Date(s) - 06/16/17
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Please join us in welcoming David Silverman. President of American Atheists.
TOPIC: Fighting God: An Atheist Manifesto for a Religious World.
Friday, June 16th, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
HOST: Thomas Sheedy
LOCATION: Plainview-Old Bethpage Library
999 Old Country Rd, Plainview, NY
Either in the auditorium or a downstairs meeting room. Check when you arrive at the library. If it’s in a Downstairs Meeting Room, look for the sign titled ‘Center for Inquiry.’
Fighting God is a firebrand manifesto from one of the most recognizable faces of atheism. In his audiobook, Silverman—a walking, talking atheist billboard known for his appearances on Fox News—discusses the effectiveness, ethics, and impact of the in-your-face-atheist who refuses to be silent.
Silverman argues that religion is more than just wrong: it is malevolent and does not deserve our respect. It is our duty to be outspoken and do what we can to bring religion down. Examining the mentality, methods, and issues facing the firebrand atheist, Silverman presents an overwhelming argument for firebrand atheism and reveals:
• All religion is cafeteria religion and all agnostics are atheists.
• American society grants religion a privileged status, despite the intentions of the Founding Fathers.
• Christian politicians have adversely (and un-Constitutionally) affected our society with regard to science, health, women’s rights, and gay rights.
• The notion of “atheist Jews” is a lie forced on us by religion.
• It is not “Islamophobia” to observe dangerous teachings and disproportionate violence in Islam.
• Atheists are slowly but surely winning the battle.
Fighting God is a provocative, unapologetic audiobook that takes religion to task and will give inspiration to non-believers and serve as the ultimate answer to apologists.
David Silverman is President of American Atheists and was the creator and Executive Producer of the 2012 Reason Rally. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Brandeis University, his MBA in Marketing from Penn State, and his CAGS in International Business from Seton Hall. Dave served as a professional inventor at Bell Labs for 8 years (74 issued patents) and a Marketing Director for Natural Microsystems.
He has been an atheist since he was 6-years-old. Dave became an activist in 1996 and soon became New Jersey State Director. He also founded the Alliance of Lucent and AT&T Atheists and Secularists, the first employee club of its kind. He was tapped to be the National Spokesperson in 2004, and then was named Vice President in 2008. The Board of Directors elected Dave as President in September of 2010.
Mr. Silverman has appeared on most major news programs including The O’Reilly Factor (spawning the famous “WTF meme-face”), The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson, Ronan Farrow Daily, Scarborough Country, CNN’s Paula Zahn NOW, Nick News, Hannity and Colmes, FOX and Friends, NPR’s All Things Considered, and many more.
This event is co lead with CFI Long Island.
Tags: CFI Long Island, Center for Inquiry, Long Island Secular Humanists