Durango Skeptics and Atheists NEWSLETTER JUNE 2017

    Next general meeting: WEDNESDAY JUNE 21 Meetings are at Irish Embassy, 900 Main Street Durango Dinner, for those interested, from 5:30PM. Discussion starts at 6:30  The topic for this month’s group discussion: "Richard Dawkins Belief/ Non-belief Scale: Where Do You Fall?" Robyn Baxendale and Kathleen O. will moderate the discussion. Kathleen offers this …

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NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2016

 Next general meeting:   WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 21 Meetings are at Irish Embassy, 900 Main Street Durango Dinner, for those interested, from 5:30PM. Discussion starts at 6:30   The discussion topic for this month: MOVIE NIGHT! We hope. That’s the plan, anyway. We are hoping to stream a YouTube video entitled The Atheist Delusion (which, you may …

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May 2016 Newsletter

Next general meeting, May 18 Meetings are at Irish Embassy, 900 Main Street Durango Dinner, for those interested, from 5:30PM. Discussion starts at 6:30 The discussion topic for this month: Grief Without Belief Presented by Maria Doucette. Atheists must come to terms with the reality that when a loved one dies, we will not be …

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A World Without Gods

So much death in the news these days. My heart aches for those families who lost people they love in this latest round of Boko Haram killings in Baga. Boko Haram’s goal? To establish an Islamic State in Nigeria. I can’t help but wonder how people can believe in an all-powerful and influential God amidst the …

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ON FAITH……..

  The topic of faith among those who are religious has always been an interesting subject to me- one that I would welcome further exploration and discussion of but for now, I just had to share the words of a good friend who so accurately identified the myriad of problems with faith. Thanks to Tony …

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Living Deeper With God

Last night of few of us from the group attended a talk entitled “Living Deeper With God” given by Dr. Justin McBrayer, a Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Fort Lewis College. His talk was presented as a rebuttal to Dr. Dugald Owen’s talk last Spring “Living Deeper Without God, co-sponsored by Durango Skeptics …

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Why Christianity is Sometimes Worrisome

Today is a day that I find myself, once again, thanking our founding fathers for their immeasurably wise foresight in penning the First Amendment, particularly in regard to religion in this country. I shudder to think what we would look like if  religion had free reign. From The Phoenix  NewTimes Blog- If a handful of …

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Happy Reason Rally Day 2012

Today is a special day for Atheists, Agnostics,  and Freethinkers. For the first time, non-believers are descending upon the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to let our leaders know that we are here and we want representation. Additionally, this day celebrates living a fulfilled life without  beliefs  in supernatural beings. It celebrates reality and the …

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What is the Definition of a “Christian”?

We had an interesting meetup at Joel's this past week. In addition to meeting some great new members, we were also joined by a few curious members of a local religous group. As you would expect, discussions ensued.... After talking with a couple of the people who identify as "Christian"  and listening to what some …

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Meet the Teenage Demon Slayers

Anderson Cooper recently featured Reverend Bob Larson and his band of teenage demon slayers on his show. The exorcising team consists of the Reverend's daughter, 17  year old Brynne, and two sisters (not related to the reverend), 17 year old Tess and 20 year old Savannah. Below is an excerpt from the show in which …

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