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Hull and East Riding Humanist Group

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“God’s Funeral”

Posted by Tim on 24/09/2015
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Date:       Monday 21st Septmeber 2015, 7.30pm
Venue:    the back room of the Tiger Inn, Lairgate, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 8JG

By the end of the 19th century, almost all the great writers and artists, and intellectuals had abanied Christianity, and many abandoned belief in God altogether. This was partly the result of scientific discovery, particularly the work of Charles Darwin in “The Origin of Species”. English writer A.N. Wilson’s 1999 book “God’s Funeral” demonstrates in such diverse lives as those of Gibbon, Kant, Marx, Carlyle, George Eliot, and Sigmund Freud, the dough about religion had many sources. HERHG Chair John Hawkins will be talking about “God’s Funeral”. All Welcome.

“Is Artificial Intelligence a Threat to Mankind?”

Date:       Monday 20th July 2015, 7.30pm
Venue:    the back room of the Tiger Inn, Lairgate, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 8JG

Prof Stephen Hawking, one of Britain’s pre-eminent scientists, recently said that efforts to create thinking machines pose a threat to our very existence. Hull and East Riding Humanist Group Secretary Tim Stephenson will lead a discussion about the potential threats to human life posed by advances in artificial intelligence. All Welcome

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Hull and East Riding Humanist Group will begin its meeting at 7.30pm on Monday 18th May in the back room of the Tiger Inn, Lairgate, Beverley with a brief AGM to elect the group officers and committee for the coming year. The AGM will be followed by an Open Discussion on topical issues relevant to Humanism. Attendees will be invited to speak briefly on a topic of their choice.
All welcome.

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According to the Bible, “The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God” (Psalm 14), but is there a rational argument for concluding that there is no God? The Hull and East Riding Humanist Group will be hosting its first formal debate on Monday 20th April 2015 at 7.30pm in the back room of the Tiger Inn, Lairgate, Beverley. Proposing the motion “This house believes there is No God” will be group secretary Tim Stephenson and the motion will be opposed by group Vice Chair Brian Fendley. All welcome.

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The 2011 census revealed that almost 57,000 citizens of the UK described themselves as Pagans. What is Paganism? What do Pagans believe and how do Pagan beliefs compare with Humanism?

Nick and Donna Lawer-Jones will be our speakers at the 16th March 2015 meeting of the Hull and East Riding Humanist Group and will be offering a couple’s journey – two paths through Paganism. The meeting will start at 7.30pm in the back room of the Tiger Inn, Lairgate, Beverley. All welcome.