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Greta Christina: Practicing Atheism in Every Day Life (Grand Rapids)

Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Women's City Club, 254 E. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI, View Map

Presented by Greta Christina, Author and Blogger, Greta Christina's Blog

Description

So you don’t believe in God. Now what? The way we deal with life can change dramatically when we stop believing in gods, souls, and afterlives. When we leave religion — or if we never had it in the first place — where do we go? How do we deal with love and sex, pleasure and death, reality and making stuff up? How do we decide on our values, and how do we live them?

About the Speaker

Greta Christina is author of The Way of the Heathen: Practicing Atheism in Everyday Life, of Comforting Thoughts About Death That Have Nothing to Do with God, of Coming Out Atheist: How to Do It, How to Help Each Other, and Why, and of Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless. She is on the board of directors of Foundation Beyond Belief, the humanist organization for charitable giving, and is co-founder and co-organizer of Godless Perverts, a performance series and social community that promotes a positive view of sexuality without religion. She blogs at Greta Christina’s Blog at The Orbit, the atheist social justice blogging collective. She lives in San Francisco with her wife, Ingrid. You can follow her on Facebook, and on Twitter at @GretaChristina.

Additional Details

Meetings are open to the Public

After the meeting, join us at Vitale's Restaurant, 834 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI to socialize. View Map

Learn about Parking, Accessibility, and more.

Cost: FREE / Suggested Donation $5. Ways to Support CFI & Donate Online

Contact: Jennifer Beahan, , 616-698-2342



Skeptics In The Pub (Flint)

Friday, February 24, 2017, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Empress of China, 2320 South Dort Highway, Flint, MI, View Map

Description

This is a great opportunity for skeptics to talk, share ideas (and yes, drink) in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. We discuss the issues of the day and whatever else is on our minds. But most of all, we have fun while promoting skepticism, science, and rationality.

Don't drink? Don't let that stop you from joining us! Some of the world's most famous skeptics are teetotalers, and we are happy to have you!

Remember that drinking skeptically means drinking responsibly. If there's one thing science has taught us, it's the effects of alcohol on the human body.

Skeptics in the Pub (Flint) meets on the Fourth Friday of each month.

Additional Details

To find the group, look for table signs bearing the Center for Inquiry–Michigan logo. We gather in a semi-private room toward the back of the restaurant.

Food & Beverages are available for purchase.

Cost: FREE / Donations Appreciated. Ways to Support CFI & Donate Online

Contact: Dean Tersigni and Warren McClure, , 810-309-5043 (Dean)



Café Inquiry (Grand Rapids)

Sunday, February 26, 2017, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Schuler Books - Studio, 2660 28th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI, View Map

Description

Café Inquiry is a casual event starting with a short 10-15 minute introduction of the day's topic followed by open discussion. At 12:00pm we will break for coffee/brunch and a chance to socialize.

Members are welcome to propose and schedule a topic which would be of interest toward establishing a secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values. Please contact us if you have a topic that you would like to discuss at an upcoming Café Inquiry.

Café Inquiry (Grand Rapids) meets on the second and fourth Sundays of each month.

Additional Details

To find the group go to studio located in the back right corner of the bookstore (not the café).

Food & Beverages are available for purchase.

Cost: FREE / Donations Appreciated. Ways to Support CFI & Donate Online

Contact: Jeremiah Bannister & Dennis Gaymer, , 269-317-1263 (Jeremiah)



Living Without Religion (Grand Rapids)

Sunday, February 26, 2017, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Schuler Books - Studio, 2660 28th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI, View Map

Description

Join others who are recovering from or have recovered from religion and want to help others do the same. We are a group of people that know and understand what you are struggling with and can offer friendly social support in a non-threatening, understanding and relaxed atmosphere. We will share experiences and resources to help cope with and deal with problems related to leaving organized religion or living without any religion.

Whether you are thinking of leaving your religion, are already living religion free, or you just wish to support others, please come join us.

Participate in discussions, share your story, ask the questions that are on your mind, meet new people, make new friends and discover you’re not alone in your search for secular beliefs.

Living Without Religion (Grand Rapids) meets on the Second and Fourth Sundays of each month.

Additional Details

To find the group go to the meeting room located in the back left corner of the bookstore (not the café).

Cost: Free, beverages and snacks are available for purchase.

Contact: Shirley Draft, , 616-318-3274



Café Inquiry (Allen Park)

Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
City Coffeehouse, 6623 Allen Rd, Allen Park, MI, View Map

Description

Café Inquiry is a casual event starting with a short 10-15 minute introduction of the day's topic followed by open discussion.

Members are welcome to propose and schedule a topic which would be of interest toward establishing a secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values.

Café Inquiry Allen Park meets on the first Wednesday of every month

Additional Details

To find the group, look for table signs with the Center for Inquiry–Michigan logo.

Food & Beverages are available for purchase.

Cost: Free

Contact: Wissam Charafeddine,



Café Inquiry (Portage)

Friday, March 3, 2017, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Panera Bread, 5970 S. Westnedge Ave, Portage, MI, View Map

Description

Café Inquiry is a casual event starting with a short 10-15 minute introduction of the day's topic followed by open discussion. Have dinner if you like! Drinks, snacks and sandwiches will be available for purchase.

Members are welcome to propose and schedule a topic which would be of interest toward establishing a secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values. Please contact us if you have a topic that you would like to discuss at an upcoming Café Inquiry.

Café Inquiry (Portage) meets on the First Friday of each month.

Additional Details

To find the group, look for table signs with the Center for Inquiry–Michigan logo. They will be near the front of the restaurant.

Food & Beverages are available for purchase.

Cost: FREE / Donations Appreciated. Ways to Support CFI & Donate Online

Contact: Andy or Dave, , 616-706-2029



Lecture and Q&A (Grand Rapids)

Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Women's City Club, 254 E. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI, View Map

Description

We host local and national Lecturers to speak on many different topics including: science, religion, philosophy, social issues, politics, atheism, humanism, agnosticism, skepticism, deism, evolution, morality and ethics, secularism, rationalism, psychology, and others.

Additional Details

Meetings are open to the Public

After the meeting, join us at Vitale's Restaurant, 834 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI to socialize. View Map

Learn about Parking, Accessibility, and more.

Cost: FREE / Suggested Donation $5. Ways to Support CFI & Donate Online

Contact: Jennifer Beahan, , 616-698-2342



Café Inquiry (Grand Rapids)

Sunday, March 12, 2017, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Schuler Books - Studio, 2660 28th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI, View Map

Description

Café Inquiry is a casual event starting with a short 10-15 minute introduction of the day's topic followed by open discussion. At 12:00pm we will break for coffee/brunch and a chance to socialize.

Members are welcome to propose and schedule a topic which would be of interest toward establishing a secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values. Please contact us if you have a topic that you would like to discuss at an upcoming Café Inquiry.

Café Inquiry (Grand Rapids) meets on the second and fourth Sundays of each month.

Additional Details

To find the group go to studio located in the back right corner of the bookstore (not the café).

Food & Beverages are available for purchase.

Cost: FREE / Donations Appreciated. Ways to Support CFI & Donate Online

Contact: Jeremiah Bannister & Dennis Gaymer, , 269-317-1263 (Jeremiah)



Living Without Religion (Grand Rapids)

Sunday, March 12, 2017, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Schuler Books - Studio, 2660 28th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI, View Map

Description

Join others who are recovering from or have recovered from religion and want to help others do the same. We are a group of people that know and understand what you are struggling with and can offer friendly social support in a non-threatening, understanding and relaxed atmosphere. We will share experiences and resources to help cope with and deal with problems related to leaving organized religion or living without any religion.

Whether you are thinking of leaving your religion, are already living religion free, or you just wish to support others, please come join us.

Participate in discussions, share your story, ask the questions that are on your mind, meet new people, make new friends and discover you’re not alone in your search for secular beliefs.

Living Without Religion (Grand Rapids) meets on the Second and Fourth Sundays of each month.

Additional Details

To find the group go to the meeting room located in the back left corner of the bookstore (not the café).

Cost: Free, beverages and snacks are available for purchase.

Contact: Shirley Draft, , 616-318-3274



Skeptics In The Pub (Ypsilanti)

Thursday, March 16, 2017, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Arbor Brewing Company, 720 Norris Street , Ypsilanti, MI, View Map

Description

This is a great opportunity for skeptics to talk, share ideas (and yes, drink) in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. We discuss the issues of the day and whatever else is on our minds. But most of all, we have fun while promoting skepticism, science, and rationality.

Don't drink? Don't let that stop you from joining us! Some of the world's most famous skeptics are teetotalers, and we are happy to have you!

Remember that drinking skeptically means drinking responsibly. If there's one thing science has taught us, it's the effects of alcohol on the human body.

Skeptics in the Pub (Ypsilanti) meets on the Third Thursday of each month.

Additional Details

To find the group, look for table signs with the Center for Inquiry logo.

Food & Beverages are available for purchase.

Cost: FREE / Donations Appreciated. Ways to Support CFI & Donate Online

Contact: Lucas Bell, , 989-780-3699


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