Posted by Stephen Law on September 23, 2010
Centre for Inquiry UK and South Place Ethical Society present
best-selling author of
The God Virus
How Religion Infects Our Lives and Culture
A fast paced, humorous and engaging talk from this best-selling U.S. author. Darrel will explore “even the most sensitive areas of religious infection from sexual guilt to abstinence only, from the hypnotic techniques of ministers to music’s role in infection and how it all fits together”. Darrell will be signing copies of his book.
“Darrel Ray has made a marvelous contribution to our understanding of ourselves. The description of religion as a cultural virus is not new, Darrel is the first to put the virus on a slide and pull out the microscope. The God Virus goes beyond analogy, offering a fascinating and detailed look at the wiggling, maddening virus itself how it moves, how it survives, and how and why it continues to thrive.” Dale McGowan
Darrell’s talk is preceded by a short talk from Stephen Law drawn from his forthcoming book Believing Bullshit: How Not To Fall Into An Intellectual Black Hole.
October 23rd, 2010
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R 4RL – Main Hall
10.00-10.50am Stephen Law, Intellectual Black Holes.
11.00am -1.00pm (includes 30 mins QandA) Darrel Ray, The God Virus
Just £7 on the door. Free to Friends of CFI UK, PLUS GLHA, SPES, BHA, AHS, CAMP QUEST, NEW HUMANIST SUBSCRIBERS.
Tickets on the door. To book in advance go to www.cfiuk.org, hit button “support cfiuk” and follow instructions. Credit and debit cards welcome. Include names of those coming, phone number, return address, etc.