Posts Tagged “Atheism”

Shelley Segal in Fresno

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Singer, Songwriter, and activist Shelley Segal is on tour and has offered the secular community of Fresno the chance to see her in an exclusive performance! Date:  Tuesday, February 28thTime: 6:30 pm to 9:00 pmLocation: Maw ‘n Paw Barbecue,  2686 N Clovis Ave (see map) Tickets / cost: Donations  (see below) You may know Shelley from her song “Saved” which…

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Who comes to CVAAS meetings?

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CVAAS meets at Panera’s for a monthly brunch with Skeptics Without A Cause (SWAC) followed immediately by the CVAAS event planning committee. We take over several tables, and although we are not loud we are also not concerned with being overheard.During our December 2016 meeting the people at the booth next to us left a…

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Debates don’t discover truth.

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The “Does God Exist?” debate in Bakersfield at the Garces Memorial High School between Catholics and atheists could have been renamed, “Captain Strawman vs. The Angry Atheist!”I had some hope for this debate. Unfortunately, it went very much the way that I thought it would go.When CVAAS was first contacted by Chris Plance, the representative…

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“Does God Exist?” A debate in Bakersfield

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ValleyCoR member organization, the Atheist Society of Kern (ASK) has been invited to participate in a debate at the Graces Memorial High School (GMHS) in Bakersfield, California. This debate is open to the public but is aimed at those students of GMHS who are expressing doubt or apathy toward the existence of God. UPDATE:  Due to…

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Central Valley Coalition of Reason

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Have you heard of ValleyCoR?On May 4, 2011, several secular groups in the San Joaquin Valley joined together with the United Coalition of Reason to form a local coalition – the Central Valley Coalition of Reason – also called “ValleyCoR”. CVAAS was one of these three groups.Together with UnitedCoR, these groups announced their formation with the…

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The “Next Step” for CVAAS

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CVAAS has been doing some big things lately. It’s time for us to ask ourselves: What’s Next?  What is our Next Step? Since Heretic’s Barbecue is wrapped up for 2016, and we’ve had a couple weeks to rest and recover, it would seem to be time to figure out where we are going to go…

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Heretic’s Barbecue in One Week!

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The Heretic’s Barbecue is just a week away!  Are you ready?CVAAS has been working hard to prepare for the Heretic’s Barbecue.  The venue is locked in, we’re doing our final sound checks, the caterer is standing by.Have you done your part?Haven’t you wanted to go to one of the Secular or Skeptical conventions, but couldn’t because…

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Changing Deeply Held Beliefs

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Everyone has beliefs, and our beliefs are used to inform our actions.  Our beliefs can be well supported or not.  Well supported, or “justified” beliefs tend to be backed with good evidence and reasoning.  Poorly supported beliefs are too often supported with wishful or “magical” thinking, or lack proof altogether.Poorly supported beliefs that lead to actions which…

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Religious exclusion of the non-religious

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The original motto of the United States was, “E pluribus unum,”, which was adopted by Congress in 1782 and included on the Great Seal of the United States.This motto is Latin, and it means, “Out of many, one”.  It is inclusive of all Americans, and it acknowledges that those people who make up the United…

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Join us at the Heretic’s Barbecue!

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Join us for food, fun, and games at the 9th Annual Heretic’s Barbecue.The biggest event that CVAAS has ever created.  Completely new and beautiful venue!Catered barbecue from Maw and Paw BBQTabling by other organizations & groups.Speakers:Heina DadabhoyAshton P. WoodsJess & Jordan Fitzpatrick

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