CFI Institute - "Confronting Religion With Reason" in Los Angeles, Feb. 18

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Location: CFI Los Angeles

4773 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
United States

Confronting Religion With Reason

Promoting science, reason, and secular values
among a religious majority

CFI Institute Workshop
Featuring Louise Antony, John Shook, and Eddie Tabash 

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Center for Inquiry Los Angeles
4773 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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(To register for Friday night's lecture & debate, please click here)


The modern American social landscape presents a distinct challenge to the non-religious: How best to make the skeptical case to a religiously-dominated society? How best to fight for the secular cause within a religiously-battered democracy? Join the Center for Inquiry Institute for a two-day workshop to examine these questions and more!


Workshop Schedule:

10:00am - Workshop: Post Debate Analysis
with Louise Antony, John Shook, and Eddie Tabash

12:00pm - Lunch (visit local restaurants)

1:30pm - Workshop: "Atheology and Atheism"
with John Shook

3:00pm - Workshop: "Refuting the Need for God"
with Eddie Tabash 



antony01a.jpgLouise M. Antony, PhD. teaches philosophy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She writes on a variety of philosophical topics, including knowledge gender, the mind and, most recently, the philosophy of religion. She is the editor of the 2007 book Philosophers Without Gods, a collection of essays by atheist philosophers.

shookdrq.jpgJohn Shook, PhD. is director of education and senior research fellow at the Center for Inquiry, and is also visiting assistant professor of science education at the University at Buffalo, teaching for its Science and the Public online program. From 2000 to 2006 he was professor of philosophy at Oklahoma State University. Shook publishes on philosophical topics regarding science, the mind, humanist ethics, democracy, secularism, and religion, and has debated the existence of God with leading theologians, including William Lane Craig. His most recent books are The God Debates and as editor, The Essential William James.

[object Object]Eddie Tabash, JD. is a lawyer in the Los Angeles area. He graduated magna cum laude from UCLA in 1973 and obtained his law degree from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles in 1976. Eddie is a member of the California State Bar, the American Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and the Beverly Hills Bar Association. Eddie is currently chair of the national legal committee of Americans United for separation of Church and State. He is also a board member of Center for Inquiry and chair of the Council for Secular Humanism’s First Amendment Task Force. His website is


Saturday Workshop Schedule and Registration
$45 for the public, $35 for Friends of the Center, and $10 for students (valid student ID required).

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(Note: Friday and Saturday registrations are separate!
To register for Friday night's lecture/debate, please click here or pay at the door)


For more information about the CFI Institute, please visit our web site.
Specific questions? Email a CFI Institute representative
or call us at (716) 636-4869 ext. 408

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