September 2, 2015
Following from a successful school supply drive (www.unitedcor.org/central-iowa-coalition-of-reason-members-raise-a-record-1800-for-local-schools/ ) members of the Central Iowa Coalition of Reason will host a booth at the Des Moines Farmers’ Market this coming Saturday, September 5th, with their Ask-An-Atheist booth. The booth features Skeptic, Freethinking, Humanist, and Atheist literature both for adults and children, atheist themed tee-shirts for sale and a group of friendly, happy, healthy, productive, tax-paying atheists to answer your questions about what it is like to not have a deity watching and waiting: ready to send someone to hell at the smallest wrong transgression.
The Central Iowa Coalition of Reason, along with their affiliates:
–Drake Secular Legal Society
–Drake University Secular Student Alliance
–Humanists of Iowa
–Iowa Atheists & Freethinkers
–Iowa State University Atheist & Agnostic Society
–Secular Coalition for Iowa
Des Moines Farmers’ Market, Court Avenue, Des Moines IA, 50309.
Saturday, September 5th from 6:00 a.m. to noon.
Non-theism is more than just realizing that our society, the world and our universe is a bigger, brighter and more amazing place than all the make-believe ideas. The community booth allows people to make connections with others of sincerely-held belief in the community, and do something more than just wishing things would change. When we stand together at events like this, it gives a voice to non-theistic people, and encourages others to stand up for who they are. That is what makes atheist and non-believers so exciting, and that is that we don’t have a dogma to guide us but our own logic and reason.
Further information about the non-theist booth can be found at: http://www.meetup.com/Iowa-Atheists-and-Freethinkers/events/224743361/
The Central Iowa Coalition of Reason (www.CentralIowaCoR.org) is a proactive partnership of 6 Atheist, Free-Thought advocates, and Humanist groups working together in the central Iowa region with a clear vision to foster a sense of community for the Secular among us and to raise the visibility of our efforts for those who have not yet found a Secular community through which they can thrive and feel welcome.
The United Coalition of Reason (www.unitedcor.org) is a non-profit organization that helps local non-theistic groups work together to achieve higher visibility, increase membership, and have a greater impact in their local areas.
For more information, please contact:
Coordinator—Central Iowa Coalition of Reason and
Vice-President—Iowa Atheists and Freethinkers
Press Officer–Iowa Atheists and Freethinkers
UnitedCoR’s Executive Director
United Coalition of Reason (based in Washington, DC)