We discuss the Essential Freethought Library, the result of a poll of dozens of notable personalities in the freethought community.Â We asked them one simple question: “What ten books must the well-read freethinker have read?”
Also, local craziness in the news:
Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition!Â A Georgia pastor is suing the state over a law that expands gun-carrying rights, but prohibits guns in places like government buildings and churches.Â That’s right: a preacher wants the right to have a gun in his place of worship.
Magic Jeff Goes Bye-Bye!Â A Georgia youth minister and magician who performed for kids as “Magic Jeff” gets 20 years in prison for (among other things) child pornography.
A Flock Put out to Pasture!Â The Greater Works Assembly of Atlanta was evicted from their building for failing to pay the mortgage for TWO YEARS.Â And not because of tough economic times, but apparently because the husband-and-wife team that headed up the church were engaged in an elaborate shell game whereby they moved money around amongst nearly ten shadowy non-profits.
The Usual Announcements
Look for David Driscoll, in his roll as regional ambassador for Atheist Alliance International, speaking August 1st in Knoxville to the Rationalists of East Tennessee.
If you’ll be in metro Atlanta on August 8th, look for John Snider and David Driscoll speaking to the Atlanta Freethought Society.Â The title of our main presentation:Â The Crescent and the Moonpie.
Dragon*Con (which includes SkepTrack) is just around the corner, September 3-6, right here in Atlanta.Â And if you can join us a day early, the second annual Star Party will be hosted by Emory University’s Science and Math Center.
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Theme music by Body Found.
Recorded July 17, 2010.Â Hosted by John C. Snider and David Driscoll.
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