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When: Wednesday
6:30 pm
Where: Walnut Room, 4115 Talley Student Center
2610 Cates Ave
North Carolina State University
Raleigh  27606

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The Triangle Freethought Society

proudly presents

Why the Gospels Are Myth: The Evidence of Genre and Content

Dr. Richard Carrier, Ph.D.

Wednesday February 20, 2013 at 6:30 pm

Walnut Room, 4115 Talley Student Center

North Carolina State University

2610 Cates Ave, Raleigh NC 27606

Parking is free after 5:00pm in the Coliseum Deck (directly east of Talley)

Richard Carrier is a world-renowned author and speaker. As a professional historian, published philosopher, and prominent defender of the American freethought movement, Dr. Carrier has appeared across the country and on national television defending sound historical methods and the ethical worldview of secular naturalism. His books and articles have also received international attention. He holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University in ancient history, specializing in the intellectual history of Greece and Rome, particularly ancient philosophy, religion, and science, with emphasis on the origins of Christianity and the use and progress of science under the Roman empire. He is best known as the author of Sense and Goodness without God, Not the Impossible Faith, and Why I Am Not a Christian, and a major contributor to The Empty Tomb, The Christian Delusion, The End of Christianity, and Sources of the Jesus Tradition, as well as writer and editor-in-chief (now emeritus) for the Secular Web, and for his copious work in history and philosophy online and in print. His latest book is Proving History: Bayes's Theorem and the Quest for the Historical Jesus. He is currently working on his next books, On the Historicity of Jesus Christ, The Scientist in the Early Roman Empire, and Science Education in the Early Roman Empire.

The Triangle Freethought Society (TFS) is a membership-based, nonprofit education and advocacy organization dedicated to issues surrounding nontheism. Our membership is made up of nontheists, post-theists, atheists, agnostics, freethinkers, skeptics and humanists living and working in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding areas. We are the local chapter of the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), a national member-organization based in Madison, Wisconsin.

Our main purpose is to stand up for the separation of church and state as guaranteed by the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. Additionally, we work to:

  • Ensure that non-religious people enjoy the same rights as religious citizens.

  • Raise awareness and educate the general population about the concerns and issues facing the nontheist community.

  • Protect reason-based and scientific education within our school systems.

  • Engage in organized charitable and community improvement projects.

  • Create a sense of community for the nontheist population in our geographical area and beyond.

TFS is also an affiliate organization of the American Humanist Association (AHA).


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