Saturday, August 20, 2011

An Atheist In A Church

When I first read this news, my first reaction was "Oh, that Unitarian Church in Pueblo, CO is rather ballsy to invite not only an atheist to present a talk on God and Science, but also to invite someone of Vic Stenger's stature to present that talk". Either this is a trap, or they are really open-minded bunch of people! :)

Well-known atheist author and scientist Vic Stenger will speak at 3 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Pueblo, 110 S. La Crosse Ave.

The title of his program is "God and Science." Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

Stenger's best-known book is the New York Times best-seller, "God: the Failed Hypothesis: How Science Shows that God Does Not Exist." His most recent book is "The Fallacy of Fine-Tuning."

I already mentioned about Stenger's book "God: The Failed Hypothesis". And no, I still haven't managed to read it yet. In any case, I certainly would like to be a fly in that room when this talk is delivered. Anyone by chance planning on going? I'd appreciate a brief report!

Zz.

2 comments:

SueW said...

There are lots of atheists, and lots of scientists, in Unitarian churches. I am one myself (and am going to a workshop today to be a worship leader - and yes, they know I am an atheist). I have spoken about cosmology and the big bang in a Unitarian fellowship I used to attend - it was a very popular talk!

Andrew said...

SueW is right, UU churches are havens for atheists.

Now if a UU church invited a baptist preacher to talk one sunday... that would be a spectacle.