Thursday, May 03, 2012

Counter Attack of a Secularist

by Gary Berg-Cross
Sean Faircloth, Director of Strategy and Policy at the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, is the MSC speaker (May 5th from 2-4) at the Wheaton library. The topic related to his general activism and arousing the sleeping secular giant in the context of his new book Attack of the Theocrats which has an extensive critical review of religious bias in American politics and the social arena. For example:
More than ten states allow federally funded, unlicensed religious child-care facilities. Depending on the state, this can mean that some of these religious child-care facilities are exempt from a broad range of health and safety laws. Others are offered fewer exemptions, but the real question is why would any exemption exist at all, particularly when the safety of children is at stake?
As Richard Dawkins notes in his not-to-be-missed Forward the Sean provides:
a sobering picture, but fortunately, as anyone who has heard his speeches knows, he also has an inspiring and invigorating vision to offer. . . . Readers will finish the book exercised, energized, and eager to join Faircloth in a bold rediscovery of the secular dream of the European Enlightenment and America’s enlightened Fathers.”
-- Richard Dawkins, from the foreword to Attack of the Theocrats!
Copies of the book will be available for purchase.
If you want to get warmed up for the event watch Sean talking at the Reason Rally and there is an interview on the Friendly Atheist site.

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