Archive for February 24, 2010
Nate Phelps will be in Calgary to give a talk on Sunday March 14th from 2-4:30 pm.
There is likely a group of people from Saskatoon going to Calgary for the talk. Leave a comment if you are interested.
Nate Phelps: An Atheist looks back on growing up in Westboro Baptist Church
“The Uncomfortable Grayness of Life”
Date: Sunday, March 14, 2010 Time: 2:00pm – 4:30pm Location: UofC ICT102 Street: 880 Campus Place NW City/Town: Calgary, AB
Nate Phelps is one of the estranged children of Pastor Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church. Since Pastor Phelps began his latest assault on various segments of the world in 1991, Nate has been providing his perspective on the dark (or perhaps darker) side of Pastor Phelps.
Centre For Inquiry has invited Nate to Calgary to share his insights with the Calgary community. Knowing how groups like Westboro Baptist work is not only fascinating, but helpful in countering their message.
Westboro Baptist is famous for their “God Hates Fags” campaign and protesting of high profile funerals. Though based in the United States, WBC still attempts to influence Canadians, but they have been blocked at the border while traveling to protest funerals in our country.
Cost: $5, or free with CFI membership.
The third Vancouver Skepticamp is going to be help March 20. Skepticamps grew out the computer industry Barcamp concept. An alternative to going to expensive conferences, participants in the camps contribute in some way. Some become presenters, some help organize, some help cleanup. Everyone shares and everybody learns.
Date: Saturday, March 20, 2010
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Speakers: Anyone can volunteer to give a talk, but space is limited. Talks can be as short as 5 minutes, or as long as 20 minutes, but there’s always an opportunity for questions and audience interaction during and after each presentation. Register now and indicate your desire to give a presentation and your intended topic. Do you know an interesting speaker? Get them to register!
Admission: Free, but space is limited. Register now to guarantee your spot. Invite your skepti-curious friends and help promote skepticism.
via Terahertz blog