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Bart Campolo @ Houston Oasis
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Bart Campolo @ Houston Oasis
This is more about humanism than atheism ...

Is there a better speaker than Bart Campolo on the subject of building humanist (non-religious) communities?

I doubt it. He's a great speaker.

Specifically, communities organised around humanist values, rather than organised around atheism/skepticism.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgvxQPeKHOA
Bart is a former evangelical preacher, so he knows how to talk. And he has first-hand experience in community building.
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RE: Bart Campolo @ Houston Oasis
(November 2, 2015 at 11:04 pm)mralstoner Wrote: This is more about humanism than atheism ...

Is there a better speaker than Bart Campolo on the subject of building humanist (non-religious) communities?

I doubt it. He's a great speaker.

Specifically, communities organised around humanist values, rather than organised around atheism/skepticism.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgvxQPeKHOA
Bart is a former evangelical preacher, so he knows how to talk. And he has first-hand experience in community building.

You're right, he is a very good speaker. I had a long day at work. When I saw how long it was, I wasn't sure I would be able to sit and watch the whole thing. 

Thanks for posting it.
"My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world and exiles me from it."

Ursula K. Le Guin
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RE: Bart Campolo @ Houston Oasis
Wow. That was amazing. I have a lot of thinking to do, about that.

Could not agree more about the value of atheist/humanist communities. I saw that power for myself with SOMA, when we got that group going, in Lawrence, KS.
A Christian told me: if you were saved you cant lose your salvation. you're sealed with the Holy Ghost

I replied: Can I refuse? Because I find the entire concept of vicarious blood sacrifice atonement to be morally abhorrent, the concept of holding flawed creatures permanently accountable for social misbehaviors and thought crimes to be morally abhorrent, and the concept of calling something "free" when it comes with the strings of subjugation and obedience perhaps the most morally abhorrent of all... and that's without even going into the history of justifying genocide, slavery, rape, misogyny, religious intolerance, and suppression of free speech which has been attributed by your own scriptures to your deity. I want a refund. I would burn happily rather than serve the monster you profess to love.

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RE: Bart Campolo @ Houston Oasis
(November 3, 2015 at 8:32 pm)lisah Wrote: You're right, he is a very good speaker. I had a long day at work. When I saw how long it was, I wasn't sure I would be able to sit and watch the whole thing. 

Thanks for posting it.

Yeah, Bart really understands the power of community. Great speaker. Great inspiration for the humanist movement.
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RE: Bart Campolo @ Houston Oasis
(November 4, 2015 at 10:03 am)TheRocketSurgeon Wrote: Wow. That was amazing. I have a lot of thinking to do, about that.

Could not agree more about the value of atheist/humanist communities. I saw that power for myself with SOMA, when we got that group going, in Lawrence, KS.

Bart makes a great point: it's not enough to have a great message, or a great speech. You have to EMBODY your values so that people can point and say "that's my group, that's my values" and outsiders can see a real movement that's a safe, viable alternative to religion.
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RE: Bart Campolo @ Houston Oasis
(November 8, 2015 at 5:53 am)mralstoner Wrote:
(November 3, 2015 at 8:32 pm)lisah Wrote: You're right, he is a very good speaker. I had a long day at work. When I saw how long it was, I wasn't sure I would be able to sit and watch the whole thing. 

Thanks for posting it.

Yeah, Bart really understands the power of community. Great speaker. Great inspiration for the humanist movement.

I hadn't really thought about finding a humanist community, so I've done some research locally. What I have found is a community of atheists, humanists, skeptics, etc. that I think I will check out. I hadn't thought to do that before.
"My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world and exiles me from it."

Ursula K. Le Guin
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