CFI Saskatoon: Richard Carrier: How to Disprove a Religion

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 7:30 PM, J.S. Wood Library, 1801 Lansdowne Ave, Saskatoon, SK

TOPIC: How do History and Science Prove or Disprove a Religion

Dr. Carrier will show how the history of religions is already all on its own a conclusive disproof of them. If any were true, history, and the world, would have turned out entirely differently. Jesus would not have told us to stop washing our hands, for one thing. And he would have actually existed, for another. Judaism and Islam are likewise examined. Come join us for an irreverent, entertaining, and educational tour.

TICKETS (purchased at the door)

$10/person

CFI members and students $5/person (renew your membership!)

NOTES

• Autographed books available

• Door prizes

• See separate event for meet and greet dinner with Carrier before the talk

• Question period after the talk

• Coffee available

We’ll likely head to a pub on Broadway after the talk

VOLUNTEERS

We need volunteers to assist with poster distribution, event day set-up and clean-up as well as door greeting. Please contactKendra if you can assist in any way.

BIOGRAPHY

Richard Carrier, Ph.D., is a philosopher and historian with degrees from Berkeley and Columbia, specializing in the contemporary philosophy of naturalism, and in Greco-Roman philosophy, science, and religion, including the origins of Christianity. He blogs and lectures worldwide, teaches courses online at Partners for Secular Activism, and is the author of many books, including his defense of a naturalist worldview in Sense and Goodness without God, his academic case for the non-existence of Jesus in On the Historicity of Jesus, his work on historical methodology in Proving History, his responses to 21st century Christian apologetics in Why I Am Not a Christian and Not the Impossible Faith, and an anthology of his papers on the subject of history in Hitler Homer Bible Christ. He has also authored chapters in many other books, and articles in magazines and academic journals, and on his namesake blog. For more about Dr. Carrier and his work seewww.richardcarrier.info.

SUPPORT

Without your support, the Centre for Inquiry cannot put on major events such as this. We encourage you to donate or join as a Friend of the Centre. CFI is a nationally registered educational charity and all donations over $20 are eligible for a tax receipt.

VENUE ACCESSIBILITY

The lower level of the library only accessible by stairs. We regret that we have been unable to find a suitable venue that is more accessible.

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