Former Catholic nun, Liz Murad, shares the remarkable story of her long journey from faith in the unbelievable to life in reality, and all the stops in between.
The Best Speech Ever . . . Really Or, why America is smart enough to have left plenty of room for improvement.
Ken Hurley is the director of Civication, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting civics education and civil responsibility. He spoke at a meeting of the First Coast Freethought Society, Jacksonville, Florida, on November 19, 2012.
Opinions, Dominions, Great Virginians, and the Hope for Civil Discourse
What elements are necessary for an opinion? How do you form your opinions? Does it sometimes seem that everyone else is wrong?
Ken Hurley is a co-founder and director of Civication, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting civics education and civil responsibility. He spoke at a meeting of the First Coast Freethought Society, Jacksonville, Florida, on July 18, 2011.
What Can Possibly Explain All This? Or--A Scientist Seeks a Unifying Theory for Everything About America
Joque H. Soskis explores why Americans seem not to be too concerned about the various ways in which things in the U.S. are deteriorating relative to other industrialized democracies. Learn about his theory of theistic exceptionalism.
Joque is a retired University of North Florida faculty member, past member and official of the faculty union of the Florida State University System, retired member of the Florida Bar, author, and freethinker.
Earl Coggins, President, First Coast Freethought Society, welcomes Parvez Ahmed, Ph.D., Member, Jacksonville Human Rights Commission; Board Member, OneJax; Associate Professor of Finance, University of North Florida; Fulbright Scholar. They discuss differences in the Muslim and atheist worldviews. Dr. Ahmed is a frequent commentator on Islam and the Muslim American Experience.
David R. Simon, Ph.D., Research Fellow, Institute of Public and International Policy, University of North Florida. Dr. Simon examines the numerous relationships between crime and religion. Have you ever wondered if religiosity reduces delinquency and adult crime? Why are there sexual abuse and other scandals among the clergy? And more! The results may surprise you.
FCFS president Earl Coggins and Baptist minister Harry Parrott discuss pertinent issues in the theism vs. atheism battle that has been going on for at least the last 2000 years. Moderated by Ken Hurley, Director, Civication, Inc.
What's in a name? AND... How might new judicial nominations shape the philosophical direction of the Supreme Court? May we rest easy? How might the court view issues such as abortion rights, privacy rights, detention policies, executive power, gay marriage, voting rights, and our Pledge of Allegiance?
Speaker: Ken Hurley, founder and director of Civication, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting civics education and civil responsibility; and former Director of the Board, Florida ACLU, and President, Northeast Florida Chapter of the ACLU from 2001-2007.
Presented April 20, 2009, at a meeting of the First Coast Freethought Society.