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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Durango Skeptics and Atheists NEWSLETTER MAY 2017

  Next general meeting: WEDNESDAY MAY 17 Meetings are at Irish Embassy, 900 Main Street Dinner, for those interested, from 5:30PM. Discussion starts at 6:30   The topic for this month’s group discussion: The Suicide Epidemic. Discussion moderated by Marc Masor. In article published in the New York Times in November, it was reported that …

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Why The Atheist Delusion Movie?

A member wrote me a note saying that he couldn't watch Ray Comfort's The Atheist Delusion for more than a few minutes without suffering gastric distress. He said he would skip the December meeting to avoid having to see another minute. While I empathize with the difficulty of watching this movie, I still think it's …

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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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Skeptics and Atheists of Durango NOVEMBER 2016 NEWSLETTER

  Next general meeting: WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 16 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: Group Co-Founder Kathleen O’Conner will make a presentation regarding the First Amendment and the separation of church and state…when it’s followed and …

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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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December 2015 Newsletter

Discussion Topic for This Month: “Recent Mobilization of Anti-Science Factions: The Strategies and Tools at Their Disposal” presented by Marc Masor  

“You Will Never Change My Decision.”

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Those were the words I read from a “thinking MOM’s”  blog who has decided that she will not be vaccinating her five children. Ever.

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I always knew there was an “anti-vaccination” presence out there on the “Internets”. I honestly never bothered with them. That is, until a link showed up on my Facebook page, placed there by a friend. I was curious. I checked it out. I read from some of her links and several of her pages. I read some of the articles she recommended by other Moms that, like her, have decided not to vaccinate their children.

And then I got depressed.

The misinformation presented on these websites is voluminous. It would be somewhat humorous if it wasn’t also so dangerous. Statements are made as “fact” without any corroborating data to back them up.  Assertions are presented that are just plain false.

Here’s just one example from an anti-vaccine…

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