Please Join us. We meet in Duluth on the first Sunday of every month, 9am at the downtown Radisson. Our meetings are free and open to the public.
Dec 2013: Dr. James B. Lyttle from the University of Minnesota Duluth will speak on the topic, "Having fun with religion." Since 1996, Dr. Lyttle (pronounced Little) has been investigating the effective and responsible use of humor in persuasion. He has looked at its use in advertising, politics, therapy, and now religion. Growing up in Canada, Jim was raised as a skeptic and attended a different church every Sunday for several years. Although he is not mad at religion or believers, he is certain that religious beliefs are not true. As a scholar, he opposes adhering to positions that do not stand up to critical inquiry. He has been professing at American universities since earning his doctorate in 2001 at York University (Toronto). Lively presentations and authoritative information make his appearances popular on and off campus. Dr. Lyttle will discuss the use of humor by freethinkers to challenge religion over the ages and suggest ways it might be used by the Lake Superior Freethinkers. His qualifications can be reviewed at www.JimLyttle.com any time.
The LSF is excited to announce our new ad campaign. We have been working with the Coalition for Reason to design a billboard which we hope to soon have posted along Central Entrance. You can help us to meet our goal of $800 for a one month posting. Just click on the "Donate" button in the upper left.
We had a great meeting this month with well presented and well received bible study by Ron Kyllonen. These bible studies are something we are looking forward to more of in the coming months. Ron was followed up by our main speaker this month, Hal Moore. Hal's talk titled "Contemporary Theological Understandings” covered many interesting questions about the nature of religion as it has be and as it continues to evolve.
You can listen to the whole discussion and please leave your thoughts in the comments section below.
Lake Superior Freethinkers is a friendship group in support of:
* Rational thought
* Morality without superstition
* Freedom from religion
* Separation of church and state.
We are a gathering of Minnesota and Wisconsin atheists, freethinkers, skeptics, and humanists
Lake Superior Freethinkers Store
Yes, we now have a store! We have been working on several designs for shirts, mugs and more with some products ready to view, buy and customise now!
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