Weekly Announcement 9/29/13

Its finally starting to feel like fall. Enjoy it while it lasts, because the cold will creep up before you know it. Here are the Freethinker going-ons for this week.

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Tuesday, Oct. 1st from 7:00-8:30pm: At this week’s meeting, in Squires 341, Dan Linford will be giving a presentation on the history of atheism. Are you an atheist, but don’t know much about where and when people like you emerged? Or perhaps you are religious but are curious about when, where, and, most importantly, why people stopped believing in God? Atheism is surprisingly young — no older than 400 years old — and has some unexpected connections to the religions against which it reacted. Join us on October 1st to hear about atheism’s early history. Here’s a link to the event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/530539083689132/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Wed, Oct 2nd at 8:00pm: The Secular Support Group will be meeting this week in the Shenandoah Conference Room (314) of Squires Student Center. This is a more private, mellow, and laid back group conversation than what you’ll be able to find at the regular Freethinkers Meeting. The general body meetings are great for guest speakers, educational workshops, good lively discussion, and even a heated debate or three. If you want a safe space to explore ideas you may not yet have fully formed, or you’re seeking some advice about how to interact with friends and loved ones who do not share your views, or simply want a place to speak your mind then please join the Secular Support Group!

Thursday, Oct. 3rd at 7:00pm: There’s a group of us that go climbing at Crimpers Climbing Gym in Christiansburg. It’s a lot of fun as well as a good workout. It costs $14 to rent shoes and climb for the night. Here’s a link to their website: http://www.crimpersclimbing.com/

Friday, Oct. 4th from 11:00am-12:30pm: Friday morning, the Breakfast Club will be meeting again in the large first floor dining hall in Turner Place. This week the discussion topic is religion. As always, find the group by looking for the person in the magenta(pink) hat. Here’s a link to the page for the Breakfast Club: https://www.facebook.com/groups/freebreakfast/

Friday, Oct. 4th from 7:00-9:00pm:  This Friday, we will be having our first Friday of the month social event in Squires room 219. We will be watching ‘Kinsey, a film centered around the life of Alfred Kinsey, a scientist known for his research on human sexuality. As a warning, the film is rated R. Here’s a link to more information from IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0362269/

Sunday, Oct. 6th at 2:00pm: If you can’t go climbing on Thursday (or can, and want to go again) come climb at Crimpers on Sunday!

Sunday, Oct. 6th at 5:00pm: Our exec. group will be having a business meeting in Squires Student Center near Au Bon Pan. In order to allow more time at meetings for discussion, we will be meeting Sunday to handle the business our club needs to organize. Everyone is invited to come and participate. It’s a great way to play a part in the workings of the club and gain leadership experience.

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*** For the first time ever, we are creating t-shirts to sell to our club! You can order them (and see a preview) at https://docs.google.com/a/vt.edu/forms/d/1n6mHSNokGYXq3d5N7TK1xhhaRAKEIeWGNXx4cG40OIs/viewform. Orders and payment are due on October 1st.***

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