual history of Greece and Rome, with particular expertise in ancient philosophy, science and technology. He is also a noted defender of scientific and moral realism, Bayesian reasoning, and historical methods.

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IAF Sunday Meetup

This is our regular weekly Meetup. Please come and join us for an interesting discussion on a variety of topics!

We will be trying out The Fletcher as a potential semi-permanent venue for our Sunday Meetups as it has a private, comfortable and spacious meeting room (Denny’s Room). The restaurant offers a full Sunday Brunch with both breakfast and lunch offerings or you may order from the menu.

https://www.the-fletcher.com/menus/#lunch

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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. Our next series is “What is the deal with Hell? Why was it invented, what are the problems with Hell and how do we combat the use of it by believers.”

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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IAF Sunday Meetup

Who’s up for Vietnamese cuisine-many consider the finest in Des Moines? A Dong has been serving up delicious food with many healthy options including vegetarian for many, many years in historic Sherman Hill.

This is our regular weekly Meetup. Please come and join us for an interesting discussion on a variety of topics!

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Humanist Book Discussion – The Righteous Mind, Part II

The Humanist Society of Iowa, in conjunction with the UUHumanists, would like to invite you all to join us on Sunday July 15th 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 2 (and chapter 1 if you have not yet done so). 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. As per the last discussion, there is a bit of homework for this next session. Try to recall a time when you made a careful decision, but allowed your emotional response to override your decision. We will be exploring these memories as a part of the overall talk.

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

This is our regular weekly Meetup. Please come and join us for an interesting discussion on a variety of topics!

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Humanist Book Discussion – The Righteous Mind, Part I

The Humanist Society of Iowa, in conjunction with the UUHumanists, would like to invite you all to join us on Sunday July 1st as we begin 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 1. 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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