Skepticism

Pete Stark, tomorrow in Cambridge, MA!

Pete Stark, the first Congressman to admit publicly that he has no belief in a god, will be speaking tomorrow (Thursday, September 18 2007) here in Cambridge, MA. Rep. Stark will be hosted by the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard, who of course I was quoted as bashing in the Boston Globe last Sunday. They write:

JOIN US FOR THIS HISTORIC EVENT, where Rep. Pete Stark will give the first-ever public remarks on his Humanism and nontheism. Stark is a senior member of the influential Ways & Means Committee, a strong advocate for religious liberty and church-state separation, a Unitarian Universalist, and a veteran of the US Air Force.

· Despite surveys indicating atheists are the group Americans are least likely to elect, Stark denies it takes courage to become the first ‘out’ nontheist in the House.

· “What is courageous,” he adds, “is to stand up in Congress and say, ‘Let’s tax the rich and give money to poor kids.”‘

There are many ways to be a true believer.

September 20

Emerson Hall
105 Harvard Yard
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
7:30 PM

Seating for this free event is limited: arrive early to ensure admission!

I’m going to try my best to make it and I encourage all of you in the area to do so as well.

Rebecca Watson

Rebecca leads a team of skeptical female activists at Skepchick.org. She travels around the world delivering entertaining talks on science, atheism, feminism, and skepticism. There is currently an asteroid orbiting the sun with her name on it. You can follow her every fascinating move on Twitter or on Google+.

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