Archive for March, 2007

Jesus Myth

March 12, 2007

Here is a short clip of Dan Barker from the recent event at UCLA where Dan talked about the Historicity of Jesus

And here is a photgraph from the event:

Jesus Myth

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Highest Ranking Non-Theistic Member of the US Government

March 12, 2007

The Secular Coalition for America, the first lobbying group in Washington for freethinking Americans, offered 1000 dollars to whoever could find the highest ranking  atheistic member of the US government.

He turns out to be a representative Peter Stark, a Democratic congressmen from California’s 13th district.

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Stark is the first ever openly atheist member of congress, even though, if congress was a representative sample of Americans, there ought to be about fifty non-theistic members. Stark has consistently voted in favor of freedom and equality – he has a 100% rating from the ACLU. This is a huge step foreward for equality, kin to the first woman speaker, Nancy Pelosi. Hopefully, other atheistic congressmen – if there are any – will follow Stark’s lead. Hopefully, this isn’t the end of Stark’s political career!

Peter Popoff

March 6, 2007

Peter Popoff, alleged faith-healer who was debunked by James Randi is at it again. Watch here.

And the Antichrist is… Al Gore?

March 3, 2007

Pope Benedict (the Whatever) has been notified by the Archbishop of Bologna, who was was presumably talking to God (or Jesus? Or the Holy Spirit?), that the Anti-Christ will be a a pacifist, and ecologist, and an ecumenist. So some one who doesn’t like war, thinks it might be important to prevent the destruction of the environment, and would like to see the entire world live in peace and unity together! Well, it looks like you are in luck Bishop – you don’t have to worry because John Lennon is already dead. Because a psychopath conservative religious whack-job, like you, shot him in the head. And who is to fight this peace lovin’ hippy – er, evil beast? The Eastern Orthodox, the Catholic, and the Protestant. Way to mobilize the Christian right! I will be looking foreward to more bigotry, gas-guzzling SUVs, needless wars, and attacks on science and progress in the future. Ass.

(Edited for factual errors.)

News, March 1st

March 2, 2007

Here are the minutes from last meeting:

A. Events for all:

  1. Open-mic night: Kappa Psi Epsilon is hosting an open mic with spoken word, poetry, and musical performances. Thursday, March 1, 6:00-9:30pm. Location: Soroptomist House (Free)
  2. “What can we do to Counter Religious Discrimination”: CSULB’s Religious Studies Student Association is hosting an event with art exhibits, student presentations, live music and lectures. Friday, March 2, 12:00-3:00pm. Location: USU Ballrooms: (A, B & C).
  3. Sweatshop Fashion Show: A protest on Cal State Long Beach’s distribution of sweatshop merchandise. This demonstration will raise awareness and hopefully stop CSULB bookstores from selling sweatshop made clothing. Sponsored by SSA and Campus Progressives. Wednesday, March 7, 12:30-1:00pm and Thursday, March 8, 12:30-1:00pm (Free)
  4. Film screening on Palestine: A film based on Palestine. Thursday, March 8, 8:30-10:30pm. Location: Multicultural Center on campus.
  5. Physics presentation: Nobel prize winner for physics, Doug Osheroff (1996) will lecture on our campus. Tuesday, March 6, 11:15-1:00pm (Free)
  6. Seva Cafe: Seva Cafe is based on the idea that giving is better than receiving. This cafe serves free food and coffee-related drinks, and is primarily operated by volunteers. Donations are welcome, and all proceeds are given to charities. Come enjoy the live music, salsa dancing, and overall relaxing environment. Seva Cafe’s last operation day is this Saturday. Saturday, March 3, 5:00-10:00pm. Location: 10th and Redondo Ave. (Free)
  7. Peace Rally: Anti-war protest in downtown Los Angeles. Saturday, March 17, 12:00-whenever. Location: Vine and Hollywood.

B. Business

  1. If you have any ideas for interesting films that we can watch, inform us.
  2. Any event ideas are welcomed. If you have any interest in a specific lecturer or presentation subject, e-mail us and we can try organizing that event.

Next meeting is:

Wednesday, March 07, 1:00-2:00pm in USU Room 225.

Directions: From the fountain, walk towards the underpass of the USU. Locate the USU computer lab ahead and walk through the sliding glass doors.

I will definitely be attending Osheroff’s talk. He is a brilliant physicist, and we should be supporting our scientists. Not to mention, their is a recording of him finding out about his Nobel Prize – it’s hilarious