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Away With All Gods!
Date Thursday October 09
Time 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
Thursday, October 9 - Stanford University
7 pm, Main Quad - History Corner (Bldg. 200), Room 2
Sponsored by Stanford Atheists, Humanists and Agnostics (AHA!)
Contact: stanford [at] secularstudents.org
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/Author
As part of her nationwide tour, Sunsara Taylor will be at Sanford
University speaking on Bob Avakian's provocative book "Away With All
Gods! Unchaining the Mind and Radically Changing the World".

We are in a moment where broad controversy and debate over religion
exists on a scale unprecedented in recent times and this is taking
concentrated expression on college campuses across the country with
growing evangelical and fundamentalist Christian movements as well as
a surge in atheism and secularism. Sunsara
Taylor stands out for her ability to speak with substance and passion
to the questions in the subtitle of this powerful new book, both
unchaining the mind and radically changing the world. Sunsara Taylor
will draw from the book, and her experiences around the country,
challenging religion and the harm it does.

-- Is believing in gods actually harmful?
-- Is there such a thing as an unchanging, unchangeable human nature?
-- Can people be good without god?
-- Why is patriarchy and the oppression of women foundational to so
many religions?
-- Why is there a rise of religious fundamentalism throughout the world?

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Ms. Taylor is a writer for Revolution newspaper, a dynamic speaker and
an uncompromising atheist. Her coverage of the rise of Christian
fascism has taken her to the gates of abortion clinics across the
country, to Terri Schiavo's hospice, to inside the stadiums of the
BattleCry movement to train Christian youth shock troops and led to
numerous impressive verbal battles with Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity
and countless thoughtful interviews with reality-based radio hosts.
Sunsara co-hosts WBAI (Pacifica ) radio program "Equal Time for Free
Thought" where she interviews cutting edge authors on the dangers of
the Christian right, the oppression of women, and the importance of
science, critical thinking and an unfettered search for the truth.

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