Skeptics and Atheists of Durango May 21, 2014
“Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived “ -Galileo Galilei
*Durango’s Radio Free-Thinkers…Not With a Bang, but a Thud
For the past few weeks several members of our group have attended meetings at FLC regarding our application for a weekly radio show over the summer break. Our application for a talk/music show themed on Science/Atheism in History/Interviews/etc. was accepted, but the premise turns out to be incompatible with KDUR’s format which is all music, most of the time. On our first show, we tried to comply by limiting our interviews, promos and comments to: 60, or less, while playing the requisite three newly released songs per hour; since then, the Program Director has raised the requirement for ‘new, unheard-on-any-other-station’ music to five cuts per hour or ten per show. So this summer’s show will be less ‘Free Thinker’ and more ‘music not heard anywhere else’.
For the volunteers who’ve learned how to run a radio board, read announcements and how to comply with an FCC log, it has been a fun (I hope) adventure which will continue until early September when our commitment is completed.
If anyone under the age of 25 would like to consult on the ‘new’ music selection, your help would be greatly appreciated…please get in touch!
* New Study Strengthens Gut Bacteria-Autism Link
Bacteria living in the intestines and colon may affect symptoms of autism. Researchers at ArizonaStateUniversity found that children with autism have a very different make-up when it comes to gut germs, compared to children without autism. More importantly, chemicals produced by these bacteria may affect the brain, they told a meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. It is a first, small, study and has not yet been peer-reviewed…but will fecal transplants be The Answer to autism?
* Young Man Crushed to Death by Giant Crucifix
VENEZIA-FOTOGRAMMA / ROPI VIA ZUMA PRESS
* Pew Research: Religion and Public Life
Religious belief in America! 28% of respondents (all over 18) have switched from the religion of their birth. Among Americans 18 – 29, 25% profess no religious affiliation….Protestants of various stripes account for 51% of Americans…the Catholic church suffered the largest loss of affiliation. And SO MUCH MORE….
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ATHEIST BOOK CLUB!
Sunday July 6, 2014 Cormac McCarthy’s The Road
All discussions are 9:30AM at Durango Joe’s 732 E. College Drive
Please DO NOTPARK in Joe’s lot…use the side streets for parking.
And please, if you are buying your books, consider buying from a local book seller