Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 1:30 PM: David Silverman, President of American Atheists
Guest speaker David Silverman is the author of a new book: Fighting God: An Atheist Manifesto for a Religious World.
This new book is a firebrand manifesto from one of the most recognizable faces of atheism. In his book, David Silverman - a walking, talking atheist billboard known for his appearances on Fox News - discusses the effectiveness, ethics and impact of the in-your-face-atheist who refuses to be silent.
Fighting God is a provocative, unapologetic book that takes religion to task and will give inspiration to non-believers and serve as the ultimate answer to apologists.
David will be available to sign books after the Q&A.
This meeting is free and open to the public. A Q&A session will follow the talk. Refreshments provided.After the meeting, everyone is welcome to join us for an early dinner at Ruby Tuesday.
Franklin Township Library
485 DeMott Lane
Somerset, NJ 08873
(map and directions)
250 Davidson Avenue
(map and directions)
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 7:00 PM: Monthly Dinner
Come out for dinner and camaraderie with fellow humanists and atheists in your area! Always an interesting conversation and new participants are always welcome. If you're new, just tell the staff you're with the meetup group.
If you know you're coming in advance, please RSVP for the event on Meetup or Facebook. Use one of the links to the right.
1337 Route 1 South
North Brunswick, NJ
(map and directions)
Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 6:00 PM: Program Meeting
Wine and Appetizers Reception and Screening of the documentary A Better Life: An Exploration of Joy & Meaning in a World Without God with director Chris Johnson.
The book A Better Life and DVDs of the documentary will be for sale at the event. More details forthcoming.
PeopleCare Center Auditorium
120 Finderne Avenue
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Picnic Menu (provided):
- Grilled chicken, hamburgers, sausages, hot dogs, and buns (different grill available if you bring your own meatless grillables)
- Garnishes and condiments
- Beverages: Water (bring your own soda/tea)
- All plates, cups and utensils
Please bring a favorite side dish or dessert to share. If your last name starts with:
- A-M: bring a dessert, e.g., cookies, brownies, fresh fruit, pie, cake, or your favorite
- N-Z: bring a hot or cold side dish, e.g., bean, potato, pasta or veggie salad, fresh veggie tray, or your favorite
PLEASE NOTE: Somerset County parks do not allow alcohol.
- Adults $15 ($10 for NJHN members)
- Children 12-17 $5
- Children under 12 FREE.
You can pay at the picnic by cash, check or credit card. Checks should be made payable to: New Jersey Humanist Network.
- We have a covered pavilion so we won't cancel due to rain
- Dogs permitted, only if friendly and on a leash
- Bring your favorite picnic party games and get to know your fellow Humanists.
- Bring a friend who has expressed an interest in Humanism.
- Wear your favorite freethought apparel.
- Bring your walking shoes and your bikes!
- Details about park activities can be found at the park's website (link below).
RSVP to Lisa Ridge or call 732-649-8984 by Friday, August 5, so that we know how much food to prepare, and indicate whether you'll bring a side dish or dessert to share.
The Picnic is the best time to renew your annual NJHN membership dues or become a new dues-paying member. All of our programs and other activities are made possible by your financial support. Thank you!
You can also renew online.
NJCoR's billboard in Kearny, October 26 - November 22, 2009
NJ Turnpike western spur SB, just past 15W
Widespread intellectual and moral docility may be convenient for leaders in the short term, but it is suicidal for nations in the long term. One of the criteria for national leadership should therefore be a talent for understanding, encouraging, and making constructive use of vigorous criticism.
- Carl Sagan
The lifestance of Humanism—guided by reason, inspired by compassion, and informed by experience—encourages us to live life well and fully. It evolved through the ages and continues to develop through the efforts of thoughtful people who recognize that values and ideals, however carefully wrought, are subject to change as our knowledge and understandings advance.
- from Humanist Manifesto III
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