Counter-apologetics’s workshop #3

Counter-Apologetics workshop #3

Eric Ozols will walk us through the ‘meat&potatoes’ of counter-apologetics, the bulk of what you’ll encounter in the majority of conversations will be covered and their different responses which have proved successful. Simple answers are prioritized with brief explanations about more in-depth reasons why the specific apologetic is ludicrous. The classical arguments will be the focus with some of their obscure derivatives in-between. Come ready to share some of your own responses in hopes everyone can benefit from prior experiences. This event is planned to take place at the IHOP on 219 E Hospitality to split the distance between Redlands and Riverside, they would appreciate if people purchased an entree.

Sunday Morning Breakfast Meetup

If you like to sleep in on Sunday and do not want to get up for our weekly hike but would like some lively conversation later in the morning, come join us for breakfast. Our hiking group always meets for a meal and a pleasant chat after our hike. Farmer Boy’s Restaurant is located on the corner of University Ave. and the 91 Freeway in downtown Riverside. Their prices are reasonable and there is a patio outside where we sit, making for a nice non-noisy location. If it is nice and we are able to sit outside, friendly dogs on leashes are welcome. This meetup time is 10:15 am, which is a close approximation. We might be a early or a few minutes late getting down the mountain, so wait for us if you do not find us there! Look for the IEAA tee shirts if it is your first time to attend.

Atheist Rock Musician Francis Dunnery live in Riverside!

English rock musician and atheist Francis Dunnery will be performing at a private house party as part of the videotaping of a documentary! Come at 6 pm for dinner and stay for the music (7:30 pm)! Tickets are $20 apiece until 5/15 and $25 thereafter to cover entertainment costs. Contact Alma for tickets. We only have 50 seats, so sign up fast!

Please note that no photos or videorecording of any type will be allowed during the performance. There will be lots of chances for both after the show. Francis Dunnery will sell CDs, sign autographs, and take photos with people afterwards.

Sorry, no kids under 12 due to mature content and also to allow Francis Dunnery to express himself comfortably.

Weekly Mount Rubidoux Fun Hike!

Join us for a FUN event EVERY Sunday morning! The regular hikers in this event rarely sign up even though they hike every Sunday. There are always more people than the two hosts so don’t be shy in joining us!

Want to have fun and stay healthy too? Join us for some exercise AND enjoy the wonders of nature at the same time! This exercise is fun and the views from the top are absolutely awesome! It takes about a half hour to hike up and a half hour down, maybe 45 minute each way at a slower pace. This is an easy hike, but may be strenuous for anyone who is not in good physical condition. Bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable shoes. If you are a jogger this will be a VERY easy hike, but if you never get any exercise you may want to try walking in your neighborhood for a few weeks before you do this hike.

FOOD: Each week we meet at the base of the mountain, hike up, enjoy the amazing view, talk for a while, solve all the world’s problems, hike back down, and have a light breakfast or early lunch at one of the local restaurants nearby. If you prefer to hike and skip the food that’s fine too.

DIRECTIONS: Mount Rubidoux Memorial Park is located on the western edge of downtown Riverside, just a few minutes off the 91 Freeway. From the 91 Freeway exit at the Mission Inn / University Off Ramp Proceed west on either Mission Inn Boulevard or University to Redwood Drive. Turn left on Redwood to 9th Street Turn right on 9th and go one block to the Park entrance (where 9th street ends)

BRIEF DIRECTIONS: Get on 9th street and go north until it ends!

PLEASE try to arrive a few minutes early because we like to start the hike on time. We meet in front of the 9th street entrance gate. Also, PLEASE RSVP since we will wait a while at the start point IF we know you are coming and you are a little late. Friendly dogs are welcome but remember that dogs must be on a short leash. No toilets in the park.

FREE parking on parts of 9th street and some others, but be careful since some of the streets are residents only parking. PLEASE BE SURE TO READ THE PARKING SIGNS SINCE THERE ARE LOTS OF RESTRICTIONS ON PARKING IN THE AREA. MUCH OF THE PARKING IS RESERVED FOR RESIDENTS WITH PERMITS! TICKETS ARE LIBERALLY DISPENSED BY PARKING ENFORCEMENT

FREE admission to the park.

The Red Dot is where we meet.

The Blue areas are the closest parking areas for non-residents.

Sunday Morning Breakfast Meetup

If you like to sleep in on Sunday and do not want to get up for our weekly hike but would like some lively conversation later in the morning, come join us for breakfast. Our hiking group always meets for a meal and a pleasant chat after our hike. Farmer Boy’s Restaurant is located on the corner of University Ave. and the 91 Freeway in downtown Riverside. Their prices are reasonable and there is a patio outside where we sit, making for a nice non-noisy location. If it is nice and we are able to sit outside, friendly dogs on leashes are welcome. This meetup time is 10:15 am, which is a close approximation. We might be a early or a few minutes late getting down the mountain, so wait for us if you do not find us there! Look for the IEAA tee shirts if it is your first time to attend.

Weekly Mount Rubidoux Fun Hike!

Join us for a FUN event EVERY Sunday morning! The regular hikers in this event rarely sign up even though they hike every Sunday. There are always more people than the two hosts so don’t be shy in joining us!

Want to have fun and stay healthy too? Join us for some exercise AND enjoy the wonders of nature at the same time! This exercise is fun and the views from the top are absolutely awesome! It takes about a half hour to hike up and a half hour down, maybe 45 minute each way at a slower pace. This is an easy hike, but may be strenuous for anyone who is not in good physical condition. Bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable shoes. If you are a jogger this will be a VERY easy hike, but if you never get any exercise you may want to try walking in your neighborhood for a few weeks before you do this hike.

FOOD: Each week we meet at the base of the mountain, hike up, enjoy the amazing view, talk for a while, solve all the world’s problems, hike back down, and have a light breakfast or early lunch at one of the local restaurants nearby. If you prefer to hike and skip the food that’s fine too.

DIRECTIONS: Mount Rubidoux Memorial Park is located on the western edge of downtown Riverside, just a few minutes off the 91 Freeway. From the 91 Freeway exit at the Mission Inn / University Off Ramp Proceed west on either Mission Inn Boulevard or University to Redwood Drive. Turn left on Redwood to 9th Street Turn right on 9th and go one block to the Park entrance (where 9th street ends)

BRIEF DIRECTIONS: Get on 9th street and go north until it ends!

PLEASE try to arrive a few minutes early because we like to start the hike on time. We meet in front of the 9th street entrance gate. Also, PLEASE RSVP since we will wait a while at the start point IF we know you are coming and you are a little late. Friendly dogs are welcome but remember that dogs must be on a short leash. No toilets in the park.

FREE parking on parts of 9th street and some others, but be careful since some of the streets are residents only parking. PLEASE BE SURE TO READ THE PARKING SIGNS SINCE THERE ARE LOTS OF RESTRICTIONS ON PARKING IN THE AREA. MUCH OF THE PARKING IS RESERVED FOR RESIDENTS WITH PERMITS! TICKETS ARE LIBERALLY DISPENSED BY PARKING ENFORCEMENT

FREE admission to the park.

The Red Dot is where we meet.

The Blue areas are the closest parking areas for non-residents.

Cinema With the Secular and Discussion Lunch

KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD Playing on SATURDAY 

Previews are selling out at theaters. Please reserve your ticket early. See details about AMC below.

This group will meet once per month or so and visit one of several movie theaters in Riverside and Redlands, alternating on either Sunday or Saturday for the first or second matinee, around 11 AM on the opening weekend of the movie. We’ll watch keeping in mind that our discussion afterward over lunch or coffee follows how the film relates to current thinking about and events concerning religion and politics. 

How does the film reflect current events, attitudes, or aspirations? 

• Throughout the movie, a statement is being made on the human condition. What statement do you think is being made and do you agree?
• Can we identify any political, social, or religious themes in these movies that influence the characters and affect the storyline?
• Can we see any Humanists in the film?
• Did the movie attempt to persuade its viewers to accept the particular values or principles that the writers presented? Was it or could it be successful? 

• At lunch, we’ll chat as we order for a few minutes, then discussions will begin. So the whole group can enjoy the whole discussion, please no side conversations during this discussion time. Please do stay later and continue visiting, though after this short discussion period. 

Schedule for 2017
Sun, April 30 Regal RP             The Circle
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_circle_2017

Sat, May 13 AMC Tyler              King Arthur: Legend of the Sword http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1972591/

 
Sun, June 11 Krik Redlands      The Mummy
Sat, July 1 Regal RP                   Baby Driver
Sun, August 6 Krik Redlands   The Dark Tower
Sat, Sept 30 AMC Tyler            Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Sun, Oct 8 Krik Redlands         Blade-Runner 2049
Sat, Nov 4 Regal RP                  Thor: Ragnarok
Sun, Dec 17 Krik Redlands       Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Regal Riverside Plaza Stadium 16
www.regmovies.com/theatres/theatre-folder/regal-riverside-plaza-stadium-16-7720
Reserve your seat on-line prior to arrival in the first two rows behind the handicapped row. We’ll meet 15 minutes before screening begins outside in the patio seating area. All seats are reserved in this theater so buy your tickets early if you can.

AMC Tyler Galleria 16
3775 Tyler Avenue
Riverside, CA 92503
https://www.amctheatres.com/movie-theatres/los-angeles/amc-tyler-galleria-16
Reserve your seat on-line prior to arrival in the first two rows behind the handicapped row. We’ll meet 15 minutes before screening begins in the lobby.

Krikorian Redlands Cinema 14
340 North Eureka Street
Redlands, CA 92374
http://www.kptmovies.com/Location.aspx?house=3666
Purchase upon arrival and look for us in the first two rows behind the handicapped row. We’ll meet 15 minutes before screening begins in the theater.

Sunday Morning Breakfast Meetup

If you like to sleep in on Sunday and do not want to get up for our weekly hike but would like some lively conversation later in the morning, come join us for breakfast. Our hiking group always meets for a meal and a pleasant chat after our hike. Farmer Boy’s Restaurant is located on the corner of University Ave. and the 91 Freeway in downtown Riverside. Their prices are reasonable and there is a patio outside where we sit, making for a nice non-noisy location. If it is nice and we are able to sit outside, friendly dogs on leashes are welcome. This meetup time is 10:15 am, which is a close approximation. We might be a early or a few minutes late getting down the mountain, so wait for us if you do not find us there! Look for the IEAA tee shirts if it is your first time to attend.

Free Thinker’s Book Club

Come join us for a cup of coffee and a good book discussion. May’s reading will be “Packing for Mars: The Science of Life in the Void” by Mary Roach.

BNB Discussion #7: You Weren’t There, the Methodology of Historical Science

Ken Ham famously dismisses evolution with an argument that we can’t know because we weren’t there to see it (and origin of life) happen. There is of course a difference between observational science (behavioral, chemistry) and historical science (anthropology, paleontology) each having its tools. So how does Historical science operate and how reliable are its conclusions?

Panelists: 

Jim Walker, Electrical Engineer. Drexel University 

Steve Wyper, History Teacher, Theologian. University of Redlands 

Billie Burnham, Anthropologist. Chaffey College 

Dr Marilyn Fogel, Director EDGE Institute, UC Riverside (Environmental Dynamics and Geo-Ecology)

Hosted by Michael Cain, Freeligion Podcast*

NOTE: New earlier time–1:30PM.

Audience Q&A will follow. This event is free. Please RSVP either on MeetUp sites or at the Facebook Group page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BandNBtalk/ (click on Events). Also join the Facebook page for notices of future events. Invite interested friends too!

The conference room is behind the library. Setup volunteers, please arrive promptly at 1PM.

Join us too for dinner afterward at a nearby restaurant, 5-7PM. Location announced at the event.

Future topics: 
LGBTQ Acceptance and Discrimination 
Historicity of the Bible 
Is Belief a Choice? 
The Conflict Issues

*https://freeligionblog.com

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